Gordon State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,563
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,272
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.8%
2,257 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,231
57.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
20.8%
16 Graduates

About

Gordon State College is a higher education institution located in Lamar County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gordon State College were General Human Services (46 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees), and Registered Nursing (42 degrees).

In 2020, 535 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gordon State College. 72.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (312 degrees), 1.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (173 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gordon State College is $2,563, which is $−9,266 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gordon State College is $2,563, which is $−9,266 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,272.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Gordon State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,563
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Gordon State College was $2,563. The cost of tuition at Gordon State College is $−9,266 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$9,272
2020 Value
0.936%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Gordon State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,272. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Gordon State College grew by 0.936%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,630
Room and Board
$1,340
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gordon State College was of $7,630 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,340. The cost of room and board increased by 11% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.52% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Gordon State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.97% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
12.6%
2018 Default Rate
165
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Gordon State College was 12.6%, which represents 165 out of the 1309 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

Gordon State College received 2,257 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,257 applicants, 1,778 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,231 students enrolled at Gordon State College in 2020, and 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gordon State College has an overall enrollment yield of 37.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,778
Accepted Out of 2,257

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gordon State College was 78.8% (1,778 admissions from 2,257 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 83.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 12.5%, while admissions grew by 5.64%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage
291
Scores Submitted

44% of enrolled first-time students at Gordon State College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gordon State College has a total enrollment of 3,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Gordon State College is 1,856 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,375. This means that 57.4% of students enrolled at Gordon State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gordon State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.6% White, 37% Black or African American, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.959% Asian, 0.0619% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.031% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gordon State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.9%) and Black or African American Male (15.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gordon State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Gordon State College is 1,856 and the part-time enrollment is 1,375. This means that 57.4% of students enrolled at Gordon State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2020 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 Gordon State College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Gordon State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,701
  2. Black or African American
    1,194
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    172

The enrolled student population at Gordon State College is 52.6% White, 37% Black or African American, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.959% Asian, 0.0619% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.031% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 237 more women than men received degrees from Gordon State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gordon State College is white (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (173 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gordon State College is General Human Services (46 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees) and Registered Nursing (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gordon State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (141 degrees), and Psychology (30 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 Gordon State College are Physicians (427,647 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (304,438 people), Social workers, all other (242,757 people), Other managers (236,910 people), and Postsecondary teachers (200,208 people).

The most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (141 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Biology (25 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 Gordon State College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (141 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Biology (25 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 Gordon State College are Elementary & secondary schools (728,144 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (662,257 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (492,754 people), Outpatient care centers (257,234 people), and Individual & family services (235,950 people).

The most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (141 degrees), Psychology (30 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Biology (25 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 Gordon State College.
Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gordon State College was General Human Services with 46 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

149
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
386
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon State College, which is 0.386 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (386).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Gordon State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.41 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gordon State College is Male and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    312 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gordon State College is white (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (173 degrees).

0.187% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    222 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    124 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gordon State College is white female (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (124 degrees).

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Operations

Gordon State College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.87M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $180k (4.66%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Gordon State College had a total salary expenditure of $42.8M. Gordon State College employs 39 Professors, 26 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Gordon State College are Male Professors (25), Female Assistant professors(21), and Female Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.87M
2020 Endowment
11%
growth from 2019

Gordon State College has an endowment valued at about $3.87M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Gordon State College grew 11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.65M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.38k - Federal
  2. $224k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Gordon State College received $1.38k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $224k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.1M
2020 Salaries
2.94%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Gordon State College paid a median of $15.1M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($42.8M) and a 2.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.61% decline from 2018 and a 1.94% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.76M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Gordon State College paid a total of $5.76M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gordon State College were Professor with 39 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon State College were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gordon State College was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Gordon State College.

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