Savannah State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
2022 Average Net Price
$9,452
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,945
82.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.2%
350 Graduates

About

Savannah State University is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Savannah State University were General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (41 degrees), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (34 degrees).

In 2022, 574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Savannah State University. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (461 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Savannah State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Savannah State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,452.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Savannah State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Savannah State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Savannah State University is $−19,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,452
2022 Value
4.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Savannah State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,452. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Savannah State University grew by 4.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,762
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Savannah State University was of $7,762 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Savannah State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.4% with respect to 2021, when 89% 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.
5.53%
2019 Default Rate
96
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Savannah State University was 5.53%, which represents 96 out of the 1737 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Savannah State University had a total enrollment of 2,945 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Savannah State University is 2,437 students and the part-time enrollment is 508. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Savannah State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Savannah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.6% Black or African American, 5.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% White, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0679% Asian, and 0.034% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Savannah State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (52.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.3%) and White Female (7.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Savannah State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,945 students. The full-time enrollment at Savannah State University is 2,437 and the part-time enrollment is 508. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Savannah State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Savannah State University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Savannah State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,492 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    162 enrolled students
  3. White
    112 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Savannah State University is 84.6% Black or African American, 5.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% White, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0679% Asian, and 0.034% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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 (1.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 180 more women than men received degrees from Savannah State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Savannah State University is black or african american (461 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Savannah State University is General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (41 degrees) and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Savannah State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Protective Services (57 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 Savannah State University are Physicians (420,824 people), Other managers (223,331 people), Social workers, all other (187,471 people), Police officers (146,750 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (141,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), Biology (73 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (30 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 Savannah State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Savannah State University are Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), Biology (73 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Savannah State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (594,346 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (377,190 people), Elementary & secondary schools (372,711 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (351,010 people), and Offices of physicians (218,822 people).

The most specialized majors at Savannah State University are Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), Biology (73 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (30 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 Savannah State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 68 degrees awarded
  2. 41 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Savannah State University was General Business Administration & Management with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

197
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
377
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 197 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah State University, which is 0.523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.659 times less than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Savannah State University in Social Work, which is 7 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Savannah State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (34.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Savannah State University is Female and Two or More Races (34.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.14% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    461 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded
  3. White
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Savannah State University is black or african american (461 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

1.22% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    309 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Savannah State University is black or african american female (309 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (152 degrees).

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Operations

Savannah State University has an endowment valued at nearly $12M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Savannah State University had a total salary expenditure of 94M. Savannah State University employs 45 Assistant professors, 34 Associate professors and 26 Professors. Most academics at Savannah State University are Male Assistant professor (26), Male Professor (21), and Female Assistant professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 54 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

Endowment

$12M
2022 Endowment
8.9%
decline from 2021

Savannah State University has an endowment valued at about $12M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Savannah State University declined 8.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $11.2M - Federal
  2. $71.1k - State
  3. $484k - Local

As of 2022, Savannah State University received $11.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $71.1k from state grants and contracts, and $484k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.1M
2022 Salaries
22.8%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Savannah State University paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 25.7% of their overall expenditure ($94M) and a 22.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.75M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2022, Savannah State University paid a total of $9.75M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Savannah State University were Assistant professor with 45 employees, Associate professor with 34 employees, and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Savannah State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees, Management with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Savannah State University was Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Savannah State University.

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