1906 as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a Level VI institution
    Initially accredited: 1936
    Reaffirmed: 2014
    Next Reaffirmation: 2024

Carnegie Classification
    2015 classification -- R3 - Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

University System of Georgia Classification
    Comprehensive University




Rural, 645 acres

Enrollment, Fall 2016

Total Students  13,308
Undergraduate  11,155
Graduate  2,153
Full-time  72.72%
Part-time  27.28%
Female  65.6%
Male  34.4%

Degrees and Awards Conferred FY 2016

Total  2,442
Undergraduate  1,685
Graduate  740
Certificates  17

Admissions Statistics, Fall 2016

New Freshmen
    Total Applicants  8,131
    Percent Admitted  59.05%  
    Total Enrolled  2,434
    Yield  50.70%
First-Time, First-Year Freshmen
    Average SAT Score  954
    Average ACT Score  21
    Average High School GPA  3.15

Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2016

43 U.S. States and Territories and 74 Countries, not including GA & the United States

Programs of Study, Fall 2016 (Degrees and Majors Authorized)

87 Total Programs
    8 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
    9 post-baccalaureate certificates and 2 post-master certificates

Top 5 Undergraduate Declared Majors, Fall 20161

  1. Psychology (685 majors)
  2. Criminology  (599 majors)
  3. Mass Communications (587 majors)
  4. Biology (397 majors)
  5. Early Childhood Education (372 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20161

  1. Media (379 majors)
  2. Professional Counseling (176 majors)
  3. Early Childhood Education (161 majors)
  4. Teacher Education (154 majors)
  5. (Tie) Education Leadership (101 majors)
  5. (Tie) Nursing (101 majors)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2016


Full-time Faculty with Doctorate or Other Terminal Degree, Fall 20162


Student Life, Fall 2016

 13 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
  8 Honors Societies
  9 Campus Based Religious Organizations
  13 Sororities
  12 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

$123.6 million from scholarships, grants, federal programs, and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students FY 2015

Operating Budget

$191.64 million budgeted FY 2017


$27,919,873 FY 2016 (end of year)

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 

$2,155,989 million awarded FY 2016

Regional Economic Impact

$518 million FY 2015


1Rankings 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.

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