Georgia Southwestern State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
2022 Average Net Price
$12,186
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.27%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.2%
1,939 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,070
61.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.3%
172 Graduates

About

Georgia Southwestern State University is a higher education institution located in Sumter County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Georgia Southwestern State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (83 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees), and Registered Nursing (38 degrees).

In 2022, 768 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Southwestern State University. 74.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (535 degrees), 3.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (154 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 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 $12,186.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Georgia Southwestern State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Georgia Southwestern State University is $−19,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,186
2022 Value
4.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Georgia Southwestern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,186. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Georgia Southwestern State University grew by 4.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,836
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Southwestern State University was of $7,836 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.89% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Georgia Southwestern State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.8% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.27%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Southwestern State University was 2.27%, which represents 21 out of the 926 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Georgia Southwestern State University received 1,939 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,939 applicants, 1,419 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,070 students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Southwestern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,419
Accepted Out of 1,939

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Southwestern State University was 73.2% (1,419 admissions from 1,939 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.4%, while admissions grew by 0.425%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
134
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Southwestern State University had a total enrollment of 3,070 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 1,883 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,187. This means that 61.3% 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 56.7% White, 25.9% Black or African American, 5.64% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Asian, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0326% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.1%) and White Male (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.1%) and White Male (6.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Southwestern State University is 1,883 and the part-time enrollment is 1,187. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Georgia Southwestern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Southwestern State University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    1,740 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    795 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    173 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Georgia Southwestern State University is 56.7% White, 25.9% Black or African American, 5.64% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Asian, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0326% 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, 13 students (0.423%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 372 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Southwestern State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia Southwestern State University is white (535 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (154 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees) and Registered Nursing (38 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (321 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), and History (7 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 Southwestern State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,850,723 people), Accountants & auditors (1,075,827 people), Other managers (870,459 people), Secondary school teachers (583,289 people), and Financial managers (533,621 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University in 2022 are Education (321 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), History (7 degrees), Psychology (45 degrees), and Business (175 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 Southwestern 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 Southwestern State University are Education (321 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), History (7 degrees), Psychology (45 degrees), and Business (175 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 Southwestern State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,556,922 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (751,380 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (620,314 people), Computer Systems Design (609,786 people), and Banking & related activities (540,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Southwestern State University are Education (321 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), History (7 degrees), Psychology (45 degrees), and Business (175 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 Southwestern State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Southwestern State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

198
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
570
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University, which is 0.347 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (570).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Southwestern State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 69.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Georgia Southwestern State University is Male and Two or More Races (50% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    535 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    154 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Southwestern State University is white (535 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (154 degrees).

0.13% 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
    406 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgia Southwestern State University is white female (406 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (129 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.527%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Georgia Southwestern State University had a total salary expenditure of 51.1M. Georgia Southwestern State University employs 34 Professors, 31 Lecturers and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgia Southwestern State University are Female Lecturer (22), Male Professor (21), and Female Assistant professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University are: Management, with 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

Endowment

$35.9M
2022 Endowment
14.9%
decline from 2021

Georgia Southwestern State University has an endowment valued at about $35.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Southwestern State University declined 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.2M
2022 Salaries
4.16%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a median of $19.2M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($51.1M) and a 4.16% 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

$8.63M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2022, Georgia Southwestern State University paid a total of $8.63M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 45% 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
34 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Professor with 34 employees, Lecturer with 31 employees, and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University were Management with 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Southwestern State University was Female Lecturer with 22 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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