Auburn University

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Auburn University is a comprehensive land, space, and sea-grant research institution that blends arts and applied sciences. It offers degrees in 15 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Auburn is one of only five US universities conducting research into nuclear waste storage for recycling and is also a leading light in cyber operations research.

  • Auburn has produced six NASA astronauts in total, as well as three directors of the Kennedy Space Center.
  • The university also has a strong alumni association comprising over 43,000 members.
  • A recent study determined Auburn had a nearly $4 billion economic impact on the state of Alabama, including a $1.5 billion impact on the economy and a $2.4 billion impact in "human capital."​ 
  • Auburn's Technical Assistance Center, a collaborative engineering and business outreach unit, performs hundreds of projects annually for the state industry, generating millions of dollars in increased efficiencies and saving or creating hundreds of jobs statewide.