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


Rural, 645 acres

Enrollment, Fall 2015
Total Students  12,834
Undergraduate  10,753
Graduate  2,081
Full-time  73.6%
Part-time  26.4%
Female  64.9%
Male  35.1%

Degrees and Awards Conferred FY 2015
Total  2,275
Undergraduate  1,587
Graduate  675
Certificates  13

Admissions Statistics, Fall 2015
New Freshmen
Total Applicants  7,878
Percent Admitted  56.88%
Total Enrolled  2,410
Yield  53.78%
First Time, Full-time Freshmen
Average SAT Score  936
Average ACT Score  20
Average High School GPA  3.15

Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2015
45 U.S. States and Territories and 73 Countries, not including GA & the United States

Programs of Study, Fall 2015 (Degrees and Majors Authorized)
85 Total Programs
9 undergraduate degrees with 42 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 certificates

Top 5 Undergraduate Declared Majors, Fall 20151
1. Psychology (700 majors)
2. Mass Communications (580 majors)
3. Criminology (573 majors)
4. Biology (548 majors)
5. Management (355 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20151
1. Media (336 majors)
2. Professional Counseling (179 majors)
3. Teacher Education (175 majors)
4. Early Childhood Education (122 majors)
5. (Tie) Business Administration (95 majors)
5. (Tie) WebMBA (95 majors)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2015

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

Student Life, Fall 2015
13 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
10 Honors Societies
12 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
$175 million budgeted FY 2015

$27,206,365 FY 2015

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 
$2.57 million awarded FY 2015

Regional Economic Impact
$463.15 million FY 2014

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.