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

$14,929

Net Price

81%

Admitted

22%

Enrolled

58%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Oglethorpe University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,446. In 2021, there were 28 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #17 in Georgia and ranks #631 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

28

Total Enrollment

1,446

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Oglethorpe University

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#17

Georgia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 46 schools that offer psychology degrees in Georgia, Oglethorpe University ranks #17.

#631

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Oglethorpe University ranks #631.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Oglethorpe University offers Biopsychology, Research Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Biopsychology9
Research Psychology15
Social Work4
Total Graduates28
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,277 students applied to the Oglethorpe University. The university admitted 81% and 22% 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 Oglethorpe University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 79%. Compared to all Georgia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Oglethorpe University is 58%, compared to 45% for all Georgia universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Oglethorpe 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.

OU

2,277

Applicants

81%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

58%

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 87 or 67% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 42 or 33% part-time faculty members employed at Oglethorpe University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 87 or 67%.

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.

OU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

67%

Percent Full-Time

33%

Percent Part-Time

67%

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 Oglethorpe University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $42,474, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$14,200
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,750
Total Living Expenses$16,950
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$42,474
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$60,624
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Oglethorpe University is $14,929. 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.

Compare Oglethorpe 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.

OU

$60,624

Cost to Attend

$31,846

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,929

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 418 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,388 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $31,846.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,388$31,846
Pell Grants510$5,332
Federal Student Loans1,016$5,987
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Oglethorpe 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.

OU

1,388

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

510

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

1,016

Federal Student Loans

35%

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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