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Georgia College & State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Georgia College & State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Georgia College & State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Georgia College & State University was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Georgia College is ranked #542 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Georgia College held the #584 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Georgia College also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Georgia College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Georgia College & State University is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Georgia College is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to Georgia College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia College & State University  ( 560 to 640 )
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SAT Math Scores for Georgia College & State University  ( 540 to 620 )
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Georgia College received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgia College & State University  ( 23 to 27 )
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Georgia College & State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Georgia College & State University, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Georgia College & State University is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia College & State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Georgia College & State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Georgia College for first-time, full-time students is 39%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100
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Georgia College & State University Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,987 undergraduates at Georgia College with 5,442 being full-time and 545 being part-time.

Georgia College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 16.85 out of 100, Georgia College is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  16.85 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgia College & State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgia College is $19,686. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Georgia College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,973 $16,928 $19,465 $21,117 $21,382

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Georgia College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Georgia College, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,865 a year. That adds up to $27,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia College is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Georgia College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Georgia College make about $40,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University is a public institution situated in Milledgeville, Georgia. Milledgeville is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Georgia College & State University

Contact details for Georgia College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 231 W Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 800-342-0471
Website: www.gcsu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gacollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/georgiacollege

Georgia College & State University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 41 majors graduated from Georgia College & State University. Of these students, 1,231 received undergraduate degrees and 356 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Marketing 114 $39,200
Business Administration & Management 112 $41,700
Nursing 101 $59,000
Health & Physical Education 97 $27,100
General Biology 71 $27,200
Child Development & Psychology 68 $28,900
Journalism 63 $37,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 $38,200
Public Health 50 $28,300
Accounting 49 $44,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Georgia College & State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Georgia College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,742 students took at least one online class at Georgia College & State University. This is an increase from the 1,599 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,742 749
2016-2017 1,599 691
2015-2016 1,698 513
2014-2015 1,833 415
2013-2014 1,524 310

Learn more about online learning at Georgia College & State University.

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