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Auburn University's mission is defined by its land-grant traditions of service and access. The University will serve the citizens of the State through its instructional, research and outreach programs and prepare Alabamians to respond successfully to the challenges of a global economy. The University will provide traditional and non-traditional students broad access to the institution's educational resources. In the delivery of educational programs on campus and beyond, the University will draw heavily upon the new instructional and outreach technologies available in the emerging information age.

As a comprehensive university, Auburn University is committed to offering high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to its students. The University will give highest priority for resource allocation for the future development of those areas that represent the traditional strengths, quality, reputation, and uniqueness of the institution and that continue to effectively respond to the needs of students and other constituents. Consistent with this commitment, the University will emphasize a broad and superior undergraduate education that imparts the knowledge, skills, and values so essential to educated and responsible citizens. At the same time, the University will provide high-quality graduate and professional programs in areas of need and importance to the state and beyond. To accomplish these educational goals, Auburn University will continue to compete nationally to attract a faculty distinguished by its commitment to teaching and by its achievements in research, both pure and applied. The University will strive to attract a faculty that will bring distinction and stature to the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs offered by the University.
Because research is essential to the mission of a land-grant university, Auburn University will continue development of its research programs. The primary focus of this research will be directed to the solution of problems and the development of knowledge and technology important to the state and nation and to the quality of life of Alabama citizens. The University's research programs will make important contributions to instructional programs through the involvement of graduate and undergraduate students and the renewal of the faculty. Research will also provide the knowledge base for outreach programs. In carrying out its research mission, the University will emphasize established areas of strength and will focus available resources in those areas of research and doctoral study that are, or have the potential to develop into nationally and internationally recognized centers of excellence. Extension and outreach programs are fundamental to the land-grant mission because these programs directly affect the lives of all citizens in the state. The University will maintain the strengths of its traditional outreach programs and will increasingly involve the broader University in outreach programs that respond to the changing needs of the society in which we live. The University will continue to seek new and innovative ways to reach out to the people it serves. The Statement of Vision and Mission was developed by the Task Force on Mission established in 1995 and was approved by the Board of Trustees on March 20, 1997, and amended May 7, 2004. This statement replaces the Auburn University Statement of Role that was approved on June 5, 1989.



Pupil Teacher Ratio


Tuition Undergraduate

Alabama Resident: $28,098 | Non Resident: $44,610

Notable Alumni

Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns basketball player
Bo Jackson - Oakland Raiders football player
Rosalind Pendergraft-Council - famous Auburn track star


Architecture, Design, & Construction
Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Human Sciences
Liberal Arts
Science & Mathematics
Veterinary Medicine


A number of scholarships are awarded annually by the Office of University Scholarships, including four-year, renewable Freshman Scholarships for incoming freshmen and one-year General Scholarships for new and current students. Departmental Scholarships are also awarded each year to new and current students by the various colleges and schools on campus. In addition, External Scholarships are applied directly to students’ university billing accounts by the Office of University Scholarships.

Financial Aid

More than 60% of Auburn students receive some type of financial assistance. Millions of dollars are awarded each year in financial aid and scholarships. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online on January 1. The results of your FAFSA and other requirements, if necessary, must be received by Auburn by April 1 to receive maximum federal aid consideration. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study programs, which are need-based.

Undergraduate Programs

College of Agriculture
College of Architecture, Design, and Construction
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
College of Education
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
College of Human Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
School of Nursing
College of Sciences and Mathematics
College of Veterinary Medicine
Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduate Programs

Accountancy - MAc
Aerospace Engineering - MAE., MS, PhD
Agricultural Economics - MS, MAg
Agronomy and Soils - MS, MAg, PhD
Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
Animal Sciences - MS, MAg, PhD
Audiology Program - AuD
Aviation and Supply Chain Management - MSIS, PhD
Biological Sciences - MS, PhD
Biomedical Sciences - MS, PhD
Biosystems Engineering - MS, PhD
Building Science - MBC
Business Administration - MBA, MS, PhD
Chemical Engineering - MChE, MS, PhD
Chemistry and Biochemistry - MS, PhD
Civil Engineering - MCE, MS, PhD
Clinical Mental Health Counseling - MEd, Ms, PhD
Communication - MA, Graduate Certificate
Communication Disorders - MCD, MS
Community Planning - MCP
Computer Science and Software Engineering - MSwE, MS, PhD
Consumer and Design Sciences, ABM
Consumer and Design Sciences - MS, PhD
Counselor Education - MEd, MS, PhD
Counseling Psychology - MEd, Ms, PhD
Curriculum and Teaching - MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
Economics - MS
Economics, Applied - PhD track - Agric. Economics
Economics, Applied - PhD track - Economics
Economics, Applied - PhD track - Forestry
Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology - MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering - MEE, MS, PhD
English - MA, MTPC, PhD, Graduate Certificate
Entomology - MS, MAg, PhD
Finance - MSBA
Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures - MAq, MS, PhD
Food Science - MAg, MS, PhD
Forestry - MNR, MS, PhD
Geography - MS
Geology - MS
History - MA, PhD, Graduate Certificates
Horticulture - MS, MAg, PhD
Human Development and Family Studies - MS, PhD
Industrial Design - MID
Industrial and Systems Engineering - MISE, MISE/MBA, MS. PhD
Integrated Design & Construction - MIDC
Kinesiology - MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
Landscape Architecture - MLA
Management - MSBA, PhD
Materials Engineering - MMtlE, MS, PhD
Mathematics and Statistics - MS, MME, PhD
Mechanical Engineering - MS, MME, PhD
Nursing - MSN
Nutrition, ABM
Nutrition - MS, PhD
Pharmacal Sciences - MS, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences - PhD
Pharmacy Care Systems - MS, PhD
Physics - MS, PhD
Plant Pathology - MAg, MS, PhD
Polymer and Fiber Engineering - MS, PhD
Poultry Science - MAg, MS, PhD
Psychology - MS, PhD
Public Administration and Public Policy - MPA, PhD, Graduate Certificates
Real Estate Development - MRED
Rehabilitation - MEd, Ms, PhD
Rural Sociology - MS
School Counseling - MEd, MS, PhD
Sociology - MS, MA
Spanish - MA, MHS
Special Education - MEd, MS, PhD
Statistics - MS, MPS
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Wildlife Sciences - MS, PhD

On Campus Clubs

Campus-wide, AU has 300-plus student organizations, 21 of which are in the College of Agriculture. Participating in these groups can help you develop leadership skills, get to know faculty and fellow students and make valuable contacts with alumni groups.