Aurora University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,200
3.03% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,350
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.64%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.9%
2,922 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,918
77.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.8%
389 Graduates

About

Aurora University is a higher education institution located in Kane County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Aurora University were Social Work (519 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (127 degrees), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (67 degrees).

In 2022, 2,274 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aurora University. 72.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,268 degrees), 2.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (607 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aurora University is $27,200, which is $3,204 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Aurora University is $27,200, which is $3,204 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 $19,350.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Aurora University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Aurora University was $27,200. The cost of tuition at Aurora University is $3,204 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,350
2022 Value
11.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Aurora University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,350. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Aurora University grew by 11.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,329
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aurora University was of $7,329 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.55% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 23.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Aurora University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.38% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.64%
2019 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Aurora University was 1.64%, which represents 30 out of the 1831 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Aurora University received 2,922 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.77% annual growth. Out of those 2,922 applicants, 2,393 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,918 students enrolled at Aurora University in 2022. 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Aurora University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,393
Accepted Out of 2,922

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Aurora University was 81.9% (2,393 admissions from 2,922 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.77%, while admissions declined by −10.7%..

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage (2022)
196
Scores Submitted (2022)

29% of enrolled first-time students at Aurora University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Aurora University had a total enrollment of 5,918 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Aurora University is 4,588 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,330. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Aurora University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aurora University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% White, 32.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.65% Black or African American, 3.11% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aurora University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (28.2%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and White Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.3%) and White Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aurora University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Aurora University is 4,588 and the part-time enrollment is 1,330. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Aurora University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Aurora University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Aurora University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,818 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,897 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    453 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Aurora University is 47.6% White, 32.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.65% Black or African American, 3.11% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% 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, 373 students (6.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,008 more women than men received degrees from Aurora University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Aurora University is white (1,268 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (607 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Aurora University is Social Work (519 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (127 degrees) and General Educational Leadership & Administration (67 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Aurora University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (786 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), and Education (349 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aurora University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,625,350 people), Secondary school teachers (500,757 people), Education administrators (287,532 people), Other managers (200,773 people), and Social workers, all other (200,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Aurora University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (786 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), Education (349 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), and History (15 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 Aurora University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Aurora University are Public Administration and Social Service (786 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), Education (349 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), and History (15 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 Aurora University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,920,428 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (411,253 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (340,795 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (244,931 people), and Individual & family services (174,011 people).

The most specialized majors at Aurora University are Public Administration and Social Service (786 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), Education (349 degrees), Protective Services (95 degrees), and History (15 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 Aurora University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 203 degrees awarded
  2. 158 degrees awarded
  3. 158 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aurora University was Social Work with 203 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

633
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,641
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 633 degrees were awarded to men at Aurora University, which is 0.386 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,641).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Aurora University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 691 degrees were awarded to men at Aurora University in Social Work, which is 9.21 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Aurora University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Aurora University is Female and Asian (75% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,268 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    607 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aurora University is white (1,268 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (607 degrees).

4.53% of degree recipients (103 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    912 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    439 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    356 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Aurora University is white female (912 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (439 degrees).

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Operations

Aurora University has an endowment valued at nearly $45.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.96%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Aurora University had a total salary expenditure of 106M. Aurora University employs 47 Associate professors, 47 Assistant professors and 22 Professors. Most academics at Aurora University are Female Assistant professor (33), Female Associate professor (24), and Male Associate professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aurora University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 46 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

Endowment

$45.5M
2022 Endowment
13.4%
decline from 2021

Aurora University has an endowment valued at about $45.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Aurora University declined 13.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.05M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $14.5M - Federal
  2. $1.11M - State
  3. $317k - Local

As of 2022, Aurora University received $14.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.11M from state grants and contracts, and $317k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$41.5M
2022 Salaries
2.11%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Aurora University paid a median of $41.5M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 2.11% 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

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
126
Number of Employees

In 2022, Aurora University paid a total of $10.3M to 126 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aurora University were Associate professor with 47 employees, Assistant professor with 47 employees, and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aurora University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aurora University was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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