University of West Georgia

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,371
2022 Average Net Price
$15,625
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
4,783 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,893
58% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.2%
1,027 Graduates

About

University of West Georgia is a higher education institution located in Carroll County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Post-Masters Certificate concentrations at University of West Georgia were Educational & Instructional Technology (180 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (101 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (72 degrees).

In 2022, 3,098 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of West Georgia. 73.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,786 degrees), 2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (892 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of West Georgia is $4,371, which is $−25,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of West Georgia is $4,371, which is $−25,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,625.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending University of West Georgia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,371
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of West Georgia was $4,371. The cost of tuition at University of West Georgia is $−25,779 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$15,625
2022 Value
2.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of West Georgia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,625. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of West Georgia grew by 2.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,836
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of West Georgia was of $10,836 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at University of West Georgia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.3% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.88%
2019 Default Rate
108
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of West Georgia was 2.88%, which represents 108 out of the 3756 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of West Georgia received 4,783 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 27.6% annual growth. Out of those 4,783 applicants, 3,832 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 11,893 students enrolled at University of West Georgia in 2022. 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of West Georgia has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,832
Accepted Out of 4,783

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of West Georgia was 80.1% (3,832 admissions from 4,783 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 27.6%, while admissions declined by −16.8%..

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage (2022)
833
Scores Submitted (2022)

59% of enrolled first-time students at University of West Georgia in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of West Georgia had a total enrollment of 11,893 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of West Georgia is 6,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,001. This means that 58% 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 53.6% White, 30.4% Black or African American, 7.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.99% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of West Georgia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.2%) and White Male (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.4%) and White Male (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of West Georgia in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,893 students. The full-time enrollment at University of West Georgia is 6,892 and the part-time enrollment is 5,001. This means that 58% of students enrolled at University of West Georgia are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    6,370 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3,616 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    887 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of West Georgia is 53.6% White, 30.4% Black or African American, 7.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.99% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 220 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,440 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 (1,786 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (892 degrees).

The most common Post-Masters Certificate concentration at University of West Georgia is Educational & Instructional Technology (180 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (101 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (72 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (1,051 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), and Social Sciences (215 degrees).

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 (1,789,344 people), Secondary school teachers (558,178 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (471,200 people), Other managers (421,899 people), and Education administrators (369,916 people).

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia in 2022 are Education (1,051 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), Social Sciences (215 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees), and Psychology (197 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 West Georgia are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (1,051 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), Social Sciences (215 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees), and Psychology (197 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,357,024 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (639,494 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (431,535 people), Legal services (386,997 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (306,850 people).

The most specialized majors at University of West Georgia are Education (1,051 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), Social Sciences (215 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees), and Psychology (197 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 176 degrees awarded
  2. 155 degrees awarded
  3. 140 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of West Georgia was General Psychology with 176 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

829
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,269
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 829 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia, which is 0.365 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,269).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 106 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.711 times less than the 149 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 335 degrees were awarded to men at University of West Georgia in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 67 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% 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, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of West Georgia is Female and Asian (77.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.36% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,786 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    892 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    189 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of West Georgia is white (1,786 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (892 degrees).

1.94% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,327 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    644 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    459 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of West Georgia is white female (1,327 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 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 $36.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 46.4k (0.128%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of West Georgia had a total salary expenditure of 235M. University of West Georgia employs 152 Professors, 101 Associate professors and 95 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of West Georgia are Male Professor (89), Female Assistant professor (65), and Female Professor (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of West Georgia are: Management, with 190 employees, Service, with 158 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees.

Endowment

$36.4M
2022 Endowment
11.5%
decline from 2021

University of West Georgia has an endowment valued at about $36.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of West Georgia declined 11.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $336M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$92.2M
2022 Salaries
2.61%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of West Georgia paid a median of $92.2M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($235M) and a 2.61% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.9M
Instructional Salaries
467
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of West Georgia paid a total of $35.9M to 467 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
152 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
190 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of West Georgia were Professor with 152 employees, Associate professor with 101 employees, and Assistant professor with 95 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of West Georgia were Management with 190 employees, Service with 158 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of West Georgia was Male Professor with 89 employees, Female Assistant professor with 65 employees, and Female Professor with 63 employees.

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