University of Georgia

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,790
2.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,961
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.58%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
45.3%
29,285 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
38,920
90.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
84.7%
4,169 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 (617 degrees awarded), General Psychology (447 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (421 degrees).

In 2019, 12,071 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Georgia. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (8,496 degrees), 9.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (932 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,790, which is $−18,710 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,790, which is $−18,710 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,961.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,790
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Georgia was $9,790. The cost of tuition at University of Georgia is $−18,710 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,961
2019 Value
2.72%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,961. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Georgia grew by 2.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,987
Room and Board
$986
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Georgia was of $8,987 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $986. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.233% 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

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at University of Georgia received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
2.58%
2017 Default Rate
138
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Georgia was 2.58%, which represents 138 out of the 5354 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 29,285 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.9% annual growth. Out of those 29,285 applicants, 13,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.3% acceptance rate.

There were 38,920 students enrolled at University of Georgia in 2019, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 41.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,265
Accepted Out of 29,285

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Georgia was 45.3% (13,265 admissions from 29,285 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 48.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 11.9%, while admissions grew by 4.26%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
3,846
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at University of Georgia in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Georgia has a total enrollment of 38,920 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 35,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,740. This means that 90.4% 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, 9.28% Asian, 8.19% Black or African American, 5.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.0976% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0745% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Asian Female (5.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,920 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 35,180 and the part-time enrollment is 3,740. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 University of Georgia was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    25,956
  2. Asian
    3,612
  3. Black or African American
    3,189

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia is 66.7% White, 9.28% Asian, 8.19% Black or African American, 5.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.0976% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0745% 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, 446 students (1.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2007 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 (8,496 degrees awarded). There were 9.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (932 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Georgia is General Finance (617 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (447 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (421 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 (436 degrees awarded), Communications (1,033 degrees), and Human Sciences (396 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 Other managers (164,960 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (105,570 people), Marketing managers (80,802 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (67,227 people), and Chief executives & legislators (64,083 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (436 degrees awarded), Communications (1,033 degrees), Human Sciences (396 degrees), Legal (367 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (179 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 Dentists, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (436 degrees awarded), Communications (1,033 degrees), Human Sciences (396 degrees), Legal (367 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (179 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 University of Georgia are Elementary & secondary schools (262,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (176,565 people), Computer Systems Design (106,692 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (84,059 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (83,293 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (436 degrees awarded), Communications (1,033 degrees), Human Sciences (396 degrees), Legal (367 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (179 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. 617 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 447 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 421 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Georgia was General Finance with 617 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

5,032
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
7,039
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 5,032 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia, which is 0.715 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,039).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 475 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia in General Finance, which is 3.35 times more than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 351 degrees were awarded to women at University of Georgia in General Psychology, which is 3.08 times more than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 62% of students graduating from University of Georgia completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Georgia is Male 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, 0.072% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,496 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    932 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    879 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Georgia is white (8,496 degrees awarded). There were 9.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (932 degrees).

1.38% of degree recipients (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    4,901 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,595 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    604 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Georgia is white female (4,901 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,595 degrees).

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Operations

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at nearly $1.34B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.2M (1.06%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Georgia had a total salary expenditure of $1.68B. University of Georgia employs 721 Professors, 539 Associate professors, and 411 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Georgia are Male Professors (519), Male Associate professors(312), and Female Associate professors (227).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia are: Service, with 1599 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1477 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1329 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.34B
2019 Endowment
5.47%
growth from 2018

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at about $1.34B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Georgia grew 5.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.03B 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. $161M - Federal
  2. $49.7M - State
  3. $6.07M - Local

As of 2019, University of Georgia received $161M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $49.7M from state grants and contracts, and $6.07M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$781M
2019 Salaries
5.03%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Georgia paid a median of $781M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.68B) and a 5.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.98% growth from 2017 and a 6.02% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$238M
Instructional Salaries
2,140
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Georgia paid a total of $238M to 2,140 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
721 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1599 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Georgia were Professor with 721 employees; Associate professor with 539 employees; and Associate professor with 411 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia were Service with 1,599 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,477 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,329 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 University of Georgia was Male Professor with 519 employees, Male Associate professor with 312 employees, and Female Associate professor with 227 employees.

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

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