Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,812

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,340

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.29%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

25.8%

30,528 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

26,839

74.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

86.3%

2,335 Graduates

About

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus were Mechanical Engineering (510 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (397 degrees), and Industrial Engineering (393 degrees).

In 2016, 6,246 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. 30.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 69.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,817 degrees), 3.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (858 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is $9,812, which is $-16,044 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is $9,812, which is $-16,044 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,340.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,812

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was $9,812. The cost of tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is $-16,044 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,340

2016 Value

4.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,340. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus grew by 4.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,955

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was of $11,955 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.73% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.59% with respect to 2015, when 63% 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.

1.29%

2015 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was 1.29%, which represents 32 out of the 2472 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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus received 30,528 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.9% annual growth. Out of those 30,528 applicants, 7,868 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 25.8% acceptance rate.

There were 26,839 students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 36.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

25.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,868

Accepted Out of 30,528

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was 25.8% (7,868 admissions from 30,528 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 32.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.9%, while admissions declined by -103%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

2,067

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 26,839 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 20,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,769. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.1% White, 16.5% Asian, 5.61% Hispanic or Latino, 5.56% Black or African American, 2.98% Two or More Races, 0.0447% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0447% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (30.7%), followed by White Female (18.6%) and Asian Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (23.2%), followed by White Female (8.25%) and Asian Male (5.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,839 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 20,070 and the part-time enrollment is 6,769. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%

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 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,114

  2. Asian

    4,417

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,506

The enrolled student population at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 45.1% White, 16.5% Asian, 5.61% Hispanic or Latino, 5.56% Black or African American, 2.98% Two or More Races, 0.0447% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0447% 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 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, 528 students (1.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2450 fewer women than men received degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are white (2,817 degrees awarded). There were 3.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (858 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is Mechanical Engineering (510 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (397 degrees) and Industrial Engineering (393 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (3,636 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (220 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (784 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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Software developers, applications & systems software (822,297 people), Miscellaneous managers (578,565 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (343,480 people), Civil engineers (242,660 people), and Postsecondary teachers (224,942 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Engineering (3,636 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (220 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (784 degrees), Math & Statistics (127 degrees), and Physical Sciences (157 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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Engineering (3,636 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (220 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (784 degrees), Math & Statistics (127 degrees), and Physical Sciences (157 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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Computer Systems Design (931,328 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (588,060 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,296 people), Construction (302,676 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (258,113 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Engineering (3,636 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (220 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (784 degrees), Math & Statistics (127 degrees), and Physical Sciences (157 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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

Most Common

  1. 510 degrees awarded

  2. 397 degrees awarded

  3. 393 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was Mechanical Engineering with 510 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,348

  2. 1,898

In 2016, 4,348 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is 2.29 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,898).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 655 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 4.82 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 247 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.607 times less than the 407 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 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, 0.257% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,817 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    858 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    310 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is white (2,817 degrees awarded). There were 3.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (858 degrees).

0.32% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,964 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    853 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    553 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is white male (1,964 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (853 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $1.86B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.2M (0.815%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $1.44B. Of that $1.44B, they spent $705M on salaries and $1.44B on benefits.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus employs 325 Professors, 222 Associate professors, and 151 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Male Professors (264), Male Associate professors(167), and Male Assistant professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2160 employees, Management, with 931 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 653 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.86B

2015 Endowment

1.59%

decline from 2014

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $1.86B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus declined 1.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.59B 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. $521M - Federal

  2. $10.5M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus received $521M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.5M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$705M

Salary Expenditure

$1.44B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $1.44B. Of that $1.44B, they spent $705M on salaries and $1.44B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$705M

2015 Salaries

5.82%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid a median of $705M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.44B) and a 5.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% growth from 2013 and a 4.1% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$127M

Instructional Salaries

1,038

Number of Employees

In 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid a total of $127M to 1,038 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.1% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

325 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2160 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus were Professor with 325 employees; Associate professor with 222 employees; and Associate professor with 151 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,160 employees; Management with 931 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 653 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was Male Professor with 264 employees, Male Associate professor with 167 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 99 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

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