Gordon State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,563
2022 Average Net Price
$8,185
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.92%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.3%
2,021 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,135
55.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
17%
16 Graduates

About

Gordon State College is a higher education institution located in Lamar County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Gordon State College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (83 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees), and Registered Nursing (40 degrees).

In 2022, 502 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gordon State College. 76.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (286 degrees), 1.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (167 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gordon State College is $2,563, which is $−9,401 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Gordon State College is $2,563, which is $−9,401 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,185.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Gordon State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,563
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Gordon State College was $2,563. The cost of tuition at Gordon State College is $−9,401 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$8,185
2022 Value
2.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Gordon State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,185. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Gordon State College grew by 2.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,744
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gordon State College was of $7,744 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.73% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.746% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Gordon State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.17% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.92%
2019 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Gordon State College was 3.92%, which represents 49 out of the 1249 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gordon State College received 2,021 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 56.1% annual growth. Out of those 2,021 applicants, 1,886 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,135 students enrolled at Gordon State College in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gordon State College has an overall enrollment yield of 45.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,886
Accepted Out of 2,021

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gordon State College was 93.3% (1,886 admissions from 2,021 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 56.1%, while admissions grew by 66.2%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
8
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at Gordon State College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gordon State College had a total enrollment of 3,135 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Gordon State College is 1,732 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,403. This means that 55.2% of students enrolled at Gordon State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gordon State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 37.4% Black or African American, 5.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.86% Two or More Races, 0.766% Asian, and 0.0638% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gordon State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.8%) and Black or African American Male (19.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gordon State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,135 students. The full-time enrollment at Gordon State College is 1,732 and the part-time enrollment is 1,403. This means that 55.2% of students enrolled at Gordon State College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Gordon State College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Gordon State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,615 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,172 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    161 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Gordon State College is 51.5% White, 37.4% Black or African American, 5.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.86% Two or More Races, 0.766% Asian, and 0.0638% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 30 students (0.957%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 270 more women than men received degrees from Gordon State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gordon State College is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (167 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Gordon State College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees) and Registered Nursing (40 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Gordon State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), and Psychology (34 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Physicians (444,258 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (289,751 people), Other managers (272,126 people), Social workers, all other (260,581 people), and Postsecondary teachers (206,144 people).

The most specialized majors at Gordon State College in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Elementary & secondary schools (780,924 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (690,085 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,688 people), Outpatient care centers (289,669 people), and Offices of physicians (246,689 people).

The most specialized majors at Gordon State College are Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gordon State College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 83 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Gordon State College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 83 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

116
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
386
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon State College, which is 0.301 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (386).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon State College in Registered Nursing, which is 12.8 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Gordon State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (21.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Gordon State College is Female and White (21.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    286 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    167 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gordon State College is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (167 degrees).

0.797% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    119 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gordon State College is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (119 degrees).

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Operations

Gordon State College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.25M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.88%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Gordon State College had a total salary expenditure of 42.4M. Gordon State College employs 40 Professors, 16 Associate professors and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at Gordon State College are Male Professor (23), Female Professor (17), and Female Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Endowment

$4.25M
2022 Endowment
13.9%
decline from 2021

Gordon State College has an endowment valued at about $4.25M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Gordon State College declined 13.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.42M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.8M
2022 Salaries
1.85%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Gordon State College paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, which represents 32.7% of their overall expenditure ($42.4M) and a 1.85% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.58M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2022, Gordon State College paid a total of $5.58M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gordon State College were Professor with 40 employees, Associate professor with 16 employees, and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon State College were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees, Management with 28 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gordon State College was Male Professor with 23 employees, Female Professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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