Press Release for Wednesday, September 16, 2015
UNF Rates Above National Average on New College Scorecard
Media Contact: Andrea
Department of Public
The U.S. Department of Education
recently released its new College Scorecard system, with the University of North
Florida rating above average in multiple categories, including annual cost,
graduation rate and salary after attending.
The impressive College Scorecard
news comes as the University recently welcomed its fall class, boasting an
average high school GPA of 4.02 and an average SAT score of 1218.
The College Scorecard system is designed
to provide consumers with metrics about student loans, cost of attendance,
graduation rates, net price after financial aid and earnings following
graduation from 7,000 higher education institutions across the country. UNF
graduation rate is five percent higher than the national average.
82 percent, UNF’s first-year retention rate is above the national average of 67
$11,528 per year, the cost of attending UNF is well below the annual national
average of $16,789.
percent of former UNF students are able to pay down student loan debt, versus the
national average of 67 percent.
average salary earned 10 years after attending UNF is $41,600, above the
national average of $34,343.
“It’s rewarding to
continue to see the University of North Florida rate and rank highly on many
national lists,” said UNF President John Delaney. “It’s a great compliment to
our faculty and staff as they work hard to ensure success of our students.”
This latest recognition is on the
heels of UNF receiving several other national designations, including Best
Regional University and Best Online Programs, both by U.S. News & World
Report, Best in the Southeast and Best Value College, both by Princeton Review
and Best Value Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, to name a few.
The new College Scorecard system was
redesigned with input from students, families and their advisers to provide the
clearest, most accessible and reliable national data on college cost,
graduation, debt and post college earning. It uses Internal Revenue Service
data for students with federal loans or grants, approximately 70 percent of
students, to provide post-college outcomes.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through
a well-rounded education.