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Georgia Southern University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 17,349

Average annual cost of attendance: $16,480

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $23,250

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Georgia Southern University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $13,584

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,481

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $17,088

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,585

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $19,316


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Georgia Southern University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Georgia Southern University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 51%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 81%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $41,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 64%

Georgia Southern University Admissions

Georgia Southern University Acceptance Rate: 65%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 510 to 600

SAT Critical Reading: 520 to 590

SAT Writing: 480 to 570

ACT English: 21 to 26

ACT Math: 20 to 25

ACT Writing: 6 to 8

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Georgia Southern University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Georgia Southern University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 37%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 60%

Typical student debt: $23,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $247

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Majors at Georgia Southern University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Georgia Southern University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 6%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 18%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 6%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 4%
  • Education – 6%
  • Engineering – 6%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 2%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 5%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 6%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 3%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 8%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 9%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 6%
  • Social Sciences – 5%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Georgia Southern University, visit their website.

Georgia Southern University Diversity


Overall Composition at Georgia Southern University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Georgia Southern University full time:  92%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Georgia Southern University part time:  8%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Georgia Southern University:  8%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 26%

Hispanic: 5%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 1%

White: 62%

Georgia Southern University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 14.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.