Full Sail University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,307
2.41% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,695
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
26,737
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.8%
1,907 Graduates

About

Full Sail University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Full Sail University were Human Computer Interaction (548 degrees awarded), Other Audiovisual Communications Technology (313 degrees), and Digital Arts (287 degrees).

In 2022, 7,004 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Full Sail University. 32.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 67.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,790 degrees), 1.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1,637 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Full Sail University is $26,307, which is $2,311 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Full Sail University is $26,307, which is $2,311 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,695.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Full Sail University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,307
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Full Sail University was $26,307. The cost of tuition at Full Sail University is $2,311 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$28,695
2022 Value
4.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Full Sail University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,695. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Full Sail University grew by 4.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$530
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Full Sail University was of $8,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $530. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Full Sail University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.52% with respect to 2021, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.07%
2019 Default Rate
257
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Full Sail University was 3.07%, which represents 257 out of the 8360 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Full Sail University had a total enrollment of 26,737 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Full Sail University is 26,737 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Full Sail University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Full Sail University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.1% White, 28% Black or African American, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.94% Two or More Races, 1.89% Asian, 0.681% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Full Sail University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (17.3%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (16.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Full Sail University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,737 students. The full-time enrollment at Full Sail University is 26,737 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Full Sail University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Full Sail University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Full Sail University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,665 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    7,486 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4,885 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Full Sail University is 36.1% White, 28% Black or African American, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.94% Two or More Races, 1.89% Asian, 0.681% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.217% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,361 students (8.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,422 fewer women than men received degrees from Full Sail University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Full Sail University is white (2,790 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1637 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Full Sail University is Human Computer Interaction (548 degrees awarded), followed by Other Audiovisual Communications Technology (313 degrees) and Digital Arts (287 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Full Sail University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (962 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,844 degrees), and English (457 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Elementary & middle school teachers (216,061 people), Other managers (197,442 people), Postsecondary teachers (140,678 people), Secondary school teachers (126,866 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (103,388 people).

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (962 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,844 degrees), English (457 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (979 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (223 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (962 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,844 degrees), English (457 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (979 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (223 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Elementary & secondary schools (491,506 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (303,984 people), Computer Systems Design (200,785 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (173,888 people), and Construction (108,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (962 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,844 degrees), English (457 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (979 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (223 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Full Sail University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 548 degrees awarded
  2. 313 degrees awarded
  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Full Sail University was Human Computer Interaction with 548 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,713
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,291
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,713 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University, which is 2.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,291).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 787 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University in Human Computer Interaction, which is 7.95 times more than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University in Other Rhetoric, Composition, or Writing Studies, which is 1.28 times more than the 200 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Full Sail University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (73.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Full Sail University is Male and Asian (73.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.98% of graduates (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,790 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,637 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,256 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Full Sail University is white (2,790 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1637 degrees).

9.39% of degree recipients (658 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,948 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    1,057 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    849 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Full Sail University is white male (1,948 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (1057 degrees).

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Operations

Full Sail University employs 470 Professors, 148 No academic ranks and 134 Associate professors. Most academics at Full Sail University are Male Professor (342), Female Professor (128), and Male No academic rank (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Full Sail University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 954 employees, Management, with 310 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 107 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$156M
2022 Salaries
6.09%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Full Sail University paid a median of $156M in salaries, a 6.09% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$47.4M
Instructional Salaries
752
Number of Employees

In 2022, Full Sail University paid a total of $47.4M to 752 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
470 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
954 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Full Sail University were Professor with 470 employees, No academic rank with 148 employees, and Associate professor with 134 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Full Sail University were Office and Administrative Support with 954 employees, Management with 310 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 107 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Full Sail University was Male Professor with 342 employees, Female Professor with 128 employees, and Male No academic rank with 123 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Full Sail University.

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