Radford University

Radford University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Radford University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Radford University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Radford University was awarded 72 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health and medical assisting services.

Overall Quality

Radford landed the #898 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Radford is also ranked #24 out of 73 schools in Virginia.

See all of the rankings for Radford University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Radford?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Radford University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Radford University admissions.

Radford University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Radford University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Radford University is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Radford University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Radford University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Radford for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Radford University.

Radford University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,967 undergraduates at Radford with 7,494 being full-time and 473 being part-time.

How Much Does Radford University Cost?

The overall average net price of Radford is $16,447. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Radford

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,071 $12,355 $15,546 $19,604 $22,583

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Radford, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Radford, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,827 a year. That adds up to $31,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Radford is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Radford Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Radford make around $43,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Radford University make the most money.

Location of Radford University

Located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University is a public institution. Radford is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Radford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5000
Website: https://www.radford.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RadfordUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/radfordu

Radford University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Radford University. Of these students, 1,966 received undergraduate degrees and 479 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 219 $56,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 169 $36,200
General Psychology 150 $27,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 146 $26,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 127 $31,600
Business Administration & Management 112 $35,600
General Biology 102 $27,700
Communication & Media Studies 78 $33,800
Marketing 77 $38,900
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 60 $29,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Radford University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Radford

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 5,339 students took at least one online class at Radford University. This is an increase from the 3,319 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,339 3,051
2017-2018 3,319 879
2016-2017 2,805 430
2015-2016 2,303 329
2013-2014 2,034 296

Learn more about online learning at Radford University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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