Georgia College & State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,508
2022 Average Net Price
$20,301
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.954%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80%
4,414 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,315
80.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.4%
857 Graduates

About

Georgia College & State University is a higher education institution located in Baldwin County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Georgia College & State University were General Marketing & Marketing Management (117 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (107 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (90 degrees).

In 2022, 1,888 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia College & State University. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,524 degrees), 7.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (195 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia College & State University is $7,508, which is $−16,488 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Georgia College & State University is $7,508, which is $−16,488 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,301.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Georgia College & State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,508
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Georgia College & State University was $7,508. The cost of tuition at Georgia College & State University is $−16,488 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,301
2022 Value
0.695%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Georgia College & State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,301. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Georgia College & State University grew by 0.695%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,558
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia College & State University was of $9,558 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.74% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. 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
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Georgia College & State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.71% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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.
0.954%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia College & State University was 0.954%, which represents 14 out of the 1467 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Georgia College & State University received 4,414 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.73% annual growth. Out of those 4,414 applicants, 3,529 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80% acceptance rate.

There were 6,315 students enrolled at Georgia College & State University in 2022. 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia College & State University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,529
Accepted Out of 4,414

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia College & State University was 80% (3,529 admissions from 4,414 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.73%, while admissions declined by −13.1%..

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,002
Scores Submitted (2022)

73% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia College & State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia College & State University had a total enrollment of 6,315 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Georgia College & State University is 5,094 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,221. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Georgia College & State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia College & State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% White, 7.38% Black or African American, 6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Two or More Races, 1.6% Asian, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.095% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia College & State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.1%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia College & State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,315 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia College & State University is 5,094 and the part-time enrollment is 1,221. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Georgia College & State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Georgia College & State University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Georgia College & State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,028 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    466 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    379 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Georgia College & State University is 79.6% White, 7.38% Black or African American, 6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.12% Two or More Races, 1.6% Asian, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.095% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 71 students (1.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 756 more women than men received degrees from Georgia College & State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia College & State University is white (1,524 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (195 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia College & State University is General Marketing & Marketing Management (117 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (107 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (90 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia College & State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (468 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and English (56 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,694,122 people), Secondary school teachers (570,120 people), Education administrators (310,835 people), Postsecondary teachers (265,751 people), and Other managers (245,465 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University in 2022 are Education (468 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), English (56 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and History (15 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 Georgia College & State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University are Education (468 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), English (56 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and History (15 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 Georgia College & State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,053,248 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,718 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (267,244 people), Computer Systems Design (183,029 people), and Legal services (169,598 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia College & State University are Education (468 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), English (56 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and History (15 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 Georgia College & State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 117 degrees awarded
  2. 107 degrees awarded
  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia College & State University was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 117 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

566
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,322
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 566 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia College & State University, which is 0.428 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,322).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia College & State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia College & State University in Registered Nursing, which is 36.3 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from Georgia College & State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Georgia College & State University is Female and Black or African American (75.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.7% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,524 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    195 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia College & State University is white (1,524 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (195 degrees).

0.053% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,058 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    466 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgia College & State University is white female (1,058 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (466 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia College & State University has an endowment valued at nearly $57.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Georgia College & State University had a total salary expenditure of 156M. Georgia College & State University employs 108 Professors, 81 Lecturers and 74 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgia College & State University are Male Professor (61), Female Lecturer (52), and Female Professor (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia College & State University are: Management, with 127 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 98 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 82 employees.

Endowment

$57.6M
2022 Endowment
12.5%
decline from 2021

Georgia College & State University has an endowment valued at about $57.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia College & State University declined 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$65.1M
2022 Salaries
1.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Georgia College & State University paid a median of $65.1M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($156M) and a 1.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.2M
Instructional Salaries
335
Number of Employees

In 2022, Georgia College & State University paid a total of $26.2M to 335 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
108 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
127 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia College & State University were Professor with 108 employees, Lecturer with 81 employees, and Associate professor with 74 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia College & State University were Management with 127 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 98 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 82 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia College & State University was Male Professor with 61 employees, Female Lecturer with 52 employees, and Female Professor with 47 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Georgia College & State University.

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