Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Georgia College & State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Georgia College & State University was awarded 109 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is web/multimedia management and webmaster.

Overall Quality

Georgia College is ranked #458 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Georgia College held the #497 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Georgia College is also ranked #5 out of 80 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Georgia College?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Georgia College & State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia College & State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% 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  86 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 Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,844 undergraduates at Georgia College with 5,364 being full-time and 480 being part-time.

How Much Does Georgia College & State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgia College is $19,691. 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 +
$13,092 $14,779 $19,140 $21,543 $22,443

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Georgia College, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,583 a year. That adds up to $26,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia College is 2.7%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Georgia College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Georgia College & State University

Located in Milledgeville, Georgia, Georgia College & State University is a public institution. Milledgeville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Georgia College & State University. Of these students, 1,315 received undergraduate degrees and 505 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
Health & Physical Education 124 $27,100
Marketing 110 $39,200
Nursing 108 $59,000
Business Administration & Management 105 $41,700
Child Development & Psychology 82 $28,900
Journalism 81 $37,400
Public Health 76 $28,300
General Biology 74 $27,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 60 $38,200
Information Technology 51 NA

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 2,007 students took at least one online class at Georgia College & State University. This is an increase from the 1,742 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,007 903
2017-2018 1,742 749
2016-2017 1,599 691
2015-2016 1,698 513
2013-2014 1,524 310

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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