Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Fairfax University of America

University Iconography

Fairfax University of America (FXUA) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) university in the Washington, DC area to provide quality, affordable education that prepares students for relevant and meaningful careers. Today students from all over the world choose to pursue their education at the university in a variety of different degree and non- degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are a learning community dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

The Board of Trustees serves as the official policy-making body for the university, and appoints the President of the University.


University Iconography

The university’s shield has five stars representing the five values of Peace, Community, Stewardship, Character, and Human Development. The entire learning community, including its alumni, serve as positive changemakers who foster and defend these values in their studies and professional careers.

At the graduation ceremony, the Book of Knowledge represents the learning that takes place at FXUA in students’ studies, but it also represents the continued learning that is expected of well-rounded individuals throughout their lives.

The Globe represents the university’s focus on empowering its learning community and educating future leaders who will be positive changemakers across the globe. Whether making local impacts that improve the lives within a single community, or having a wider impact, our graduates serve inspiration for innovation aimed at improving lives.

The university’s official mascot is the Tiger. The tiger can be seen at nearly all official university events.

2020-2021 Facts and Figures

The following reports enrollment at FXUA for the Fall 2020 census. The information below may differ slightly from information reported both internally and externally as the parameters of reporting differ based upon the reporting requirement or agency. For consistency, notes are provided for how the information has been compiled or how it should be viewed.

Enrollment by Level (Fall 2020)

Degree Level Fall Enrollment Percentage
Master’s Degrees 50 73.5%
Graduate Certificates 1 1.5%
Bachelor’s Degrees 17 25%
(Unduplicated) Student Count 68 100%



Gender Fall Enrollment Percentage
Male 35 51.47%
Female 33 48.53%
Not Reported N/A N/A
(Unduplicated) Student Count 68 100%

The term “gender” here conforms to the Federal reporting requirement, which may not align with a person’s gender identity.


Full-Time Enrollment

Gender Fall Enrollment Percentage
Full-time Students 51 75.00%
Part-time Students 17 25.00%
(Unduplicated) Student Count 68 100%


Enrollment Ethnicity

Ethnicity Percentage
American Indian 0%
Asian 6.00%
Black or African America 2.00%
Hispanic or Latino 2.00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White, Non-Hispanic 0%
Two or More Races 0%
White, Non-Hispanic 0%
Non-Resident Alien 91.00%
(Unduplicated) Student Percentage 100%


Enrollment by Region of the World

Gender Percentage
North America 5.88%
Central America 0%
South America 4.41%
Africa 26.47%
Asia 44.12%
Australia 0%
Europe 8.82%
Middle East 10.29%
(Unduplicated) Student Percentage 100%

Programs Offered

Program Name Code CIP Code^ Total Credit Hours Program Length** Credential Awarded
BS in Business Administration BSBA 52.0301 120 48 Months Bachelor’s Degree
BS in Computer Science BSCS 11.0701 120 48 Months Bachelor’s Degree
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems GCIS 11.0101 18 12 Months Graduate Certificate
Graduate Certificate in Project Management GCPM 52.0211 18 12 Months Graduate Certificate
MS in Accounting MSAC 52.0301 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
Master of Business Administration MBA 52.0201 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
MS in Computer Science MSCS 11.0701 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
MS in Information Systems MSIS 11.0101 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
MS in Information Systems Management MSISM 11.0101 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
MS in Information Technology MSIT 11.0103 36 24 Months Master of Science
MS in International Relations MSIR 45.0901 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
MS in Project Management MSPM 52.0211 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
Master of Public Administration MPA 44.0401 36 24 Months Master’s Degree
MS in Software Engineering MSE 14.0903 36 24 Months Master’s Degree

*Program measured in clock hours

**Assumes full-time course load

^Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes provide a cohesive way of classifying programs based upon fields of study. For information on CIP codes, see: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode


Enrollment and Degree Conferral by Program

Program Name Fall Enrollment Percentage Degrees Conferred in 2020-2021
BS in Business Administration 6 8.82%
BS in Computer Science 11 16.18% 2
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems 0 0%
Graduate Certificate in Project Management 1 1.47% 1
MS in Accounting 5 7.35% 5
Master of Business Administration 13 19.12% 6
MS in Computer Science 9 13.24% 5
MS in Information Systems 4 5.88% 4
MS in Information Systems Management 3 4.41% 2
MS in Information Technology 3 4.41% 2
MS in International Relations 6 8.82% 6
MS in Project Management 5 7.35% 4
Master of Public Administration 2 2.94%
MS in Software Engineering 0 0%
Total (Unduplicated) Student Counts 68 100%


Faculty and Staff

Faculty Full-Time Part-Time
Instructional Faculty 5 32
Graduate Assistants 0 0

The Student: Teacher Ratio for this period was 4:1.


Cost of Attendance and Aid

Category Estimated Off-Campus Expenses Estimated Off-Campus with Family Expenses
Tuition and Fees $10,128 $10,128
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200
Off-campus Living Arrangement (room and board+other expenses) $11,939


Off-campus Living Arrangement (with family+other expenses)1,730 $5,611
Estimated Total $23,267 $16,939

For this academic year, 6% of students received some sort of financial aid for their studies.

Retention & Placement Rates

The following reports on the retention rate for the campus based upon information submitted to the Accrediting Council of Independent Schools and Colleges.

Category Percentage
Institutional Retention (November 2021) 92%
Institutional Placement (November 2021) 70%

*For the current/most recent Campus Accountability Report visit here.

NOTE: Data are representative of the campus’ facts and figures as of the annual Campus Accountability Report, finalized on 10/28/2021. Some data are subject to change throughout the year including Institutional Retention Rates, Retention Rates, and Degrees Conferred, which will continue to be updated throughout the year as changes occur.