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Paine College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Paine College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Paine College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Paine College was awarded 38 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Paine College as #2,443 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Paine College also holds the #77 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Paine College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Paine College?

Acceptance Rate

Paine College has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 55% of students accepted to Paine College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 408 and 493. Math scores were between 368 and 483.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Paine College  ( 408 to 493 )

SAT Math Scores for Paine College  ( 368 to 483 )
Paine College received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 19.

ACT Composite Scores for Paine College  ( 15 to 19 )

Learn more about Paine College admissions.

Paine College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Paine College is an impressive 5 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Paine College is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Paine College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 18% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Paine College. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  18 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Paine College is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Paine College.

Paine College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 189 undergraduates at Paine College with 155 being full-time and 34 being part-time.

How Much Does Paine College Cost?

The overall average net price of Paine College is $13,072. 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 Paine College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,487 $13,372 $15,896 $18,480 $13,319

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 Paine 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 Paine College, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $10,663 a year. That adds up to $42,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Paine College is 28.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Paine College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Paine College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $28,200 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 29% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Paine College make the most money.

Location of Paine College

Located in Augusta, Georgia, Paine College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Augusta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Paine College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1235 15Th St, Augusta, GA 30901-3182
Phone: 706-821-8200

Paine College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 8 $25,194
General Psychology 5 NA
Sociology 5 NA
Communication & Media Studies 3 NA
History 3 NA
General English Literature 2 NA
General Biology 1 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 NA
Mathematics 0 NA
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Paine College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Paine 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 2019-2020, 189 students took at least one online class at Paine College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 189 189
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 93 8
2015-2016 196 10

Learn more about online learning at Paine College.

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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