Augusta University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,892
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,877
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.96%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.9%
3,373 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,650
81.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.4%
275 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 (184 degrees awarded), General Psychology (85 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (67 degrees).

In 2019, 2,209 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augusta University. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,269 degrees), 2.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (445 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augusta University is $6,892, which is $−21,608 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Augusta University is $6,892, which is $−21,608 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,877.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,892
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Augusta University was $6,892. The cost of tuition at Augusta University is $−21,608 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,877
2019 Value
17%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Augusta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,877. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Augusta University grew by 17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,989
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augusta University was of $10,989 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 16.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Augusta University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
5.96%
2017 Default Rate
134
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Augusta University was 5.96%, which represents 134 out of the 2247 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 3,373 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 3,373 applicants, 2,561 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,650 students enrolled at Augusta University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augusta University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,561
Accepted Out of 3,373

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augusta University was 75.9% (2,561 admissions from 3,373 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 4.74%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
942
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Augusta University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augusta University has a total enrollment of 8,650 students. The full-time enrollment at Augusta University is 7,019 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,631. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Augusta University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augusta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 8.73% Asian, 7.43% Hispanic or Latino, 5.08% Two or More Races, 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Augusta University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.9%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Black or African American Female (18.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (9.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augusta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,650 students. The full-time enrollment at Augusta University is 7,019 and the part-time enrollment is 1,631. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Augusta University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2019 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 72%. 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
    4,625
  2. Black or African American
    1,888
  3. Asian
    755

The enrolled student population at Augusta University is 53.5% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 8.73% Asian, 7.43% Hispanic or Latino, 5.08% Two or More Races, 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 149 students (1.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 785 more women than men received degrees from Augusta University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Augusta University is white (1,269 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (445 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augusta University is Registered Nursing (184 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (85 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (67 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 (1,012 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), and Biology (141 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 (1,536,486 people), Registered nurses (1,492,031 people), Software developers (557,696 people), Secondary school teachers (554,680 people), and Physicians (501,004 people).

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (1,012 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), Biology (141 degrees), Education (241 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 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 Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (1,012 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), Biology (141 degrees), Education (241 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 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 (3,014,530 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,016,949 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (644,719 people), Computer Systems Design (639,103 people), and Offices of physicians (449,479 people).

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (1,012 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees), Biology (141 degrees), Education (241 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 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. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 85 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augusta University was Registered Nursing with 184 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

712
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,497
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 712 degrees were awarded to men at Augusta University, which is 0.476 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Augusta University in Medicine, which is 0.952 times less than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 285 degrees were awarded to women at Augusta University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.13 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Augusta University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Augusta University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.45% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,269 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    445 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augusta University is white (1,269 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (445 degrees).

2.26% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    857 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    412 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    330 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Augusta University is white female (857 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (412 degrees).

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Operations

Augusta University has an endowment valued at nearly $287M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.57M (1.25%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Augusta University had a total salary expenditure of $945M. Augusta University employs 170 Assistant professors, 113 Associate professors, and 78 Professors. Most academics at Augusta University are Female Assistant professors (101), Male Assistant professors(69), and Female Associate professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augusta University are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 772 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 485 employees, and Service with 461 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$287M
2019 Endowment
2.18%
growth from 2018

Augusta University has an endowment valued at about $287M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Augusta University grew 2.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.4M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $60.3M - Federal
  2. $21M - State
  3. $1.96k - Local

As of 2019, Augusta University received $60.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21M from state grants and contracts, and $1.96k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$448M
2019 Salaries
3.69%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Augusta University paid a median of $448M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($945M) and a 3.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.46% growth from 2017 and a 2.39% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42M
Instructional Salaries
452
Number of Employees

In 2019, Augusta University paid a total of $42M to 452 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
170 Employees
Healthcare Practioners and Technical
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
772 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augusta University were Assistant professor with 170 employees; Associate professor with 113 employees; and Associate professor with 78 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augusta University were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 772 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 485 employees; and Service with 461 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augusta University was Female Assistant professor with 101 employees, Male Assistant professor with 69 employees, and Female Associate professor with 58 employees.

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

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