CONTINUED GROWTH

Georgia’s independent colleges meet workforce development needs. Last year, they awarded 14,905 degrees including associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. This represents a 8% growth in associate’s degrees, 2% growth in bachelor’s degrees, 27% growth in master’s degrees, and 23% growth in doctoral degrees since 2009-2010.

DEGREES CONFERRED AT GICA MEMBER INSTITUTIONS, 2009-2016

THE CHOICE FOR SUCCESS

1 in 8 undergraduate baccalaureate students in Georgia attend an independent, not-for-profit college

Graduation Rates at Georgia Four-Year Colleges
and Universities by Sector, 2014

 

Four-Year Completion

 

Six-Year Completion

 

Eight-Year Completion

GICA BY THE NUMBERS

Number of students enrolled in GICA institutions.

,000 +


Number of degrees awarded annually
(nearly 8,000 baccalaureate).


,905


Students enrolled in GICA member institutions graduate in a more timely manner. 47% of students at Georgia independent colleges graduate in four years, compared to 27% of students attending Georgia public colleges.

What does it cost to attend a GICA member college?
*Latest data available.

GICA Member Institution Enrollment FALL 2015 Attendance Status By Degree Type

  • Full-time Undergraduate - 87%
  • Part-time Undergraduate -13%
  • Full-time Graduate - 73%
  • Part-time Graduate - 27%

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded at 4-Year Georgia Institutions, 2015-2016

  • Non-GICA 4-year Institutions 87%
  • GICA 4-year Institutions 13%

ENROLLMENT
(as a percent of total state-wide enrollment)


  • Georgia Public 4-year Institutions - 83%
  • GICA 4-year Institutions - 17%

BACHELOR’S DEGREES CONFERRED
(as a percent of total degrees in the state)

AFFORDABLE

GICA institutions provide the majority of all grant aid given to students attending the state’s private colleges and universities.

 

Percent of students receiving aid

Average Institutional Grant Aid


$,431

Total institutional grant aid distributed to first-time, full-time students:


$112,750,493

  • Non-recipients
  • Recipients

Percent of undergraduates at GICA member colleges who apply for aid receive Pell Grants

SERVING DIVERSE NEEDS

Number of GICA member institutions to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to provide affordable private education to veterans


GICA institutions provide a diverse environment for their students.

Percentage of students from household earning less <$60k: 48%

  • < $60k
  • >$60k
adminStrength In Numbers