Georgia State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,158
2022 Average Net Price
$17,589
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.8%
26,050 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
36,516
74% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.8%
2,103 Graduates

About

Georgia State University is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Georgia State University were General Psychology (448 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (375 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (374 degrees).

In 2022, 8,351 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia State University. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (2,858 degrees), 1.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2,271 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $7,158, which is $−22,992 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $7,158, which is $−22,992 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,589.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending Georgia State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,158
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Georgia State University was $7,158. The cost of tuition at Georgia State University is $−22,992 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,589
2022 Value
2.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Georgia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,589. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Georgia State University grew by 2.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,864
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia State University was of $13,864 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.32% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Georgia State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.36%
2019 Default Rate
286
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia State University was 2.36%, which represents 286 out of the 12143 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Georgia State University received 26,050 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 31.9% annual growth. Out of those 26,050 applicants, 17,396 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.8% acceptance rate.

There were 36,516 students enrolled at Georgia State University in 2022. 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
17,396
Accepted Out of 26,050

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia State University was 66.8% (17,396 admissions from 26,050 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 100%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 31.9%, while admissions declined by −11.9%..

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3,224
Scores Submitted (2022)

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

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Enrollment

Georgia State University had a total enrollment of 36,516 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 27,020 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,496. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39% Black or African American, 21.4% White, 13.9% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.99% Two or More Races, 0.0931% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0575% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (26.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (14%) and White Female (9.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.8%) and White Male (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 27,020 and the part-time enrollment is 9,496. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 State University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Georgia 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. Black or African American
    14,256 enrolled students
  2. White
    7,830 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    5,062 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University is 39% Black or African American, 21.4% White, 13.9% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.99% Two or More Races, 0.0931% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0575% 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, 221 students (0.605%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,053 more women than men received degrees from Georgia State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia State University is black or african american (2,858 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2271 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia State University is General Psychology (448 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (375 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (374 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (215 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (128 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (437 degrees).

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 Georgia State University are Software developers (592,020 people), Other managers (206,505 people), Postsecondary teachers (132,266 people), Computer occupations, all other (128,464 people), and Computer & information systems managers (122,918 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University in 2022 are Physical Sciences (215 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (128 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (437 degrees), Legal (236 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (887 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 State University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Physical Sciences (215 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (128 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (437 degrees), Legal (236 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (887 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 State University are Computer Systems Design (641,349 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,843 people), Elementary & secondary schools (281,277 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (219,355 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (122,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia State University are Physical Sciences (215 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (128 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (437 degrees), Legal (236 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (887 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 State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 448 degrees awarded
  2. 375 degrees awarded
  3. 374 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia State University was General Psychology with 448 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,149
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,202
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,149 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,202).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 307 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University in Computer Science, which is 2.58 times more than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia State University in General Psychology, which is 4.48 times more than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Georgia State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Georgia State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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, 0.713% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,858 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,271 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia State University is black or african american (2,858 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2271 degrees).

0.635% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    1,966 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,329 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    942 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgia State University is black or african american female (1,966 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1329 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $220M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.375%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Georgia State University had a total salary expenditure of 1.01B. Georgia State University employs 306 Professors, 301 Associate professors and 249 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia State University are Male Professor (196), Male Associate professor (153), and Female Associate professor (148).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 664 employees, Management, with 624 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 597 employees.

Endowment

$220M
2022 Endowment
9.01%
decline from 2021

Georgia State University has an endowment valued at about $220M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia State University declined 9.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $153M lower 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. $98M - Federal
  2. $9.1M - State
  3. $841k - Local

As of 2022, Georgia State University received $98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.1M from state grants and contracts, and $841k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$419M
2022 Salaries
4.64%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Georgia State University paid a median of $419M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($1.01B) and a 4.64% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$130M
Instructional Salaries
1,289
Number of Employees

In 2022, Georgia State University paid a total of $130M to 1,289 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% 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
306 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
664 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia State University were Professor with 306 employees, Associate professor with 301 employees, and Assistant professor with 249 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 664 employees, Management with 624 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 597 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia State University was Male Professor with 196 employees, Male Associate professor with 153 employees, and Female Associate professor with 148 employees.

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

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