Georgia Southwestern State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,886

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,453

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.67%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

68.2%

1,389 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,954

67.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

32.2%

152 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 (77 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (73 degrees), and Accounting (57 degrees).

In 2016, 517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Southwestern State University. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (355 degrees), 2.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $3,886, which is $-16,274 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $3,886, which is $-16,274 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,453.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,886

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University was $3,886. The cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $-16,274 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,453

2016 Value

2.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Georgia Southwestern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,453. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Georgia Southwestern State University grew by 2.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,390

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Southwestern State University was of $7,390 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% 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

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Georgia Southwestern State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 69% 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.

5.67%

2015 Default Rate

56

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Southwestern State University was 5.67%, which represents 56 out of the 988 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 1,389 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19% annual growth. Out of those 1,389 applicants, 947 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,954 students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2016, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Southwestern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 51.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

947

Accepted Out of 1,389

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Southwestern State University was 68.2% (947 admissions from 1,389 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 19%, while admissions grew by 13.3%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

312

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Southwestern State University has a total enrollment of 2,954 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 2,001 students and the part-time enrollment is 953. This means that 67.7% 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 64.2% White, 26.1% Black or African American, 3.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.69% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Black or African American Female (17.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (69.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.8%) and White Male (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,954 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 2,001 and the part-time enrollment is 953. This means that 67.7% of students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Southwestern State University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    1,897

  2. Black or African American

    772

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    115

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southwestern State University is 64.2% White, 26.1% Black or African American, 3.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.69% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.169% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 9 students (0.305%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 217 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Southwestern State University. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia Southwestern State University are white (355 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University is General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (73 degrees) and Accounting (57 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 (140 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), and Business (182 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 (2,267,366 people), Accountants & auditors (1,133,043 people), Miscellaneous managers (891,913 people), Financial managers (465,696 people), and Education administrators (414,378 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (140 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), Business (182 degrees), History (7 degrees), and English (9 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (140 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), Business (182 degrees), History (7 degrees), and English (9 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 (3,612,379 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (779,412 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (667,713 people), Hospitals (604,010 people), and Banking & related activities (545,094 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (140 degrees awarded), Psychology (43 degrees), Business (182 degrees), History (7 degrees), and English (9 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. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University was General Business Administration & Management with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 367

In 2016, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University, which is 0.409 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (367).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.796 times less than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 87 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Southwestern State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 12.4 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% 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, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Southwestern State University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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% 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

    355 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Southwestern State University is white (355 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

0.774% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    250 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    105 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Southwestern State University is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (105 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.3k (0.0834%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Georgia Southwestern State University had a total expenditure of $43.1M. Of that $43.1M, they spent $17.2M on salaries and $43.1M on benefits.

Georgia Southwestern State University employs 31 Associate professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 26 Lecturers. Most academics at Georgia Southwestern State University are Male Associate professors (19), Female Lecturers(18), and Female Assistant 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 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.4M

2015 Endowment

1.42%

growth from 2014

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at about $12.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Southwestern State University grew 1.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.5M lower 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. $828k - Federal

  2. $169k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Georgia Southwestern State University received $828k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $169k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$17.2M

Salary Expenditure

$43.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Georgia Southwestern State University had a total expenditure of $43.1M. Of that $43.1M, they spent $17.2M on salaries and $43.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Georgia Southwestern State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.2M

2015 Salaries

2.41%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a median of $17.2M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($43.1M) and a 2.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.558% growth from 2013 and a 2.79% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.34M

Instructional Salaries

107

Number of Employees

In 2015, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a total of $6.34M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

46 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Associate professor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Management with 46 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University was Male Associate professor with 19 employees, Female Lecturer with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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

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