Georgia College & State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,324

2.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,055

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.64%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

79%

4,089 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,952

82.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66%

793 Graduates

About

Georgia College & State University is a higher education institution located in Baldwin County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia College & State University were General Marketing & Marketing Management (112 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees), and Registered Nursing (109 degrees).

In 2017, 1,694 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia College & State University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,385 degrees), 9.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (147 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia College & State University is $7,324, which is $-13,409 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia College & State University is $7,324, which is $-13,409 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,055.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,324

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgia College & State University was $7,324. The cost of tuition at Georgia College & State University is $-13,409 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,055

2017 Value

1.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Georgia College & State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,055. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Georgia College & State University grew by 1.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,548

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia College & State University was of $12,548 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.95% between 2016 and 2017. 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

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Georgia College & State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

3.64%

2016 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia College & State University was 3.64%, which represents 48 out of the 1319 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

Georgia College & State University received 4,089 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.74% annual growth. Out of those 4,089 applicants, 3,230 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79% acceptance rate.

There were 6,952 students enrolled at Georgia College & State University in 2017, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia College & State University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,230

Accepted Out of 4,089

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia College & State University was 79% (3,230 admissions from 4,089 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.74%, while admissions declined by -3.98%.

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SAT Scores

45%

Submission Percentage

648

Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia College & State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia College & State University has a total enrollment of 6,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia College & State University is 5,749 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,203. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Georgia College & State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia College & State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 8.31% Black or African American, 5.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0719% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia College & State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.5%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.3%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia College & State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia College & State University is 5,749 and the part-time enrollment is 1,203. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Georgia College & State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 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 Georgia College & State University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Georgia College & State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,617

  2. Black or African American

    578

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    362

The enrolled student population at Georgia College & State University is 80.8% White, 8.31% Black or African American, 5.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.79% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0719% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 18 students (0.259%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 478 more women than men received degrees from Georgia College & State University. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia College & State University are white (1,385 degrees awarded). There were 9.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (147 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia College & State University is General Marketing & Marketing Management (112 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (112 degrees) and Registered Nursing (109 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia College & State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (94 degrees), and English (70 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 Georgia College & State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (238,522 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (164,319 people), Other managers (133,768 people), Postsecondary teachers (113,104 people), and Secondary school teachers (84,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University are Library Science (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (94 degrees), English (70 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and History (32 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 Georgia College & State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University are Library Science (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (94 degrees), English (70 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and History (32 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 Georgia College & State University are Elementary & secondary schools (432,654 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (243,451 people), Legal services (132,818 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (114,530 people), and Computer Systems Design (87,138 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University are Library Science (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (94 degrees), English (70 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and History (32 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 Georgia College & State University.

Most Common

  1. 112 degrees awarded

  2. 112 degrees awarded

  3. 109 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia College & State University was General Business Administration & Management with 112 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 608

  2. 1,086

In 2017, 608 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia College & State University, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,086).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia College & State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.11 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia College & State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.08 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Georgia College & State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia College & State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.126% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,385 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    147 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia College & State University is white (1,385 degrees awarded). There were 9.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (147 degrees).

0.295% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    878 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    507 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia College & State University is white female (878 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (507 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia College & State University has an endowment valued at nearly $40.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $915k (2.28%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Georgia College & State University had a total salary expenditure of $155M. Georgia College & State University employs 98 Professors, 85 Assistant professors, and 74 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgia College & State University are Male Professors (59), Female Associate professors(49), and Female Assistant professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia College & State University are: Management, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 128 employees, and Service with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.1M

2017 Endowment

14.9%

growth from 2016

Georgia College & State University has an endowment valued at about $40.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia College & State University grew 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.96M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $509k - Federal

  2. $96.8k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Georgia College & State University received $509k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $96.8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.4M

2017 Salaries

3.09%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Georgia College & State University paid a median of $55.4M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.37% decline from 2015 and a 5.21% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.3M

Instructional Salaries

330

Number of Employees

In 2017, Georgia College & State University paid a total of $23.3M to 330 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

98 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

161 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia College & State University were Professor with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 85 employees; and Assistant professor with 74 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia College & State University were Management with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 128 employees; and Service with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia College & State University was Male Professor with 59 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Georgia College & State University.

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