George Washington University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,718

3.1% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$39,562

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.71%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.2%

25,488 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

27,159

67.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.7%

1,989 Graduates

About

George Washington University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at George Washington University were International Relations & Affairs (477 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (227 degrees), and General Economics (180 degrees).

In 2016, 9,105 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at George Washington University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,605 degrees), 5.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (873 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at George Washington University is $49,718, which is $23,862 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at George Washington University is $49,718, which is $23,862 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,562.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,718

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at George Washington University was $49,718. The cost of tuition at George Washington University is $23,862 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$39,562

2016 Value

5.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 George Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,562. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of George Washington University grew by 5.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,050

Room and Board

$1,275

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at George Washington University was of $12,050 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,275. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at George Washington University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2015, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.71%

2015 Default Rate

79

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at George Washington University was 1.71%, which represents 79 out of the 4632 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

George Washington University received 25,488 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 28.5% annual growth. Out of those 25,488 applicants, 10,249 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.2% acceptance rate.

There were 27,159 students enrolled at George Washington University in 2016, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

George Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,249

Accepted Out of 25,488

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of George Washington University was 40.2% (10,249 admissions from 25,488 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 46.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 28.5%, while admissions grew by 11.2%.

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SAT Scores

54%

Submission Percentage

1,363

Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at George Washington University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

George Washington University has a total enrollment of 27,159 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,269 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,890. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% White, 9.65% Black or African American, 9.57% Asian, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at George Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Asian Female (5.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.9%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Asian Female (5.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,159 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,269 and the part-time enrollment is 8,890. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2016 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 George Washington University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), George Washington University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,304

  2. Black or African American

    2,622

  3. Asian

    2,600

The enrolled student population at George Washington University is 49% White, 9.65% Black or African American, 9.57% Asian, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,592 students (5.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1301 more women than men received degrees from George Washington University. The majority of degree recipients at George Washington University are white (4,605 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (873 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at George Washington University is International Relations & Affairs (477 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (227 degrees) and General Economics (180 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at George Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (785 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,521 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (109 degrees).

Workforce

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 George Washington University are Miscellaneous managers (361,234 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (337,536 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (245,699 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,666 people), and Marketing & sales managers (146,003 people).

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (785 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,521 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (109 degrees), Math & Statistics (213 degrees), and Communications (321 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (785 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,521 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (109 degrees), Math & Statistics (213 degrees), and Communications (321 degrees).

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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 George Washington University are Elementary & secondary schools (466,787 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (366,146 people), Legal services (289,975 people), Computer Systems Design (228,301 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (225,096 people).

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (785 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,521 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (109 degrees), Math & Statistics (213 degrees), and Communications (321 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by George Washington University.

Most Common

  1. 477 degrees awarded

  2. 227 degrees awarded

  3. 180 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at George Washington University was International Relations & Affairs with 477 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,902

  2. 5,203

In 2016, 3,902 degrees were awarded to men at George Washington University, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,203).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 352 degrees were awarded to men at George Washington University in Clinical Laboratory Technician, which is 1.7 times more than the 207 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 369 degrees were awarded to women at George Washington University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.46 times more than the 252 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 72% of students graduating from George Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at George Washington University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.82% of graduates (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,605 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    873 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    745 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at George Washington University is white (4,605 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (873 degrees).

9.59% of degree recipients (873 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,655 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,950 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    509 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at George Washington University is white female (2,655 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,950 degrees).

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Operations

George Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.62B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $232k (0.0144%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, George Washington University had a total expenditure of $1.24B. Of that $1.24B, they spent $547M on salaries and $1.24B on benefits.

George Washington University employs 364 Professors, 345 Associate professors, and 255 Assistant professors. Most academics at George Washington University are Male Professors (264), Female Associate professors(175), and Male Associate professors (170).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University are: Management, with 961 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 628 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 279 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.62B

2015 Endowment

2.53%

growth from 2014

George Washington University has an endowment valued at about $1.62B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of George Washington University grew 2.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.35B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $149M - Federal

  2. $1.11M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, George Washington University received $149M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.11M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$547M

Salary Expenditure

$1.24B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, George Washington University had a total expenditure of $1.24B. Of that $1.24B, they spent $547M on salaries and $1.24B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at George Washington University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$547M

2015 Salaries

3.13%

growth from 2014

In 2015, George Washington University paid a median of $547M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.24B) and a 3.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.79% growth from 2013 and a 7.39% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$138M

Instructional Salaries

1,079

Number of Employees

In 2015, George Washington University paid a total of $138M to 1,079 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

364 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

961 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at George Washington University were Professor with 364 employees; Associate professor with 345 employees; and Associate professor with 255 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University were Management with 961 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 628 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 279 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at George Washington University was Male Professor with 264 employees, Female Associate professor with 175 employees, and Male Associate professor with 170 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at George Washington University.

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