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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,142 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,332 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
85.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
262 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Savannah State University is $3,886, which is $3,105 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,142, which is 363% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,234 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,298.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Savannah State University received 4,332 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 46.8% annual growth. Out of those 4,332 applicants, 2,200 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,955 students enrolled at Savannah State University in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Savannah State University has an overall enrollment yield of 59.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Savannah State University has a total enrollment of 4,955 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah State University is 4,254 students and the part-time enrollment is 701. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Savannah State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Savannah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.5% Black or African American, 6.28% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% White, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.06% Asian.

Students enrolled at Savannah State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (42.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (1.13%), followed by Black or African American Male (0.4%) and White Female (0.4%).

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In 2016, 116 more women than men graduated from Savannah State University. The majority of students graduating from Savannah State University are Black or African American. These 493 graduates mean that there were 11.7 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 42 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Savannah State University is General Biological Sciences with 64 graduates, followed by Journalism with 60 graduates and Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, & Related Protective Services with 38 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Savannah State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Public Administration and Social Service, with 69 graduates, followed by Biology with 92 graduates and Protective Services with 80 graduates.


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Savannah State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.53M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $414,352 (6.35%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Savannah State University had a total expenditure of $97.4M. Of that $97.4M, they spent $36.2M on salaries and $9.4M on benefits.

Savannah State University employs 66 Assistant professors, 59 Instructors, and 41 Associate professors. Most academics at Savannah State University are Male Assistant professors (37), Female Instructors (32), and Female Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah State University are: Service, with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 72 employees.



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