Oglethorpe University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,710
2.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,094
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
71%
2,816 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,491
94.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.5%
187 Graduates

About

Oglethorpe University is a higher education institution located in DeKalb County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Oglethorpe University were General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (43 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2022, 265 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oglethorpe University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (120 degrees), 2.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oglethorpe University is $43,710, which is $15,380 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Oglethorpe University is $43,710, which is $15,380 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,094.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Oglethorpe University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$43,710
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Oglethorpe University was $43,710. The cost of tuition at Oglethorpe University is $15,380 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,094
2022 Value
34.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Oglethorpe University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,094. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Oglethorpe University grew by 34.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,200
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oglethorpe University was of $14,200 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Oglethorpe University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.18%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Oglethorpe University was 3.18%, which represents 9 out of the 283 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Oglethorpe University received 2,816 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,816 applicants, 1,999 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 1,491 students enrolled at Oglethorpe University in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oglethorpe University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,999
Accepted Out of 2,816

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oglethorpe University was 71% (1,999 admissions from 2,816 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23.7%, while admissions grew by 8%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
79
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at Oglethorpe University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oglethorpe University had a total enrollment of 1,491 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Oglethorpe University is 1,410 students and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Oglethorpe University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oglethorpe University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.4% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 22.1% Black or African American, 3.89% Asian, 3.89% Two or More Races, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oglethorpe University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.6%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oglethorpe University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,491 students. The full-time enrollment at Oglethorpe University is 1,410 and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Oglethorpe University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Oglethorpe University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Oglethorpe University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    573 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    335 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    330 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Oglethorpe University is 38.4% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 22.1% Black or African American, 3.89% Asian, 3.89% Two or More Races, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% 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 Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 32 students (2.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 47 more women than men received degrees from Oglethorpe University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Oglethorpe University is white (120 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oglethorpe University is General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (43 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Oglethorpe University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Biology (43 degrees), and History (6 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 Oglethorpe University are Physicians (495,882 people), Other managers (245,980 people), Postsecondary teachers (244,563 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (201,177 people), and Other Physical Scientists (170,573 people).

The most specialized majors at Oglethorpe University in 2022 are Physical Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Biology (43 degrees), History (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (22 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Oglethorpe University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Oglethorpe University are Physical Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Biology (43 degrees), History (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (22 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Oglethorpe University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (615,470 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (527,688 people), Elementary & secondary schools (495,982 people), Offices of physicians (248,507 people), and Scientific research & development services (211,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Oglethorpe University are Physical Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Biology (43 degrees), History (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (22 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Oglethorpe University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oglethorpe University was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

109
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
156
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Oglethorpe University, which is 0.699 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (156).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Oglethorpe University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Oglethorpe University in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.3 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Oglethorpe University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Oglethorpe University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 9.63% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Oglethorpe University is white (120 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

3.02% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    68 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    52 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Oglethorpe University is white female (68 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (52 degrees).

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Operations

Oglethorpe University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.77%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Oglethorpe University had a total salary expenditure of 38.1M. Oglethorpe University employs 29 Assistant professors, 28 Lecturers and 18 Professors. Most academics at Oglethorpe University are Female Assistant professor (19), Male Lecturer (16), and Female Lecturer (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oglethorpe University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Endowment

$41.5M
2022 Endowment
9.98%
decline from 2021

Oglethorpe University has an endowment valued at about $41.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Oglethorpe University declined 9.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.74M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.2M
2022 Salaries
19.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Oglethorpe University paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($38.1M) and a 19.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.17M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2022, Oglethorpe University paid a total of $6.17M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oglethorpe University were Assistant professor with 29 employees, Lecturer with 28 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oglethorpe University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees, Management with 29 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oglethorpe University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Lecturer with 16 employees, and Female Lecturer with 12 employees.

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