Augusta University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,892
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,973
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.9%
3,692 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,920
80.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.2%
342 Graduates

About

Augusta University is a higher education institution located in Richmond County, GA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Augusta University were Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), General Psychology (72 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (71 degrees).

In 2020, 2,211 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augusta University. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,300 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (401 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augusta University is $6,892, which is $−21,671 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Augusta University is $6,892, which is $−21,671 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,973.

In 2020, 79% of undergraduate students attending Augusta University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,892
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Augusta University was $6,892. The cost of tuition at Augusta University is $−21,671 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$11,973
2020 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Augusta University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,973. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Augusta University grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,589
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augusta University was of $11,589 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.46% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Augusta University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.28% with respect to 2019, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.6%
2018 Default Rate
78
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Augusta University was 3.6%, which represents 78 out of the 2169 total borrowers.

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Augusta University received 3,692 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.46% annual growth. Out of those 3,692 applicants, 3,060 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,920 students enrolled at Augusta University in 2020, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augusta University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,060
Accepted Out of 3,692

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augusta University was 82.9% (3,060 admissions from 3,692 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 9.46%, while admissions grew by 19.5%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
674
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Augusta University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Augusta University has a total enrollment of 8,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Augusta University is 7,159 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,761. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Augusta University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augusta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.5% White, 22.6% Black or African American, 8.74% Asian, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Two or More Races, 0.146% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0897% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Augusta University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.2%) and White Male (17.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augusta University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Augusta University is 7,159 and the part-time enrollment is 1,761. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Augusta University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), 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
    4,683
  2. Black or African American
    2,012
  3. Asian
    780

The enrolled student population at Augusta University is 52.5% White, 22.6% Black or African American, 8.74% Asian, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Two or More Races, 0.146% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0897% 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% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 165 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 791 more women than men received degrees from Augusta University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Augusta University is white (1,300 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (401 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augusta University is Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (72 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (71 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 (999 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), and Education (280 degrees).

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 (1,795,223 people), Registered nurses (1,416,090 people), Physicians (492,175 people), Secondary school teachers (419,212 people), and Education administrators (290,826 people).

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (999 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), Education (280 degrees), Biology (127 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (999 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), Education (280 degrees), Biology (127 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 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 (3,035,263 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,010,528 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (575,011 people), Offices of physicians (386,825 people), and Outpatient care centers (378,365 people).

The most specialized majors at Augusta University are Health (999 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), Education (280 degrees), Biology (127 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees).

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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. 181 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 71 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augusta University was Registered Nursing with 181 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

710
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,501
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 710 degrees were awarded to men at Augusta University, which is 0.473 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,501).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Augusta University in Medicine, which is 1.01 times more than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 252 degrees were awarded to women at Augusta University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.75 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 9% of students graduating from Augusta University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Augusta University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.34% 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
    1,300 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    401 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    210 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augusta University is white (1,300 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (401 degrees).

1.58% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    875 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    425 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Augusta University is white female (875 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (425 degrees).

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Augusta University has an endowment valued at nearly $282M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.93M (0.687%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Augusta University had a total salary expenditure of $1.05B. Augusta University employs 167 Assistant professors, 116 Associate professors, and 77 Professors. Most academics at Augusta University are Female Assistant professors (98), Male Assistant professors(69), and Female Associate professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augusta University are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 736 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 451 employees, and Service with 437 employees.

Endowment

$282M
2020 Endowment
1.7%
decline from 2019

Augusta University has an endowment valued at about $282M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Augusta University declined 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.8M 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. $67.3M - Federal
  2. $21.6M - State
  3. $24.1k - Local

As of 2020, Augusta University received $67.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.6M from state grants and contracts, and $24.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$487M
2020 Salaries
8.68%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Augusta University paid a median of $487M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.05B) and a 8.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.69% growth from 2018 and a 5.46% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.2M
Instructional Salaries
453
Number of Employees

In 2020, Augusta University paid a total of $42.2M to 453 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.67% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
167 Employees
Healthcare Practioners and Technical
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
736 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augusta University were Assistant professor with 167 employees; Associate professor with 116 employees; and Associate professor with 77 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augusta University were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 736 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 451 employees; and Service with 437 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augusta University was Female Assistant professor with 98 employees, Male Assistant professor with 69 employees, and Female Associate professor with 61 employees.

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

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