University of Georgia

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,552

2.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,934

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.35%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

54%

24,165 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

37,606

90.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

84.1%

4,601 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 (585 degrees awarded), General Psychology (464 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (445 degrees).

In 2017, 11,197 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Georgia. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (7,989 degrees), 9.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (854 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,552, which is $-16,948 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,552, which is $-16,948 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,934.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,552

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Georgia was $9,552. The cost of tuition at University of Georgia is $-16,948 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,934

2017 Value

6.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,934. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Georgia grew by 6.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,824

Room and Board

$1,006

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Georgia was of $8,824 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,006. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at University of Georgia received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

2.35%

2016 Default Rate

127

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Georgia was 2.35%, which represents 127 out of the 5401 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 24,165 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.48% annual growth. Out of those 24,165 applicants, 13,052 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54% acceptance rate.

There were 37,606 students enrolled at University of Georgia in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 44.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,052

Accepted Out of 24,165

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Georgia was 54% (13,052 admissions from 24,165 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.48%, while admissions grew by 6.7%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

3,946

Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at University of Georgia in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Georgia has a total enrollment of 37,606 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 33,967 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,639. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 9% Asian, 8.39% Black or African American, 5.24% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Asian Female (5.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,606 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 33,967 and the part-time enrollment is 3,639. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2017 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 95%. 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

    25,285

  2. Asian

    3,383

  3. Black or African American

    3,155

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia is 67.2% White, 9% Asian, 8.39% Black or African American, 5.24% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 471 students (1.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1985 more women than men received degrees from University of Georgia. The majority of degree recipients at University of Georgia are white (7,989 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (854 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Georgia is General Finance (585 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (464 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (445 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 (374 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), and Communications (885 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 (157,178 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,880 people), Postsecondary teachers (75,668 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (68,531 people), and Customer service representatives (67,245 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (374 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), Communications (885 degrees), Language & Linguistics (231 degrees), and Legal (359 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (374 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), Communications (885 degrees), Language & Linguistics (231 degrees), and Legal (359 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 (261,734 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (201,674 people), Computer Systems Design (99,808 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (91,933 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (88,583 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (374 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), Communications (885 degrees), Language & Linguistics (231 degrees), and Legal (359 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. 585 degrees awarded

  2. 464 degrees awarded

  3. 445 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Georgia was General Finance with 585 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,606

  2. 6,591

In 2017, 4,606 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia, which is 0.699 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,591).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 423 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia in General Finance, which is 2.61 times more than the 162 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 379 degrees were awarded to women at University of Georgia in General Psychology, which is 3.35 times more than the 113 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

84%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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 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 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 University of Georgia is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.152% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,989 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    854 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    829 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Georgia is white (7,989 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (854 degrees).

0.956% of degree recipients (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,638 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,351 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    576 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Georgia is white female (4,638 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,351 degrees).

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Operations

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.1M (0.877%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Georgia had a total salary expenditure of $1.51B. University of Georgia employs 732 Professors, 554 Associate professors, and 452 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Georgia are Male Professors (533), Male Associate professors(314), and Male Assistant professors (244).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia are: Service, with 1507 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1347 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1341 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.15B

2017 Endowment

13.3%

growth from 2016

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at about $1.15B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Georgia grew 13.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $865M 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. $150M - Federal

  2. $27.2M - State

  3. $6.16M - Local

As of 2017, University of Georgia received $150M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $27.2M from state grants and contracts, and $6.16M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$729M

2017 Salaries

6.02%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Georgia paid a median of $729M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.51B) and a 6.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.175% growth from 2015 and a 4.88% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$217M

Instructional Salaries

2,033

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Georgia paid a total of $217M to 2,033 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

732 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1507 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Georgia were Professor with 732 employees; Associate professor with 554 employees; and Associate professor with 452 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia were Service with 1,507 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,347 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,341 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Georgia was Male Professor with 533 employees, Male Associate professor with 314 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 244 employees.

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

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