Georgia Southwestern State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,965

2.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,585

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.35%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.5%

1,279 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,052

66.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.3%

98 Graduates

About

Georgia Southwestern State University is a higher education institution located in Sumter County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia Southwestern State University were General Business Administration & Management (74 degrees awarded), Accounting (53 degrees), and Registered Nursing (52 degrees).

In 2017, 653 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Southwestern State University. 74% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (470 degrees), 3.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $3,965, which is $-16,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $3,965, which is $-16,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,585.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,965

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University was $3,965. The cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $-16,768 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,585

2017 Value

1.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Georgia Southwestern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,585. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Georgia Southwestern State University grew by 1.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,672

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Southwestern State University was of $7,672 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.82% 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

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Georgia Southwestern State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.8% with respect to 2016, when 69% 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.

7.35%

2016 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Southwestern State University was 7.35%, which represents 62 out of the 843 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

Georgia Southwestern State University received 1,279 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.92% annual decline. Out of those 1,279 applicants, 863 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,052 students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2017, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Southwestern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

863

Accepted Out of 1,279

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Southwestern State University was 67.5% (863 admissions from 1,279 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.92%, while admissions declined by -8.87%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

318

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Southwestern State University has a total enrollment of 3,052 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 2,036 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,016. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southwestern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.3% White, 25.6% Black or African American, 4.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.2%) and Black or African American Male (3.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,052 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 2,036 and the part-time enrollment is 1,016. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Georgia Southwestern State University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Georgia Southwestern State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,933

  2. Black or African American

    781

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    149

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southwestern State University is 63.3% White, 25.6% Black or African American, 4.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.131% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 9 students (0.295%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 313 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Southwestern State University. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia Southwestern State University are white (470 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University is General Business Administration & Management (74 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (53 degrees) and Registered Nursing (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia Southwestern State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (273 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), and History (8 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 Georgia Southwestern State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,287,936 people), Accountants & auditors (1,148,402 people), Other managers (793,503 people), Financial managers (462,353 people), and Education administrators (418,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (273 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), History (8 degrees), Business (182 degrees), and English (8 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 Georgia Southwestern State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (273 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), History (8 degrees), Business (182 degrees), and English (8 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 Georgia Southwestern State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,628,945 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (789,974 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (576,224 people), Banking & related activities (554,808 people), and Computer Systems Design (529,626 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (273 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), History (8 degrees), Business (182 degrees), and English (8 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 Georgia Southwestern State University.

Most Common

  1. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University was General Business Administration & Management with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 170

  2. 483

In 2017, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University, which is 0.352 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (483).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 169 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Southwestern State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 21.1 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Georgia Southwestern State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Southwestern State University is Female and White (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.06% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    470 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    141 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Southwestern State University is white (470 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (141 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    351 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Southwestern State University is white female (351 degrees awarded). There were 2.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (119 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $73.3k (0.206%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Georgia Southwestern State University had a total salary expenditure of $45.6M. Georgia Southwestern State University employs 29 Lecturers, 29 Assistant professors, and 28 Professors. Most academics at Georgia Southwestern State University are Female Lecturers (20), Male Professors(17), and Male Associate professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University are: Management, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.6M

2017 Endowment

14.3%

growth from 2016

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at about $35.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Southwestern State University grew 14.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.5M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $313k - Federal

  2. $173k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Georgia Southwestern State University received $313k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $173k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.1M

2017 Salaries

1.69%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($45.6M) and a 1.69% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.07% growth from 2015 and a 2.41% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.2M

Instructional Salaries

116

Number of Employees

In 2017, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a total of $7.2M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Lecturer with 29 employees; Assistant professor with 29 employees; and Assistant professor with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Management with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University was Female Lecturer with 20 employees, Male Professor with 17 employees, and Male Associate professor with 16 employees.

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