Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,008
2% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$15,873
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.38%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
23.4%
31,497 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
29,376
69.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
85.3%
2,290 Graduates

About

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus were Mechanical Engineering (594 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (458 degrees), and Industrial Engineering (403 degrees).

In 2017, 6,676 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. 29.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,992 degrees), 3.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (972 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is $10,008, which is $-16,492 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is $10,008, which is $-16,492 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,873.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,008
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was $10,008. The cost of tuition at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is $-16,492 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,873
2017 Value
19%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,873. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus grew by 19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,394
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was of $12,394 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.67% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.38%
2016 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was 1.38%, which represents 33 out of the 2388 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus received 31,497 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.17% annual growth. Out of those 31,497 applicants, 7,369 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 23.4% acceptance rate.

There were 29,376 students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2017, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 38.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

23.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,369
Accepted Out of 31,497

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was 23.4% (7,369 admissions from 31,497 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 25.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.17%, while admissions declined by -6.34%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
1,409
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 29,376 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 20,483 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,893. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.1% White, 17.1% Asian, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 5.53% Black or African American, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.0408% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0408% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (30.2%), followed by White Female (18.9%) and Asian Male (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (22.5%), followed by White Female (8.22%) and Asian Male (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,376 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 20,483 and the part-time enrollment is 8,893. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2017 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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,954
  2. Asian
    5,017
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,676

The enrolled student population at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 44.1% White, 17.1% Asian, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 5.53% Black or African American, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.0408% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0408% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 589 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2688 fewer women than men received degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are white (2,992 degrees awarded). There were 3.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (972 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is Mechanical Engineering (594 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (458 degrees) and Industrial Engineering (403 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (3,693 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (212 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,250 degrees).

Workforce

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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Software developers (819,323 people), Other managers (480,334 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (347,225 people), Civil engineers (242,598 people), and Postsecondary teachers (215,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Engineering (3,693 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (212 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,250 degrees), Math & Statistics (125 degrees), and Physical Sciences (150 degrees).

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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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Engineering (3,693 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (212 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,250 degrees), Math & Statistics (125 degrees), and Physical Sciences (150 degrees).

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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 Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Computer Systems Design (937,805 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (579,812 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (430,631 people), Construction (318,639 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (263,952 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Engineering (3,693 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (212 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,250 degrees), Math & Statistics (125 degrees), and Physical Sciences (150 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 594 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 458 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 403 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was Mechanical Engineering with 594 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4,682
  2. 1,994

In 2017, 4,682 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is 2.35 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,994).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 864 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.3 times more than the 201 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 241 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.643 times less than the 375 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.568% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,992 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    972 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    371 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is white (2,992 degrees awarded). There were 3.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (972 degrees).

0.165% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    2,132 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    860 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    664 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is white male (2,132 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (860 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $1.99B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.5M (1.08%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $1.56B. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus employs 403 Professors, 260 Associate professors, and 166 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are Male Professors (333), Male Associate professors(192), and Male Assistant professors (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2319 employees, Management, with 958 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 689 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.99B
2017 Endowment
7.7%
growth from 2016

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $1.99B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus grew 7.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.7B higher 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. $545M - Federal
  2. $8.13M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus received $545M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.13M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$751M
2017 Salaries
6.68%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid a median of $751M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.56B) and a 6.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.273% decline from 2015 and a 5.82% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$132M
Instructional Salaries
1,014
Number of Employees

In 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid a total of $132M to 1,014 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
403 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2319 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus were Professor with 403 employees; Associate professor with 260 employees; and Associate professor with 166 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,319 employees; Management with 958 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 689 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus was Male Professor with 333 employees, Male Associate professor with 192 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 113 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

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