United States Air Force Academy

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2022 Acceptance Rate
16.2%
8,353 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,085
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
99.9%
1,102 Graduates

About

United States Air Force Academy is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at United States Air Force Academy were General Business Administration & Management (135 degrees awarded), Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering (96 degrees), and Computer Science (85 degrees).

In 2022, 1,053 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Air Force Academy. 26.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 73.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (681 degrees), 6.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

Admissions

United States Air Force Academy received 8,353 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 28.5% annual growth. Out of those 8,353 applicants, 1,356 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,085 students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in 2022. 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Air Force Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 77.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,356
Accepted Out of 8,353

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Air Force Academy was 16.2% (1,356 admissions from 8,353 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 12.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 28.5%, while admissions declined by −6.68%..

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SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage (2022)
540
Scores Submitted (2022)

51% of enrolled first-time students at United States Air Force Academy in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Air Force Academy had a total enrollment of 4,085 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,085 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at United States Air Force Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.23% Two or More Races, 7.22% Asian, 5.83% Black or African American, 0.588% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.1%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at United States Air Force Academy in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,085 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,085 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 United States Air Force Academy was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), United States Air Force Academy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,592 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    487 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    336 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at United States Air Force Academy is 63.5% White, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.23% Two or More Races, 7.22% Asian, 5.83% Black or African American, 0.588% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 47 students (1.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 501 fewer women than men received degrees from United States Air Force Academy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at United States Air Force Academy is white (681 degrees awarded). There were 6.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy is General Business Administration & Management (135 degrees awarded), followed by Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering (96 degrees) and Computer Science (85 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at United States Air Force Academy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Engineering (339 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (112 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Other managers (617,582 people), Software developers (527,347 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (460,789 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (376,415 people), and Civil engineers (292,253 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy in 2022 are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Engineering (339 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (112 degrees), Physical Sciences (42 degrees), and History (25 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 United States Air Force Academy are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Engineering (339 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (112 degrees), Physical Sciences (42 degrees), and History (25 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 United States Air Force Academy are Computer Systems Design (688,153 people), Elementary & secondary schools (595,701 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (591,886 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (506,588 people), and Construction (402,490 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (9 degrees awarded), Engineering (339 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (112 degrees), Physical Sciences (42 degrees), and History (25 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 United States Air Force Academy.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy was General Business Administration & Management with 135 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

777
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
276
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 777 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy, which is 2.82 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (276).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy in General Business Administration & Management, which is 6.94 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy in Behavioral Sciences, which is 2.56 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 85% of students graduating from United States Air Force Academy completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at United States Air Force Academy is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.45% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    681 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Air Force Academy is white (681 degrees awarded). There were 6.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (105 degrees).

2.85% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    490 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at United States Air Force Academy is white male (490 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (191 degrees).

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Operations

United States Air Force Academy employs 69 Assistant professors, 66 Professors and 48 Associate professors. Most academics at United States Air Force Academy are Male Professor (48), Male Assistant professor (46), and Male Associate professor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 37 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$394M
2022 Salaries
4.32%
growth from 2021

In 2022, United States Air Force Academy paid a median of $394M in salaries, a 4.32% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.8M
Instructional Salaries
199
Number of Employees

In 2022, United States Air Force Academy paid a total of $26.8M to 199 employees working as instructors, which represents 6.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy were Assistant professor with 69 employees, Professor with 66 employees, and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 37 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy was Male Professor with 48 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at United States Air Force Academy.

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