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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,414 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
16,348 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
75.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,513 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Georgia State University is $6,846, which is $145 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,414, which is 312% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,038 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,573.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Georgia State University received 16,348 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17% annual growth. Out of those 16,348 applicants, 9,619 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.8% acceptance rate.

There were 32,237 students enrolled at Georgia State University in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Georgia State University has a total enrollment of 32,237 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia State University is 24,458 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,779. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at Georgia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.4% Black or African American, 28.8% White, 11.8% Asian, 8.98% Hispanic or Latino, 5.42% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (15.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (8.31%) and White Female (7.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.74%), followed by White Male (2.97%) and Black or African American Female (2.17%).

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In 2016, 1,491 more women than men graduated from Georgia State University. The majority of students graduating from Georgia State University are White. These 2,791 graduates mean that there were 1.16 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,414 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Georgia State University is General Psychology with 445 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 272 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 257 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Georgia State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 67 graduates, followed by Physical Sciences with 187 graduates and Legal with 218 graduates.


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Georgia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $184M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $723,172 (0.39%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Georgia State University had a total expenditure of $693M. Of that $693M, they spent $331M on salaries and $82.5M on benefits.

Georgia State University employs 327 Associate professors, 277 Assistant professors, and 255 Professors. Most academics at Georgia State University are Male Associate professors (177), Male Professors (174), and Female Associate professors (150).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 600 employees, Service, with 454 employees, and Management with 436 employees.



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