Founded

1906 as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School

Accreditation

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

Identification Codes

IPEDS Code       141334
OPEID Code       001601

Control

Public

Campus

Rural, 645 acres

Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Students  13,520
Undergraduate  11,229
Graduate  2,291
Female  65.7%
Male  34.3%
Full-time  70.84%
Part-time  29.16%

Degrees and Awards Conferred FY 2017

Total  2,612
Baccalaureate  1,791
Post-baccalaureate Certificate  14
Education Specialist  218
Master  549
Post-master Certificate  1
Doctorate  39

Admissions Statistics, Fall 2017

First-Time in College, Full-Time Enrolled Freshman Cohort (IPEDS)   
    Total Students in Freshman Cohort  2179   
    Average SAT Score  974
    Average ACT Score  20
    Average High School GPA  3.18

Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2017

37 U.S. States and Territories and 72 Countries, not including GA & the U.S.

Programs of Study, Fall 2017 (Degrees and Majors Authorized)

88 Total Programs
    8 undergraduate degrees with 43 programs of study
    9 graduate degrees with 24 programs of study
    Education Specialist degree with 6 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 20171

  1. Biology (847 majors)
  2. Psychology  (686 majors)
  3. Management (615 majors)
  4. Early Childhood Education (610 majors)
  5. Mass Communications (606 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20171

  1. Media (391 majors)
  2. Early Childhood Education (213 majors)
  3. Teacher Education (151 majors)
  4. Professional Counseling (144 majors)
  5. Nursing (104 majors)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2016

  21:1

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

  75.94%

Student Life, Fall 2017

 13 Intercollegiate Athletics Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
   6 Honor Societies
  14 Campus Based Religious Organizations
  12 Sororities
  15 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

$130.1 million from scholarships, grants, federal programs, and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students FY 2016

Operating Budget

$204,297,971 budgeted for FY 2018

Endowment

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

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 

$1.61 million awarded FY 2017

Regional Economic Impact*

$564 million FY 2016

 

1Rankings are as of mid-term census date and are based on the self-declared, primary major. Excludes undeclared/undecided and non-degree students. Counts may have changed significantly from pervious years due to the Federal Requirement to eliminate "pre-majors" for undergraduate Title IV funding. In response to this mandatory change, some departments folded undergraduate "pre" majors into their regular major codes whereas other departments placed students in "undecided" major codes within their Colleges or areas.
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.
* Regional Economic Impact (REI) is calculated by the Carl Vinson Institute for Government as part of a University System of Georgia Initiative. REI is only available at the institutional level. The most recent report can be found here.

 Just the Facts

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.

Census Dates

  • USG Mid-Term

    USG Mid-Term

    Semester ADC Census I Date ADC I Due Date
    Summer July 8 July 15
    Fall October 7 October 14
    Spring February 22 March 3
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC Census I Date: July 8

      ADC I Due Date: July 15

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC Census I Date: October 7

      ADC I Due Date: October 14

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC Census I Date: February 22

      ADC I Due Date: March 3

     

  • USG End-Of-Term

    USG End-Of-Term

    Semester ADC II Census Date ADC II Due Date
    Summer August 6 August 13
    Fall December 20 January 7
    Spring May 12 May 21
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC II Census Date: August 6

      ADC II Due Date: August 13

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC II Census Date: December 20

      ADC II Due Date: January 7

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC II Census Date: May 12

      ADC II Due Date: May 21

     
  • USG Academic Data Collection Standard Census Dates