Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,018
Graduate Enrollment: 691
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, small, primarily residential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.58%

Male/Female: 34% / 66% (2017)

First generation college students: 34.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 13.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2012)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,082
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 990 - 1170

2022 Median Admit ACT: 21
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 23

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 56.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 30.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 18.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 12.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 56.0%
Black: 30.2%
Hispanic: 6.9%
Asian: 1.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 2.7%
Non-resident alien: 2.2%
Unknown race: 0.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $19,456
In-State tuition: $5,464
Out-of-State tuition: $16,186

Estimated books and supplies: $1,240 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,492 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,072 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,492 (2022)

Average Family Income: $55,308 (2017)
Median Family Income: $35,857 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 38.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 40.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $18,851 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $200 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,214
$30k-48k $11,392
$48k-75k $14,074
$75k-110k $15,154
$110k+ $15,008

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 20%
6-year graduation rate: 34%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $18,851 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,300 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 55.4% (2015)
@3 year 57.6% (2017)
@5 year 65.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 35.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 36.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,993 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $46,264 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 19 $24,123 $190 $34,779 ($2,898)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 6
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 25 $26,000 $258
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 42 $27,125 $270 $23,219 ($1,935) $29,444 ($2,454)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 6
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 9
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 4
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 53 $24,250 $199 $65,893 ($5,491) $72,411 ($6,034)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 53 $410 $98,904 ($8,242)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 67 $26,450 $219 $47,290 ($3,941) $54,214 ($4,518)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 30 $206 $66,024 ($5,502)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 62 $30,000 $175 $45,175 ($3,765) $52,656 ($4,388)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 23 $41,580 $270 $48,414 ($4,035)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 10 $32,020 ($2,668)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 10
Master's Degree Computer Science. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Special Education and Teaching. 3
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 6
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 22 $51,585 ($4,299)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 41 $26,431 $236 $35,658 ($2,972) $39,988 ($3,332)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 67 $268 $55,202 ($4,600) $51,918 ($4,327)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 105
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 9 $26,615 ($2,218) $44,751 ($3,729)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 12
Bachelor's Degree History. 8


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $64,251
Full time faculty: 69%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $37,134,671 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $42,214,736 (2022)