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1906 as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a Level VI institution

Carnegie Classification
Master's Large


Rural, 645 acres

Enrollment, Fall 2014
Total Students  12,206
Undergraduate  10,249
Graduate  1,957
Full-time  75.0%
Part-time  25.0%
Female  64.5%
Male  35.5%

Degrees and Awards Conferred FY 2014
Total  2,358
Undergraduate  1,660
Graduate  678
Certificates  20

Admissions Statistics, Fall 2014
New Freshmen
Total Applicants  7,868
Percent Admitted  48.6%
Total Enrolled  2,231
Yield  58.3%
First Time, Full-time Freshmen
Average SAT Score  956
Average ACT Score  20
Average High School GPA  3.13

Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2014
44 U.S. States and Territories and 75 Countries, not including GA & the United States

Programs of Study, Fall 2014 (Degrees and Majors Authorized)
9 undergraduate degrees with 43 programs of study
9 graduate degrees with 24 programs of study
Education Specialist degree with 5 programs of study
4 doctoral degrees - Ed.D. with 3 programs of study, and Ph.D. in Psychology: Consciousness and Society
8 post-baccalaureate certificates and 2 post-master's certificates

Top 5 Undergraduate Declared Majors, Fall 20141
1. Biology (652 majors)
2. Mass Communications (550 majors)
3. Criminology (500 majors)
4. Psychology (473 majors)
5. Management (314 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20141
1. Media (292 majors)
2. Professional Counseling (192 majors)
3. Teacher Education (173 majors)
4. Business Administration (112 majors)
5. Special Education - General (106 majors)

Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2014

Full-time Faculty with Doctorate or Other Terminal Degree, Fall 2014

Student Life, Fall 2014
13 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
12 Honors Societies
18 Campus Based Religious Organizations
12 Sororities
13 Fraternities
Student Government Association
Student Activities Council
Leadership Programs
Over 150 student organizations including departmental, honorary, international/cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, social, and special interest organizations.

Financial Aid
$111 million from scholarships, grants, federal programs, and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students FY 2013

Operating Budget
$181.9 million budgeted FY 2014

$25,882,078 FY 2014

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 
$2.3 million awarded FY 2014

Regional Economic Impact
$456 million FY 2013

Rankings are as of census date and are based on the self-declared, primary major and excludes pre-majors, undeclared/undecided, and non-degree students.
2All faculty that hold administrative titles such as Dean, Assoc/Asst Dean, Chair, Director, Vice President, Assoc/Asst VP, Librarian, etc. are counted as part-time.

Disclaimer: It is important to note that the information on this web site may differ from data reported by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment to other federal, state, and regional agencies due to differences in reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and the timing of when the information was prepared.