Georgia State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,984
2.02% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$15,350
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
69.8%
14,462 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
32,816
76.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
53.5%
1,456 Graduates

About

Georgia State University is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia State University were General Psychology (503 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (306 degrees), and General Finance (273 degrees).

In 2017, 7,796 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia State University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,643 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2499 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $6,984, which is $-19,516 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $6,984, which is $-19,516 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,350.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,984
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgia State University was $6,984. The cost of tuition at Georgia State University is $-19,516 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,350
2017 Value
5.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Georgia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,350. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Georgia State University grew by 5.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,956
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia State University was of $11,956 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Georgia State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.
10.2%
2016 Default Rate
1315
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia State University was 10.2%, which represents 1315 out of the 12894 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 State University received 14,462 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.5% annual decline. Out of those 14,462 applicants, 10,101 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.8% acceptance rate.

There were 32,816 students enrolled at Georgia State University in 2017, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
10,101
Accepted Out of 14,462

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia State University was 69.8% (10,101 admissions from 14,462 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.5%, while admissions grew by 5.01%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
3,278
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia State University has a total enrollment of 32,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 24,989 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,827. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.9% Black or African American, 27.7% White, 12% Asian, 9.46% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Two or More Races, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0579% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (26.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (14.3%) and White Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.2%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Black or African American Female (13.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 24,989 and the part-time enrollment is 7,827. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 State University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgia State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    12,435
  2. White
    9,098
  3. Asian
    3,950

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University is 37.9% Black or African American, 27.7% White, 12% Asian, 9.46% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Two or More Races, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0579% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 511 students (1.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1688 more women than men received degrees from Georgia State University. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia State University are white (2,643 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2499 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia State University is General Psychology (503 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (306 degrees) and General Finance (273 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (95 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (232 degrees), and Social Sciences (667 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 State University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (382,211 people), Other managers (322,605 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (280,586 people), Postsecondary teachers (225,111 people), and Social workers, all other (156,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (95 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (232 degrees), Social Sciences (667 degrees), Legal (208 degrees), and Psychology (582 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 State University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (95 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (232 degrees), Social Sciences (667 degrees), Legal (208 degrees), and Psychology (582 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 State University are Elementary & secondary schools (610,333 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (498,692 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (335,412 people), Legal services (326,335 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (227,817 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (95 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (232 degrees), Social Sciences (667 degrees), Legal (208 degrees), and Psychology (582 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 State University.
Most Common
  1. 503 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 306 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 273 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia State University was General Psychology with 503 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 3,054
  2. 4,742

In 2017, 3,054 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University, which is 0.644 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,742).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 202 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University in Computer Science, which is 4.3 times more than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 425 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia State University in General Psychology, which is 3.57 times more than the 119 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Georgia State 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 58% 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 (65.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia State University is Female and Asian (65.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.03% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,643 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,499 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    849 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia State University is white (2,643 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2499 degrees).

1.89% of degree recipients (147 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    1,714 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,490 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia State University is black or african american female (1,714 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,490 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $166M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.24M (0.749%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Georgia State University had a total salary expenditure of $872M. Georgia State University employs 332 Associate professors, 286 Professors, and 261 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia State University are Male Professors (198), Male Associate professors(171), and Female Associate professors (161).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 797 employees, Service, with 668 employees, and Management with 557 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$166M
2017 Endowment
19.2%
growth from 2016

Georgia State University has an endowment valued at about $166M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia State University grew 19.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $121M lower 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. $80.7M - Federal
  2. $9.64M - State
  3. $3.84M - Local

As of 2017, Georgia State University received $80.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.64M from state grants and contracts, and $3.84M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$372M
2017 Salaries
6.47%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Georgia State University paid a median of $372M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($872M) and a 6.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.38% growth from 2015 and a 7.48% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$115M
Instructional Salaries
1,272
Number of Employees

In 2017, Georgia State University paid a total of $115M to 1,272 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
332 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
797 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia State University were Associate professor with 332 employees; Professor with 286 employees; and Professor with 261 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University were Office and Administrative Support with 797 employees; Service with 668 employees; and Management with 557 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia State University was Male Professor with 198 employees, Male Associate professor with 171 employees, and Female Associate professor with 161 employees.

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

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