Georgia Southwestern State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,904
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.82%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
58.3%
1,783 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,950
64.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.9%
108 Graduates

About

Georgia Southwestern State University is a higher education institution located in Sumter County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia Southwestern State University were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), Accounting (62 degrees), and Registered Nursing (53 degrees).

In 2019, 733 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Southwestern State University. 77.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (488 degrees), 2.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $4,064, which is $−17,962 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $4,064, which is $−17,962 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,904.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $−17,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,904
2019 Value
13.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Georgia Southwestern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,904. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Georgia Southwestern State University grew by 13.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,120
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Southwestern State University was of $8,120 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.65% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 28.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Georgia Southwestern State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.54% with respect to 2018, when 65% 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.
4.82%
2017 Default Rate
45
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Southwestern State University was 4.82%, which represents 45 out of the 933 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 Southwestern State University received 1,783 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 39% annual growth. Out of those 1,783 applicants, 1,040 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,950 students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2019, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Southwestern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,040
Accepted Out of 1,783

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Southwestern State University was 58.3% (1,040 admissions from 1,783 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 69.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 39%, while admissions grew by 17%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
309
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Southwestern State University has a total enrollment of 2,950 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 1,912 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,038. This means that 64.8% of students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southwestern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 24.7% Black or African American, 4.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (65.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.6%) and White Male (6.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,950 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 1,912 and the part-time enrollment is 1,038. This means that 64.8% of students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 Southwestern State University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Georgia Southwestern State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,755
  2. Black or African American
    729
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    142

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southwestern State University is 59.5% White, 24.7% Black or African American, 4.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.47% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0678% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 7 students (0.237%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 409 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Southwestern State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia Southwestern State University is white (488 degrees awarded). There were 2.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (62 degrees) and Registered Nursing (53 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia Southwestern State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (265 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), and History (8 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 Southwestern State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,710,670 people), Accountants & auditors (1,024,760 people), Other managers (859,788 people), Secondary school teachers (624,147 people), and Financial managers (531,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (265 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), History (8 degrees), Business (201 degrees), and Psychology (42 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 Southwestern State University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (265 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), History (8 degrees), Business (201 degrees), and Psychology (42 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 Southwestern State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,504,622 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (734,026 people), Computer Systems Design (559,082 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (553,548 people), and Banking & related activities (535,317 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (265 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), History (8 degrees), Business (201 degrees), and Psychology (42 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 Southwestern State University.
Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

162
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
571
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 162 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University, which is 0.284 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (571).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.702 times less than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 182 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Southwestern State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 60.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from Georgia Southwestern State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Southwestern State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    488 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Southwestern State University is white (488 degrees awarded). There were 2.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

0.409% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    375 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    155 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Southwestern State University is white female (375 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (155 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $154k (0.393%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Georgia Southwestern State University had a total salary expenditure of $49.4M. Georgia Southwestern State University employs 30 Lecturers, 30 Professors, and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgia Southwestern State University are Female Lecturers (21), Male Professors(19), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University are: Management, with 46 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.1M
2019 Endowment
3.42%
growth from 2018

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at about $39.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Southwestern State University grew 3.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $591k 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $498k - Federal
  2. $225k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Georgia Southwestern State University received $498k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $225k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.6M
2019 Salaries
3.72%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($49.4M) and a 3.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.7% growth from 2017 and a 1.69% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.45M
Instructional Salaries
116
Number of Employees

In 2019, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a total of $7.45M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Lecturer with 30 employees; Professor with 30 employees; and Professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Management with 46 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University was Female Lecturer with 21 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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