University of Georgia

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,790
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,580
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.95%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
48.4%
28,206 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
39,147
89.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
86.2%
4,517 Graduates

About

University of Georgia is a higher education institution located in Clarke County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Georgia were General Finance (608 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (546 degrees), and General Psychology (473 degrees).

In 2020, 12,804 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Georgia. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (8,739 degrees), 7.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,790, which is $−18,839 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,790, which is $−18,839 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,580.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,790
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Georgia was $9,790. The cost of tuition at University of Georgia is $−18,839 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,580
2020 Value
3.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,580. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Georgia grew by 3.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,353
Room and Board
$990
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Georgia was of $9,353 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $990. The cost of room and board increased by 4.07% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.406% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at University of Georgia received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
1.95%
2018 Default Rate
105
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Georgia was 1.95%, which represents 105 out of the 5379 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

University of Georgia received 28,206 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.68% annual decline. Out of those 28,206 applicants, 13,647 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.4% acceptance rate.

There were 39,147 students enrolled at University of Georgia in 2020, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 41.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,647
Accepted Out of 28,206

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Georgia was 48.4% (13,647 admissions from 28,206 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.68%, while admissions grew by 2.88%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
3,835
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at University of Georgia in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Georgia has a total enrollment of 39,147 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 34,951 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,196. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.7% White, 9.48% Asian, 8.22% Black or African American, 5.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0715% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Asian Female (5.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39,147 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 34,951 and the part-time enrollment is 4,196. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 University of Georgia was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Georgia had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    26,121
  2. Asian
    3,711
  3. Black or African American
    3,218

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia is 66.7% White, 9.48% Asian, 8.22% Black or African American, 5.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0715% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2182 more women than men received degrees from University of Georgia. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Georgia is white (8,739 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Georgia is General Finance (608 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (546 degrees) and General Psychology (473 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Georgia, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (446 degrees awarded), Communications (1,031 degrees), and Human Sciences (410 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 University of Georgia are Physicians (391,274 people), Other managers (230,738 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,699 people), Postsecondary teachers (137,925 people), and Other Physical Scientists (103,043 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (446 degrees awarded), Communications (1,031 degrees), Human Sciences (410 degrees), Legal (411 degrees), and Biology (930 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 University of Georgia are Surgeons, Actuaries, Dentists, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (446 degrees awarded), Communications (1,031 degrees), Human Sciences (410 degrees), Legal (411 degrees), and Biology (930 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 University of Georgia are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (480,404 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (402,321 people), Elementary & secondary schools (377,361 people), Offices of physicians (211,890 people), and Computer Systems Design (149,944 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (446 degrees awarded), Communications (1,031 degrees), Human Sciences (410 degrees), Legal (411 degrees), and Biology (930 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 University of Georgia.
Most Common
  1. 608 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 546 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 473 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Georgia was General Finance with 608 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,311
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
7,493
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,311 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia, which is 0.709 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 434 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia in General Finance, which is 2.49 times more than the 174 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 383 degrees were awarded to women at University of Georgia in General Psychology, which is 3.33 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from University of Georgia completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (93%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Georgia is Female and Two or More Races (93% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 1.13% of graduates (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,739 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,155 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,066 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Georgia is white (8,739 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1155 degrees).

0.773% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,021 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,718 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    745 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Georgia is white female (5,021 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,718 degrees).

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Operations

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at nearly $1.36B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.6M (0.777%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Georgia had a total salary expenditure of $1.78B. University of Georgia employs 727 Professors, 539 Associate professors, and 393 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Georgia are Male Professors (518), Male Associate professors(314), and Female Associate professors (225).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1479 employees, Service, with 1468 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1223 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.36B
2020 Endowment
1.37%
growth from 2019

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at about $1.36B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Georgia grew 1.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.06B higher 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. $208M - Federal
  2. $29.9M - State
  3. $5.43M - Local

As of 2020, University of Georgia received $208M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.9M from state grants and contracts, and $5.43M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$815M
2020 Salaries
4.36%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Georgia paid a median of $815M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.78B) and a 4.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.03% growth from 2018 and a 1.98% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$237M
Instructional Salaries
2,135
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Georgia paid a total of $237M to 2,135 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
727 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1479 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Georgia were Professor with 727 employees; Associate professor with 539 employees; and Associate professor with 393 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,479 employees; Service with 1,468 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,223 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Georgia was Male Professor with 518 employees, Male Associate professor with 314 employees, and Female Associate professor with 225 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Georgia.

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