Georgetown University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,968

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,625

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.08%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

16.8%

19,997 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

18,525

77.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

94.3%

1,479 Graduates

About

Georgetown University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgetown University were International Relations & Affairs (253 degrees awarded), General Finance (227 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (219 degrees).

In 2016, 6,999 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgetown University. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,638 degrees), 6.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (568 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $49,968, which is $24,112 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $49,968, which is $24,112 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,625.

In 2016, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,968

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Georgetown University was $49,968. The cost of tuition at Georgetown University is $24,112 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$26,625

2016 Value

0.464%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Georgetown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,625. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Georgetown University grew by 0.464%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,574

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgetown University was of $14,574 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.92% 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

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Georgetown University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.38% with respect to 2015, when 42% 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.

1.08%

2015 Default Rate

35

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Georgetown University was 1.08%, which represents 35 out of the 3239 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

Georgetown University received 19,997 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.66% annual growth. Out of those 19,997 applicants, 3,369 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.8% acceptance rate.

There were 18,525 students enrolled at Georgetown University in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgetown University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,369

Accepted Out of 19,997

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgetown University was 16.8% (3,369 admissions from 19,997 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 17.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.66%, while admissions grew by 0.328%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

1,141

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Georgetown University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgetown University has a total enrollment of 18,525 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,440 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,085. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.9% White, 7.98% Asian, 7.18% Black or African American, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgetown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Asian Female (6.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (23.7%), followed by White Female (23.1%) and Asian Female (4.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,525 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,440 and the part-time enrollment is 4,085. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 Georgetown University was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgetown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,621

  2. Asian

    1,478

  3. Black or African American

    1,330

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University is 51.9% White, 7.98% Asian, 7.18% Black or African American, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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, 1,287 students (6.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 447 more women than men received degrees from Georgetown University. The majority of degree recipients at Georgetown University are white (3,638 degrees awarded). There were 6.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (568 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgetown University is International Relations & Affairs (253 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (227 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (219 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgetown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (1,337 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (155 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,204 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 Georgetown University are Physicians & surgeons (416,893 people), Miscellaneous managers (341,106 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (329,353 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (238,942 people), and Postsecondary teachers (227,252 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,337 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (155 degrees), Social Sciences (1,204 degrees), Language & Linguistics (174 degrees), and Biology (584 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,337 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (155 degrees), Social Sciences (1,204 degrees), Language & Linguistics (174 degrees), and Biology (584 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 Georgetown University are Hospitals (557,557 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,588 people), Elementary & secondary schools (436,679 people), Legal services (275,270 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (183,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,337 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (155 degrees), Social Sciences (1,204 degrees), Language & Linguistics (174 degrees), and Biology (584 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 227 degrees awarded

  3. 219 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgetown University was International Relations & Affairs with 253 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,276

  2. 3,723

In 2016, 3,276 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University, which is 0.88 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,723).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 352 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University in Law, which is 1.17 times more than the 301 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 365 degrees were awarded to women at Georgetown University in Registered Nursing, which is 12.6 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

91%

100% Completion Time

95%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 91% of students graduating from Georgetown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% 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 Georgetown 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, 0.676% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,638 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    568 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    455 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgetown University is white (3,638 degrees awarded). There were 6.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (568 degrees).

5.83% of degree recipients (408 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,858 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,780 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    302 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgetown University is white female (1,858 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,780 degrees).

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Operations

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.53B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51.8M (3.39%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Georgetown University had a total expenditure of $1.18B. Of that $1.18B, they spent $462M on salaries and $1.18B on benefits.

Georgetown University employs 361 No academic ranks, 311 Professors, and 221 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgetown University are Male Professors (207), Female No academic ranks(185), and Male No academic ranks (176).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University are: Management, with 933 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 461 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 363 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.53B

2015 Endowment

4.63%

growth from 2014

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at about $1.53B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgetown University grew 4.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.26B 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. $118M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $2.95M - Local

As of 2015, Georgetown University received $118M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $2.95M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$462M

Salary Expenditure

$1.18B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Georgetown University had a total expenditure of $1.18B. Of that $1.18B, they spent $462M on salaries and $1.18B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$462M

2015 Salaries

5.24%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Georgetown University paid a median of $462M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($1.18B) and a 5.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.11% growth from 2013 and a 4.63% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$129M

Instructional Salaries

996

Number of Employees

In 2015, Georgetown University paid a total of $129M to 996 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% 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

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

361 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

933 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgetown University were No academic rank with 361 employees; Professor with 311 employees; and Professor with 221 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University were Management with 933 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 461 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 363 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgetown University was Male Professor with 207 employees, Female No academic rank with 185 employees, and Male No academic rank with 176 employees.

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