University of West Georgia

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,264
1.99% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,351
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.24%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
58.6%
7,912 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
13,520
70.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
40.5%
779 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 Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), General Psychology (177 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (145 degrees).

In 2017, 2,673 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of West Georgia. 69.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,492 degrees), 1.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (864 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of West Georgia is $4,264, which is $-22,236 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of West Georgia is $4,264, which is $-22,236 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,351.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,264
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of West Georgia was $4,264. The cost of tuition at University of West Georgia is $-22,236 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,351
2017 Value
0.462%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of West Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,351. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of West Georgia grew by 0.462%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,749
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of West Georgia was of $7,749 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of West Georgia received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.41% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.
9.24%
2016 Default Rate
320
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of West Georgia was 9.24%, which represents 320 out of the 3463 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 7,912 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.778% annual decline. Out of those 7,912 applicants, 4,638 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.6% acceptance rate.

There were 13,520 students enrolled at University of West Georgia in 2017, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of West Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 48.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
4,638
Accepted Out of 7,912

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of West Georgia was 58.6% (4,638 admissions from 7,912 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.778%, while admissions declined by -1.57%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
1,546
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at University of West Georgia in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of West Georgia has a total enrollment of 13,520 students. The full-time enrollment at University of West Georgia is 9,578 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,942. This means that 70.8% 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, 36.1% Black or African American, 5.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.126% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of West Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28%), followed by Black or African American Female (26.2%) and White Male (18.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.5%) and White Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of West Georgia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,520 students. The full-time enrollment at University of West Georgia is 9,578 and the part-time enrollment is 3,942. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at University of West Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 West Georgia was 72%. 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
    6,888
  2. Black or African American
    4,875
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    774

The enrolled student population at University of West Georgia is 50.9% White, 36.1% Black or African American, 5.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.126% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 215 students (1.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1043 more women than men received degrees from University of West Georgia. The majority of degree recipients at University of West Georgia are white (1,492 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (864 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of West Georgia is Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (177 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (145 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 (654 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (323 degrees), and History (40 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 (2,139,914 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (447,025 people), Other managers (379,063 people), Secondary school teachers (369,565 people), and Education administrators (363,034 people).

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (654 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (323 degrees), History (40 degrees), Psychology (200 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (654 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (323 degrees), History (40 degrees), Psychology (200 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 (3,309,853 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (606,158 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (410,823 people), Legal services (371,950 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (285,712 people).

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (654 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (323 degrees), History (40 degrees), Psychology (200 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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. 181 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 177 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 145 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of West Georgia was Registered Nursing with 181 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 815
  2. 1,858

In 2017, 815 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia, which is 0.439 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,858).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 123 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 122 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 192 degrees were awarded to women at University of West Georgia in Registered Nursing, which is 7.68 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% 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, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of West Georgia is Male and Two or More Races (50% 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, 0.642% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,492 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    864 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of West Georgia is white (1,492 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (864 degrees).

1.76% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,010 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    644 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    482 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of West Georgia is white female (1,010 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (644 degrees).

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Operations

University of West Georgia has an endowment valued at nearly $29M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $452k (1.56%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of West Georgia had a total salary expenditure of $213M. University of West Georgia employs 123 Assistant professors, 121 Instructors, and 118 Associate professors. Most academics at University of West Georgia are Female Assistant professors (82), Female Instructors(77), and Male Professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of West Georgia are: Service, with 287 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 205 employees, and Management with 202 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29M
2017 Endowment
3.81%
growth from 2016

University of West Georgia has an endowment valued at about $29M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of West Georgia grew 3.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $258M 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. $1.93M - Federal
  2. $510k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of West Georgia received $1.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $510k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$90.1M
2017 Salaries
12.3%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of West Georgia paid a median of $90.1M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($213M) and a 12.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.747% decline from 2015 and a 8.37% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$33.6M
Instructional Salaries
512
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of West Georgia paid a total of $33.6M to 512 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
123 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
287 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of West Georgia were Assistant professor with 123 employees; Instructor with 121 employees; and Instructor with 118 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of West Georgia were Service with 287 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 205 employees; and Management with 202 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of West Georgia was Female Assistant professor with 82 employees, Female Instructor with 77 employees, and Male Professor with 77 employees.

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

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