University of West Georgia

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,371
2.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,235
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.83%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
59.3%
7,272 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
13,238
65.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.2%
850 Graduates

About

University of West Georgia is a higher education institution located in Carroll County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of West Georgia were General Psychology (188 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (165 degrees), and Registered Nursing (159 degrees).

In 2019, 2,784 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of West Georgia. 71.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,575 degrees), 1.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (891 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of West Georgia is $4,371, which is $-24,129 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of West Georgia is $4,371, which is $-24,129 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,235.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,371
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of West Georgia was $4,371. The cost of tuition at University of West Georgia is $-24,129 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,235
2019 Value
1.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of West Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,235. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of West Georgia grew by 1.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,304
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of West Georgia was of $8,304 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.997% 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

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at University of West Georgia received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.32% with respect to 2018, when 76% 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.
8.83%
2017 Default Rate
329
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of West Georgia was 8.83%, which represents 329 out of the 3728 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 West Georgia received 7,272 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.8% annual decline. Out of those 7,272 applicants, 4,312 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.3% acceptance rate.

There were 13,238 students enrolled at University of West Georgia in 2019, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of West Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 42.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,312
Accepted Out of 7,272

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of West Georgia was 59.3% (4,312 admissions from 7,272 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -10.8%, while admissions declined by -9.13%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
1,342
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at University of West Georgia in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of West Georgia has a total enrollment of 13,238 students. The full-time enrollment at University of West Georgia is 8,642 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,596. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at University of West Georgia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of West Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.9% White, 34.4% Black or African American, 6.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0831% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of West Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.8%) and White Male (16.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (19%) and White Male (15.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of West Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,238 students. The full-time enrollment at University of West Georgia is 8,642 and the part-time enrollment is 4,596. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at University of West Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 West Georgia was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of West Georgia had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,743
  2. Black or African American
    4,556
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    908

The enrolled student population at University of West Georgia is 50.9% White, 34.4% Black or African American, 6.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0831% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1222 more women than men received degrees from University of West Georgia. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of West Georgia is white (1,575 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (891 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of West Georgia is General Psychology (188 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (165 degrees) and Registered Nursing (159 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of West Georgia, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (726 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (321 degrees), and History (44 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,656,862 people), Secondary school teachers (600,468 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (441,147 people), Other managers (410,610 people), and Education administrators (367,978 people).

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (726 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (321 degrees), History (44 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees), and Psychology (207 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 West Georgia are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (726 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (321 degrees), History (44 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees), and Psychology (207 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 West Georgia are Elementary & secondary schools (3,308,071 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (622,894 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (388,471 people), Legal services (357,943 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (303,158 people).

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (726 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (321 degrees), History (44 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (85 degrees), and Psychology (207 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 West Georgia.
Most Common
  1. 188 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 165 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 159 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of West Georgia was General Psychology with 188 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

781
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,003
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 781 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia, which is 0.39 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,003).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 122 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.897 times less than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 233 degrees were awarded to women at University of West Georgia in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 17.9 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from University of West Georgia completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of West Georgia is Female 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, 0.471% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,575 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    891 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of West Georgia is white (1,575 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (891 degrees).

1.62% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,124 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    651 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    451 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of West Georgia is white female (1,124 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (651 degrees).

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Operations

University of West Georgia has an endowment valued at nearly $34.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.44M (4.19%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of West Georgia had a total salary expenditure of $238M. University of West Georgia employs 132 Assistant professors, 126 Professors, and 122 Associate professors. Most academics at University of West Georgia are Female Assistant professors (84), Male Professors(82), and Female Associate professors (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of West Georgia are: Service, with 237 employees, Management, with 206 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 204 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.4M
2019 Endowment
5.95%
growth from 2018

University of West Georgia has an endowment valued at about $34.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of West Georgia grew 5.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $277M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.46M - Federal
  2. $448k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of West Georgia received $1.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $448k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$99.1M
2019 Salaries
2.29%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of West Georgia paid a median of $99.1M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 2.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.52% growth from 2017 and a 12.3% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$35.7M
Instructional Salaries
528
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of West Georgia paid a total of $35.7M to 528 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
132 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
237 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of West Georgia were Assistant professor with 132 employees; Professor with 126 employees; and Professor with 122 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of West Georgia were Service with 237 employees; Management with 206 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 204 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of West Georgia was Female Assistant professor with 84 employees, Male Professor with 82 employees, and Female Associate professor with 69 employees.

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

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