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Georgia Schools

Academia in Georgia is a thriving field. The trends in Georgia's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Georgia By Profession

1,812 1,783 1,726 1,660
331 508 633 738
4,167 4,304 4,573 4,649
3,503 3,537 3,635 3,682
3,556 3,638 3,768 3,904
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 14,633 higher education faculty at the 184 colleges and universities in Georgia, where in 2006 there were 13,369.

This shows a 10% increase in the number of higher institution faculty in Georgia.

Average faculty salaries in Georgia

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Georgia is $51,538 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. And male faculty in Georgia earn more than female faculty by 10%.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Georgia

No data at this time.

Of the 13,696 college faculty in Georgia, 43% are tenured. Another 28% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Georgia by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Georgia Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -1.18% 1.1% 3.91%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Georgia
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has grown in Georgia by 1% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has also grown by 1%. Thus, working full-time is becoming more popular in Georgia.

National Vs. Georgia Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -3.54% -7.32% 1%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Georgia
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Georgia

No data at this time.

In 2009 27% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. While as many as 20% of full-time faculty in Georgia identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Georgia

No data at this time.

National Vs. Georgia Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% -1.2% 1.5% 6.54%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Georgia
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Georgia's minority faculty has seen a 6% increase. National statistics are consistent with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Georgia by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Georgia by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Georgia Faculty Employment growth of men

0% -2.57% -4.17% -0.44%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Georgia
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has grown in Georgia, the percentage of women has also increased. National trends are consistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Georgia Faculty Employment growth of women

0% -1.6% 0% 6.58%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Georgia
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Georgia Faculty employment by Gender

National Georgia
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 45%
Women 55%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Georgia


As the number of higher education faculty in Georgia has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

There are currently 463,031 undergraduate students in the state and 64,224 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Georgia

12818 12786 13283 14434 13172
34303 34964 37593 38335 40214
1420 1549 2032 2578 3686
12671 11924 12956 14654 15695
28448 29495 31447 36648 40749
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Georgia


In Georgia, 32,624 students graduated from institutions of higher learning in 2009. Approximately 35% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 17% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Georgia


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Georgia.

Retention rates in Georgia

Returning Students 55%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Georgia, for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs, 55 students return to school the following year and 38 students eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Georgia

Graduation Students 38%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Georgia Students By Gender

National Georgia
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 39%
Women 61%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Georgia is diverse. Of the 527,255 students studying in Georgia's institutions of higher learning, 61% are female, and 40% are from an ethnic or racial minority. In the US, as a whole, 58% of the student population is female. And approximately 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority.

National Vs. Georgia Students Minorities

National Georgia
Minorities 29%
Minorities 40%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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  1. Georgia Business Schools135,112 Employed
  2. Georgia Teaching Schools125,095 Employed
  3. Georgia Business Administration Schools43,008 Employed
  4. Georgia Nursing Schools39,341 Employed
  5. Georgia Art Schools37,672 Employed
  6. Georgia Law Schools34,171 Employed
  7. Georgia Biology Schools34,136 Employed
  8. Georgia Music Schools30,158 Employed
  9. Georgia Psychology Schools30,058 Employed
  10. Georgia Liberal Arts Schools28,973 Employed
  11. Georgia Math Schools28,429 Employed
  12. Georgia Management Schools28,363 Employed
  13. Georgia English Schools28,235 Employed
  14. Georgia Engineering Schools27,163 Employed
  15. Georgia Educational Leadership Schools26,191 Employed
  16. Georgia Information Systems Schools23,860 Employed
  17. Georgia Public Health Schools23,404 Employed
  18. Georgia Finance Schools22,385 Employed
  19. Georgia MBA Schools20,693 Employed
  20. Georgia Criminal Justice Schools20,375 Employed
  21. Georgia Accounting Schools19,336 Employed
  22. Georgia Counseling Schools18,924 Employed
  23. Georgia Early Childhood Education Schools18,013 Employed
  24. Georgia Information Technology Schools17,879 Employed
  25. Georgia Forensic Nursing Schools16,975 Employed
  26. Georgia Special Education Schools16,967 Employed
  27. Georgia Chemistry Schools16,615 Employed
  28. Georgia Physics Schools16,129 Employed
  29. Georgia History Schools16,053 Employed
  30. Georgia Design Schools16,020 Employed
  31. Georgia Theology Schools15,354 Employed
  32. Georgia BSN Schools15,128 Employed
  33. Georgia RN to BSN Schools15,128 Employed
  34. Georgia Communications Schools13,697 Employed
  35. Georgia Political Science Schools13,454 Employed
  36. Georgia Computer Science Schools13,429 Employed
  37. Georgia Sociology Schools13,219 Employed
  38. Georgia Marketing Schools12,913 Employed
  39. Georgia Journalism Schools12,619 Employed
  40. Georgia Public Administration Schools12,220 Employed
  41. Georgia Drafting Schools11,437 Employed
  42. Georgia Health Science Schools11,177 Employed
  43. Georgia Visual Communications Schools10,595 Employed
  44. Georgia Human Services Schools10,291 Employed
  45. Georgia International Business Schools9,991 Employed
  46. Georgia Computer Networking Schools9,190 Employed
  47. Georgia Social Work Schools9,077 Employed
  48. Georgia Nutrition Schools8,962 Employed
  49. Georgia Property Management Schools7,963 Employed
  50. Georgia Veterinary Schools7,349 Employed
  51. Georgia Architecture Schools7,341 Employed
  52. Georgia Healthcare Administration Schools7,304 Employed
  53. Georgia Elementary Education Schools7,142 Employed
  54. Georgia Business Management Schools7,050 Employed
  55. Georgia Video Production Schools7,016 Employed
  56. Georgia Film Schools7,016 Employed
  57. Georgia Creative Writing Schools6,938 Employed
  58. Georgia Culinary Schools6,756 Employed
  59. Georgia School Psychology Schools6,571 Employed
  60. Georgia Radiology Technology Schools6,424 Employed
  61. Georgia Sports Management Schools6,419 Employed
  62. Georgia Biomedical Engineering Schools5,836 Employed
  63. Georgia Hospitality Schools5,515 Employed
  64. Georgia Risk Management Schools5,397 Employed
  65. Georgia Biochemistry Schools5,219 Employed
  66. Georgia Advertising Schools5,192 Employed
  67. Georgia Public Relations Schools5,192 Employed
  68. Georgia Surgical Technology Schools5,045 Employed
  69. Georgia Human Resources Schools4,944 Employed
  70. Georgia Respiratory Therapy Schools4,867 Employed
  71. Georgia Fashion Design Schools4,620 Employed
  72. Georgia Forestry Schools4,442 Employed
  73. Georgia Small Business Schools4,376 Employed
  74. Georgia Paralegal Schools4,152 Employed
  75. Georgia Dental Hygienist Schools4,104 Employed
  76. Georgia Computer Programming Schools4,075 Employed
  77. Georgia Fashion Schools3,996 Employed
  78. Georgia Fire Science Schools3,941 Employed
  79. Georgia Physical Therapy Schools3,916 Employed
  80. Georgia Medical Coding Schools3,867 Employed
  81. Georgia Gerontology Schools3,850 Employed
  82. Georgia Interior Design Schools3,754 Employed
  83. Georgia X Ray Technician Schools3,637 Employed
  84. Georgia Graphic Design Schools3,555 Employed
  85. Georgia Supply Chain Management Schools3,529 Employed
  86. Georgia Fashion Marketing Schools3,348 Employed
  87. Georgia Civil Engineering Schools3,221 Employed
  88. Georgia Computer Engineering Schools3,185 Employed
  89. Georgia Physician Assistant Schools3,132 Employed
  90. Georgia Carpentry Schools3,092 Employed
  91. Georgia Mechanical Engineering Schools3,084 Employed
  92. Georgia Speech Therapy Schools3,076 Employed
  93. Georgia Animation Schools3,005 Employed
  94. Georgia Web Design Schools2,999 Employed
  95. Georgia Video Game Design Schools2,929 Employed
  96. Georgia Sports Medicine Schools2,854 Employed
  97. Georgia Electrical Engineering Schools2,833 Employed
  98. Georgia Ministry Schools2,755 Employed
  99. Georgia Construction Management Schools2,682 Employed
  100. Georgia Fashion Merchandising Schools2,358 Employed
  101. Georgia Music Therapy Schools2,328 Employed
  102. Georgia Computer Animation Schools2,270 Employed
  103. Georgia Christian Counseling Schools1,926 Employed
  104. Georgia Organizational Psychology Schools1,820 Employed
  105. Georgia Health Information Schools1,757 Employed
  106. Georgia Industrial Design Schools1,710 Employed
  107. Georgia Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,551 Employed
  108. Georgia Healthcare Management Schools1,523 Employed
  109. Georgia Occupational Therapy Schools1,400 Employed
  110. Georgia Homeland Security Schools1,356 Employed
  111. Georgia Criminology Schools1,222 Employed
  112. Georgia Mental Health Schools1,123 Employed
  113. Georgia Web Development Schools1,092 Employed
  114. Georgia Medical Billing Schools998 Employed
  115. Georgia Sonography Schools992 Employed
  116. Georgia Ultrasound Technology Schools992 Employed
  117. Georgia Hotel Management Schools868 Employed
  118. Georgia Software Engineering Schools850 Employed
  119. Georgia Music Production Schools768 Employed
  120. Georgia Game Design Schools659 Employed
  121. Georgia Game Development Schools659 Employed
  122. Georgia Health Information Management Schools422 Employed
  123. Georgia Clinical Psychology Schools245 Employed
  124. Georgia Emergency Management Schools239 Employed
  125. Georgia Restaurant Management Schools222 Employed
  126. Georgia Court Reporter Schools47 Employed

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