2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$15,830

Net Price

91%

Admitted

33%

Enrolled

54%

Graduation Rate

22/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Georgia Southern University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 27,076. In 2021, there were 375 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #10 in Georgia and ranks #581 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

375

Total Enrollment

27,076

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Georgia Southern University

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#10

Georgia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 46 schools that offer psychology degrees in Georgia, Georgia Southern University ranks #10.

#581

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Georgia Southern University ranks #581.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Georgia Southern University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology and School Psychology. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Clinical Psychology6
Counseling and Applied Psychology22176
General Psychology26916
School Psychology2217
Total Graduates269603412
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) – PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
  • Public Health (PHBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 18,541 students applied to the Georgia Southern University. The university admitted 91% and 33% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Georgia universities is 7,200. On average, all Georgia institutions admit 71% and 31% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Georgia Southern University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 72%. Compared to all Georgia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Georgia Southern University is 54%, compared to 45% for all Georgia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 53%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare GS to Georgia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Georgia Southern University to the average of all Georgia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

GS

18,541

Applicants

91%

Percent Admitted

33%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

GA Colleges

7,200

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

45%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,010 or 82% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 216 or 18% part-time faculty members employed at Georgia Southern University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 996 or 81%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

GS

22 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

82%

Percent Full-Time

18%

Percent Part-Time

81%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

GA Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Georgia Southern University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $4,371, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $4,986 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,114.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Georgia Southern University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Georgia Southern University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,012
On-Campus Living Expenses$5,882
Total Living Expenses$15,894
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$4,371
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$21,465
In-State, Graduate Tuition$4,986
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,114
Total Graduate Expenses$7,100
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Georgia Southern University is $15,830. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Georgia Southern University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$12,637$13,442
$30,001 – $48,000$13,653$13,996
$48,001 – $75,000$16,181$16,707
$75,001 – $110,000$18,056$18,800
$110,001 and more$18,472$19,092
US Department of Education

Compare Georgia Southern University to all Georgia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

GS

$21,465

Cost to Attend

$6,931

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,830

Net Price

GA Colleges

$30,998

Cost to Attend

$11,386

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,322

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 4,741 or 92%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 18,638 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,931.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid18,638$6,931
Pell Grants8,526$4,954
Federal Student Loans10,446$6,037
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Georgia Southern University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

GS

18,638

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

8,526

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

10,446

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

GA Colleges

5,172

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

2,296

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

2,285

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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