PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 31 Aerospace Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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13-25

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 31 Aerospace Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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15-26

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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766

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$24,673
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$2,196
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,028

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$24,673
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,368
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$338

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$30

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$7,500
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$3,320

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,170
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$3,320

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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65%
FELLOWSHIP
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2%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
17%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
9%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
2%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
5%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
2%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
46%
FOREIGN SOURCES
2%
OTHER US SOURCES
4%
SELF SUPPORT
30%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Aerospace Engineering doctorate recipients from University of Florida


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
9%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
3%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
88%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Aerospace Engineering doctorate recipients from University of Florida


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

4.2

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

39%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
38%
Negotiating with specific organizations
19%*
Still seeking
43%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
31%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
1%*
Private sector
49%
Government
0%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
86%
Teaching
0%
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
0%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
84%*
Outside the United States
16%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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15

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 31 Aerospace Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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7-24

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.5
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.9

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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83%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.2

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 31 Aerospace Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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1-6

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
7%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
3%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
80%
FEMALE
20%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
65%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
35%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
NATIVE AMERICAN
1%
ASIAN
0%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
55%
HISPANIC
3%
UNKNOWN
3%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
77%
PART TIME
23%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
50%
FEMALE
50%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
76%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
24%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
4%
WHITE
57%
HISPANIC / LATINO
7%
UNKNOWN
28%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
71%
PART TIME
29%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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74
Interdisciplinary faculty
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43%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
74
First year
24

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.7

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Aerospace Engineering degrees from University of Florida


Master's degrees/year

16.0

Doctoral degrees/year

9.8

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(352) 392-3261 ext. 3261


Location

355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-3115


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Aerospace Engineering degree recipients from University of Florida and may include graduates from more than one program.