University of Georgia

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,364

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,956

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.43%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

53.9%

22,694 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

36,574

90.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.9%

3,914 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 Psychology (510 degrees awarded), General Finance (507 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (428 degrees).

In 2016, 10,873 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 majority of degree recipients were white (7,790 degrees), 9.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (827 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,364, which is $-16,492 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Georgia is $9,364, which is $-16,492 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,956.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,364

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Georgia was $9,364. The cost of tuition at University of Georgia is $-16,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,956

2016 Value

12.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,956. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Georgia grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,568

Room and Board

$840

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Georgia was of $8,568 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $840. The cost of room and board increased by 2.73% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of Georgia received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

2.43%

2015 Default Rate

129

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Georgia was 2.43%, which represents 129 out of the 5299 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 22,694 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.41% annual growth. Out of those 22,694 applicants, 12,232 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.9% acceptance rate.

There were 36,574 students enrolled at University of Georgia in 2016, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 44.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

12,232

Accepted Out of 22,694

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Georgia was 53.9% (12,232 admissions from 22,694 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 52.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.41%, while admissions grew by 5.41%.

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SAT Scores

74%

Submission Percentage

3,998

Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at University of Georgia in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Georgia has a total enrollment of 36,574 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 33,006 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,568. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 8.77% Asian, 8.19% Black or African American, 4.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 0.0957% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Asian Female (5.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,574 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Georgia is 33,006 and the part-time enrollment is 3,568. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2016 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

    24,927

  2. Asian

    3,208

  3. Black or African American

    2,996

The enrolled student population at University of Georgia is 68.2% White, 8.77% Asian, 8.19% Black or African American, 4.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 0.0957% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 425 students (1.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1859 more women than men received degrees from University of Georgia. The majority of degree recipients at University of Georgia are white (7,790 degrees awarded). There were 9.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (827 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Georgia is General Psychology (510 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (507 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (428 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 (410 degrees awarded), Communications (940 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (203 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 Miscellaneous managers (201,451 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (171,125 people), Marketing & sales managers (98,965 people), Postsecondary teachers (75,770 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (69,294 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (410 degrees awarded), Communications (940 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), Language & Linguistics (266 degrees), and Human Sciences (332 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (410 degrees awarded), Communications (940 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), Language & Linguistics (266 degrees), and Human Sciences (332 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 (310,859 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (210,829 people), Hospitals (112,848 people), Computer Systems Design (93,569 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (90,309 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Georgia are Agriculture (410 degrees awarded), Communications (940 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), Language & Linguistics (266 degrees), and Human Sciences (332 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. 510 degrees awarded

  2. 507 degrees awarded

  3. 428 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Georgia was General Psychology with 510 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,507

  2. 6,366

In 2016, 4,507 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia, which is 0.708 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,366).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 375 degrees were awarded to men at University of Georgia in General Finance, which is 2.84 times more than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 401 degrees were awarded to women at University of Georgia in General Psychology, which is 2.99 times more than the 134 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

84%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 60% 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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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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (87.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Georgia is Female and Hispanic or Latino (87.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.68% of graduates (144 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,790 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    827 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    825 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Georgia is white (7,790 degrees awarded). There were 9.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (827 degrees).

1.16% of degree recipients (126 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,453 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,337 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    582 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Georgia is white female (4,453 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,337 degrees).

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Operations

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at nearly $1B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.43M (0.242%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Georgia had a total expenditure of $1.32B. Of that $1.32B, they spent $687M on salaries and $1.32B on benefits.

University of Georgia employs 731 Professors, 548 Associate professors, and 462 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Georgia are Male Professors (537), Male Associate professors(326), and Male Assistant professors (246).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1526 employees, Service, with 1497 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1021 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1B

2015 Endowment

7.02%

growth from 2014

University of Georgia has an endowment valued at about $1B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Georgia grew 7.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $734M 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. $133M - Federal

  2. $18.6M - State

  3. $4.31M - Local

As of 2015, University of Georgia received $133M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $18.6M from state grants and contracts, and $4.31M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$687M

Salary Expenditure

$1.32B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Georgia had a total expenditure of $1.32B. Of that $1.32B, they spent $687M on salaries and $1.32B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Georgia as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$687M

2015 Salaries

4.88%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Georgia paid a median of $687M in salaries, which represents 52% of their overall expenditure ($1.32B) and a 4.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.38% growth from 2013 and a 1.08% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$198M

Instructional Salaries

1,918

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Georgia paid a total of $198M to 1,918 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

731 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1526 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Georgia were Professor with 731 employees; Associate professor with 548 employees; and Associate professor with 462 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Georgia were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,526 employees; Service with 1,497 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,021 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Georgia was Male Professor with 537 employees, Male Associate professor with 326 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 246 employees.

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

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