Georgia Southern University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,371
2022 Average Net Price
$15,352
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.05%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.9%
14,680 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
25,481
76.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
53.5%
2,239 Graduates

About

Georgia Southern University is a higher education institution located in Bulloch County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Georgia Southern University were Registered Nursing (294 degrees awarded), General Psychology (239 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (205 degrees).

In 2022, 5,669 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Southern University. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,513 degrees), 2.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1,337 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southern University is $4,371, which is $−25,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southern University is $4,371, which is $−25,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,352.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Georgia Southern University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,371
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Georgia Southern University was $4,371. The cost of tuition at Georgia Southern University is $−25,779 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$15,352
2022 Value
3.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Georgia Southern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,352. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Georgia Southern University grew by 3.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,528
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Southern University was of $9,528 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.506% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Georgia Southern University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 16.5% with respect to 2021, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.05%
2019 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Southern University was 1.05%, which represents 73 out of the 6970 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Georgia Southern University received 14,680 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.8% annual growth. Out of those 14,680 applicants, 13,049 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.9% acceptance rate.

There were 25,481 students enrolled at Georgia Southern University in 2022. 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Southern University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
13,049
Accepted Out of 14,680

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Southern University was 88.9% (13,049 admissions from 14,680 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 90.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.8%, while admissions declined by −22.2%..

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3,087
Scores Submitted (2022)

71% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Southern University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Southern University had a total enrollment of 25,481 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southern University is 19,418 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,063. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at Georgia Southern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.2% White, 24.8% Black or African American, 7.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Southern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.6%), followed by White Male (15%) and Black or African American Female (13.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Southern University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,481 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southern University is 19,418 and the part-time enrollment is 6,063. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at Georgia Southern University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 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 Southern University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Georgia Southern University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    14,832 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    6,319 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,928 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southern University is 58.2% White, 24.8% Black or African American, 7.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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 (0.648%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,489 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Southern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia Southern University is white (3,513 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1337 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Southern University is Registered Nursing (294 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (239 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (205 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia Southern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (388 degrees awarded), Education (1,017 degrees), and Human Sciences (115 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia Southern University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,680,753 people), Secondary school teachers (529,495 people), Software developers (448,908 people), Other managers (437,180 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (347,210 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southern University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (388 degrees awarded), Education (1,017 degrees), Human Sciences (115 degrees), English (98 degrees), and Engineering (330 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southern University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (388 degrees awarded), Education (1,017 degrees), Human Sciences (115 degrees), English (98 degrees), and Engineering (330 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,010,036 people), Computer Systems Design (527,495 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (515,323 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (443,673 people), and Construction (351,314 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southern University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (388 degrees awarded), Education (1,017 degrees), Human Sciences (115 degrees), English (98 degrees), and Engineering (330 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Georgia Southern University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 294 degrees awarded
  2. 239 degrees awarded
  3. 205 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Southern University was Registered Nursing with 294 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,090
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,579
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,090 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southern University, which is 0.584 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,579).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 181 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 124 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southern University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.74 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Georgia Southern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Georgia Southern University is Female and Asian (60.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.804% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,513 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,337 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    347 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Southern University is white (3,513 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1337 degrees).

0.353% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,138 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,375 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    937 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgia Southern University is white female (2,138 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1375 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Southern University has an endowment valued at nearly $98.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.38%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Georgia Southern University had a total salary expenditure of 470M. Georgia Southern University employs 273 Associate professors, 234 Professors and 208 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia Southern University are Male Associate professor (156), Male Professor (142), and Female Lecturer (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southern University are: Service, with 386 employees, Management, with 368 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 367 employees.

Endowment

$98.4M
2022 Endowment
2.73%
decline from 2021

Georgia Southern University has an endowment valued at about $98.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Southern University declined 2.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $274M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$212M
2022 Salaries
6.02%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Georgia Southern University paid a median of $212M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($470M) and a 6.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$76.6M
Instructional Salaries
950
Number of Employees

In 2022, Georgia Southern University paid a total of $76.6M to 950 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
273 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
386 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Southern University were Associate professor with 273 employees, Professor with 234 employees, and Assistant professor with 208 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southern University were Service with 386 employees, Management with 368 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 367 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Southern University was Male Associate professor with 156 employees, Male Professor with 142 employees, and Female Lecturer with 119 employees.

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

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