Georgia State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,158
2.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,136
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.1%
16,681 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
35,041
77.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.3%
1,712 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 (477 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (307 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (253 degrees).

In 2019, 7,857 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia State University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (2,677 degrees), 1.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2441 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $7,158, which is $−21,342 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $7,158, which is $−21,342 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,136.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,158
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Georgia State University was $7,158. The cost of tuition at Georgia State University is $−21,342 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,136
2019 Value
2.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Georgia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,136. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Georgia State University grew by 2.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,326
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia State University was of $13,326 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.54% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Georgia State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2018, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.1%
2017 Default Rate
1384
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia State University was 10.1%, which represents 1384 out of the 13658 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 16,681 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.04% annual growth. Out of those 16,681 applicants, 12,702 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.1% acceptance rate.

There were 35,041 students enrolled at Georgia State University in 2019, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
12,702
Accepted Out of 16,681

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia State University was 76.1% (12,702 admissions from 16,681 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.04%, while admissions grew by 8.86%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
4,125
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia State University has a total enrollment of 35,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 27,071 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,970. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.7% Black or African American, 25.7% White, 13.1% Asian, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.75% Two or More Races, 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0485% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.9%) and White Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.9%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Black or African American Female (14.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 27,071 and the part-time enrollment is 7,970. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 State University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgia State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    13,194
  2. White
    9,015
  3. Asian
    4,586

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University is 37.7% Black or African American, 25.7% White, 13.1% Asian, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.75% Two or More Races, 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0485% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 300 students (0.856%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1817 more women than men received degrees from Georgia State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia State University is black or african american (2,677 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2441 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia State University is General Psychology (477 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (307 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (253 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 (83 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (257 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (142 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Physicians (461,306 people), Postsecondary teachers (217,122 people), Other managers (167,769 people), Other Physical Scientists (153,323 people), and Secondary school teachers (109,663 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (83 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (257 degrees), Language & Linguistics (142 degrees), Legal (208 degrees), and Biology (518 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (83 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (257 degrees), Language & Linguistics (142 degrees), Legal (208 degrees), and Biology (518 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (492,033 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,775 people), Elementary & secondary schools (279,613 people), Offices of physicians (230,460 people), and Scientific research & development services (179,896 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (83 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (257 degrees), Language & Linguistics (142 degrees), Legal (208 degrees), and Biology (518 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. 477 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 307 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 253 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia State University was General Psychology with 477 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,020
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,837
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,020 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,837).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 1.76 times more than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 396 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia State University in General Psychology, which is 3.74 times more than the 106 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.526% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    2,677 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,441 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    938 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia State University is black or african american (2,677 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2441 degrees).

1.49% of degree recipients (117 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    1,851 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,380 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,061 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia State University is black or african american female (1,851 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,380 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $182M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.61M (3.08%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Georgia State University had a total salary expenditure of $956M. Georgia State University employs 335 Associate professors, 295 Professors, and 240 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia State University are Male Professors (198), Male Associate professors(173), and Female Associate professors (162).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 791 employees, Service, with 639 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 602 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$182M
2019 Endowment
5.8%
growth from 2018

Georgia State University has an endowment valued at about $182M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia State University grew 5.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $129M 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. $76.4M - Federal
  2. $12.4M - State
  3. $4.02M - Local

As of 2019, Georgia State University received $76.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $4.02M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$384M
2019 Salaries
1.05%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Georgia State University paid a median of $384M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($956M) and a 1.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.05% growth from 2017 and a 6.47% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$118M
Instructional Salaries
1,245
Number of Employees

In 2019, Georgia State University paid a total of $118M to 1,245 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
335 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
791 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia State University were Associate professor with 335 employees; Professor with 295 employees; and Professor with 240 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University were Office and Administrative Support with 791 employees; Service with 639 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 602 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia State University was Male Professor with 198 employees, Male Associate professor with 173 employees, and Female Associate professor with 162 employees.

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

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