Augusta University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,382

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,180

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.89%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.2%

2,288 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,938

81.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

26.4%

246 Graduates

About

Augusta University is a higher education institution located in Richmond County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Augusta University were Registered Nursing (183 degrees awarded), General Psychology (63 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (53 degrees).

In 2016, 1,861 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augusta University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,129 degrees), 3.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (326 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augusta University is $6,382, which is $-19,474 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Augusta University is $6,382, which is $-19,474 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,180.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,382

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Augusta University was $6,382. The cost of tuition at Augusta University is $-19,474 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,180

2016 Value

8.41%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Augusta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,180. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Augusta University grew by 8.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,128

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augusta University was of $13,128 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change 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

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Augusta University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.06% with respect to 2015, when 66% 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.

6.89%

2015 Default Rate

199

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Augusta University was 6.89%, which represents 199 out of the 2887 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

Augusta University received 2,288 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.16% annual growth. Out of those 2,288 applicants, 1,767 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,938 students enrolled at Augusta University in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augusta University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,767

Accepted Out of 2,288

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augusta University was 77.2% (1,767 admissions from 2,288 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 73.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.16%, while admissions grew by 14.4%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

649

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Augusta University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augusta University has a total enrollment of 7,938 students. The full-time enrollment at Augusta University is 6,494 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,444. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Augusta University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augusta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.2% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 8.25% Asian, 5.68% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Two or More Races, 0.214% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Augusta University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Black or African American Female (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augusta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,938 students. The full-time enrollment at Augusta University is 6,494 and the part-time enrollment is 1,444. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Augusta University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Augusta University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Augusta University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,464

  2. Black or African American

    1,593

  3. Asian

    655

The enrolled student population at Augusta University is 56.2% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 8.25% Asian, 5.68% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Two or More Races, 0.214% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.189% 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, 238 students (3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 541 more women than men received degrees from Augusta University. The majority of degree recipients at Augusta University are white (1,129 degrees awarded). There were 3.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (326 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augusta University is Registered Nursing (183 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (63 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (53 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Augusta University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (964 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augusta University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,971,775 people), Registered nurses (1,353,394 people), Physicians & surgeons (572,349 people), Secondary school teachers (352,279 people), and Postsecondary teachers (342,804 people).

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (964 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Education (198 degrees), and Biology (80 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 Augusta University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (964 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Education (198 degrees), and Biology (80 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 Augusta University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,032,327 people), Hospitals (2,025,962 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (639,233 people), Offices of physicians (364,110 people), and Outpatient care centers (320,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (964 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Education (198 degrees), and Biology (80 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 Augusta University.

Most Common

  1. 183 degrees awarded

  2. 63 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augusta University was Registered Nursing with 183 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 660

  2. 1,201

In 2016, 660 degrees were awarded to men at Augusta University, which is 0.55 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,201).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Augusta University in Medicine, which is 1.76 times more than the 84 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 248 degrees were awarded to women at Augusta University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.09 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from Augusta University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (38.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Augusta University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (38.1% 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, 3.25% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,129 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    326 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augusta University is white (1,129 degrees awarded). There were 3.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (326 degrees).

3.44% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    721 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    408 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    231 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Augusta University is white female (721 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (408 degrees).

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Operations

Augusta University has an endowment valued at nearly $233M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $833k (0.358%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Augusta University had a total expenditure of $766M. Of that $766M, they spent $377M on salaries and $766M on benefits.

Augusta University employs 162 Assistant professors, 115 Associate professors, and 69 Professors. Most academics at Augusta University are Female Assistant professors (104), Female Associate professors(61), and Male Assistant professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augusta University are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 813 employees, Service, with 513 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 453 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$233M

2015 Endowment

0.814%

decline from 2014

Augusta University has an endowment valued at about $233M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Augusta University declined 0.814% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.4M lower 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $57.5M - Federal

  2. $15.3M - State

  3. $36.4k - Local

As of 2015, Augusta University received $57.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.3M from state grants and contracts, and $36.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$377M

Salary Expenditure

$766M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Augusta University had a total expenditure of $766M. Of that $766M, they spent $377M on salaries and $766M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$377M

2015 Salaries

0.595%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Augusta University paid a median of $377M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($766M) and a 0.595% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.17% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from N/A.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$32M

Instructional Salaries

389

Number of Employees

In 2015, Augusta University paid a total of $32M to 389 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.49% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

162 Employees

Healthcare Practioners and Technical

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

813 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augusta University were Assistant professor with 162 employees; Associate professor with 115 employees; and Associate professor with 69 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augusta University were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 813 employees; Service with 513 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 453 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augusta University was Female Assistant professor with 104 employees, Female Associate professor with 61 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 58 employees.

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

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