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Senior Leadership Team: Jonathan Alger, president; A. Jerry Benson, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Art Dean, special assistant to the president for diversity; Donna Harper, vice president for access and enrollment engagement; Charles King, senior vice president for administration and finance; Nick Langridge, vice president for university advancement; Mark Warner, senior vice president for student affairs and university planning; Susan Wheeler, university counsel and special assistant attorney general; Maggie Burkhart Evans, executive assistant to the president

Academic Divisions: College of Arts and Letters; College of Business; College of Education; College of Health and Behavioral Studies; College of Integrated Science and Engineering; College of Science and Mathematics; College of Visual and Performing Arts; The Graduate School

Enrollment (Fall 2013)

Undergraduate: 18,431
Graduate: 1,750
Full-Time: 18,626
Part-Time: 1,555
In-State: 73.12%
Out-of-State: 26.88%
Female: 60%
Male: 40%
Total enrollment: 20,181

Percent Enrollment by Ethnicity (Fall 2013)

Black or African American: 4.07%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.15%
Asian: 4.10%
Hispanic: 4.65%
White: 80.46%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.19%
Number of International Students: 411

Applicant Details (Fall 2014)

First-Time Freshman Applicants: 23,342
First-Time Freshmen Enrolled: 4,350
Applicants Accepted: 61%
Transfer Applicants: 2,939
Transfer Enrolled: 880
Transfer Applicants Accepted: 45%
Total applicants: 26,281

Degree Programs Offered

Undergraduate: 71
Master’s: 34
Educational Specialist: 2
Doctoral: 8
Total: 115

Degrees Conferred (2013-14)

Undergraduate: 4,027
Graduate: 859
Total: 4,886

Freshman Class

Retention rate: 92.3%
SAT mid-50 percent range (on a 1600-point scale): 1070-1230
ACT mid-50 percent range: 23-27
Ranked in the top third of their high-school class: 87%

Student/Faculty Ratio (Fall 2013)

Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Faculty and Staff (Fall 2013)

Full-Time Instructional Faculty: 960
Part-Time Instructional Faculty: 430
Full-Time Classified Staff: 1,262

Tuition and Fees (2014-15)

Undergraduate (per year):
In-State: $9,662
Out-of-State: $24,522
Room and Board: $8,828
Graduate (per credit hour):
In-State: $434
Out-of-State: $1,135

Budget (2014-15)

Total Operating Budget: $499.9m

Campus/Buildings 
(721 acres)

Academic/Administrative: 80
Support Facilities: 34
Student Housing: 34
TOTAL: 148