Georgetown University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,720

3.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,420

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.29%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

15.7%

21,462 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

19,005

76.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

94.6%

1,509 Graduates

About

Georgetown University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgetown University were International Relations & Affairs (241 degrees awarded), General Finance (240 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (210 degrees).

In 2017, 7,089 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgetown University. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,572 degrees), 5.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (608 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $51,720, which is $25,220 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $51,720, which is $25,220 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,420.

In 2017, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,720

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgetown University was $51,720. The cost of tuition at Georgetown University is $25,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,420

2017 Value

2.99%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Georgetown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,420. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Georgetown University grew by 2.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,962

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgetown University was of $14,962 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.66% 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

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

26%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Georgetown University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2016, when 41% 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.

1.29%

2016 Default Rate

40

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Georgetown University was 1.29%, which represents 40 out of the 3100 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

Georgetown University received 21,462 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.33% annual growth. Out of those 21,462 applicants, 3,365 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 15.7% acceptance rate.

There were 19,005 students enrolled at Georgetown University in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgetown University has an overall enrollment yield of 47.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

15.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,365

Accepted Out of 21,462

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgetown University was 15.7% (3,365 admissions from 21,462 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 16.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.33%, while admissions declined by -0.119%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

1,094

Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Georgetown University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgetown University has a total enrollment of 19,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,585 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,420. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.7% White, 7.83% Asian, 7.51% Hispanic or Latino, 7.2% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Georgetown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.1%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Asian Female (5.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (22.9%), followed by White Female (22.4%) and Asian Female (3.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,585 and the part-time enrollment is 4,420. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 Georgetown University was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgetown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,637

  2. Asian

    1,489

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,428

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University is 50.7% White, 7.83% Asian, 7.51% Hispanic or Latino, 7.2% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.105% 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, 1,276 students (6.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 437 more women than men received degrees from Georgetown University. The majority of degree recipients at Georgetown University are white (3,572 degrees awarded). There were 5.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (608 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgetown University is International Relations & Affairs (241 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (240 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (210 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgetown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (1,300 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (166 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,218 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 Georgetown University are Physicians (409,121 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (344,911 people), Other managers (286,127 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (241,446 people), and Postsecondary teachers (211,170 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,300 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (166 degrees), Social Sciences (1,218 degrees), Language & Linguistics (166 degrees), and Biology (635 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 Georgetown University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,300 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (166 degrees), Social Sciences (1,218 degrees), Language & Linguistics (166 degrees), and Biology (635 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgetown University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (547,894 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (480,623 people), Elementary & secondary schools (455,504 people), Legal services (289,942 people), and Offices of physicians (199,340 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,300 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (166 degrees), Social Sciences (1,218 degrees), Language & Linguistics (166 degrees), and Biology (635 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 241 degrees awarded

  2. 240 degrees awarded

  3. 210 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgetown University was International Relations & Affairs with 241 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,326

  2. 3,763

In 2017, 3,326 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University, which is 0.884 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,763).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 347 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University in Law, which is 1.07 times more than the 324 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 324 degrees were awarded to women at Georgetown University in Law, which is 0.934 times less than the 347 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%

100% Completion Time

94%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 90% of students graduating from Georgetown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% within 200%.

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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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgetown University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 2.25% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,572 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    608 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    458 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgetown University is white (3,572 degrees awarded). There were 5.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (608 degrees).

5.7% of degree recipients (404 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,825 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,747 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    333 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgetown University is white male (1,825 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,747 degrees).

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Operations

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.66B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $208M (12.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Georgetown University had a total salary expenditure of $1.32B. Georgetown University employs 381 No academic ranks, 324 Professors, and 229 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgetown University are Male Professors (222), Female No academic ranks(202), and Male No academic ranks (179).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University are: Management, with 918 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 472 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 391 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.66B

2017 Endowment

12%

growth from 2016

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at about $1.66B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgetown University grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.38B 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. $114M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $4.19M - Local

As of 2017, Georgetown University received $114M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $4.19M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$531M

2017 Salaries

6.4%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Georgetown University paid a median of $531M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.32B) and a 6.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.09% growth from 2015 and a 5.24% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$146M

Instructional Salaries

1,030

Number of Employees

In 2017, Georgetown University paid a total of $146M to 1,030 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

381 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

918 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgetown University were No academic rank with 381 employees; Professor with 324 employees; and Professor with 229 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University were Management with 918 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 472 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 391 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgetown University was Male Professor with 222 employees, Female No academic rank with 202 employees, and Male No academic rank with 179 employees.

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