Armstrong State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,965
2.03% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,404
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
7.11%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
7,041
68.7% Full-Time

About

Armstrong State University is a higher education institution located in Chatham County, GA. In 2017, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Armstrong State University were Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (103 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (78 degrees).

In 2017, 1,439 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Armstrong State University. 73.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (884 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (338 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Armstrong State University is $3,965, which is $−20,031 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Armstrong State University is $3,965

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,404.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students attending Armstrong State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,965
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Armstrong State University was $3,965.

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Average Net Price

$12,404
2017 Value
34.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Armstrong State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,404. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Armstrong State University grew by 34.2%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Armstrong State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 64% 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.
7.11%
2015 Default Rate
148
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Armstrong State University was 7.11%, which represents 148 out of the 2081 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

Armstrong State University had a total enrollment of 7,041 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Armstrong State University is 4,835 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,206. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Armstrong State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Armstrong State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.3% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 3.38% Asian, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.256% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Armstrong State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Black or African American Female (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.8%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Black or African American Female (14.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Armstrong State University in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Armstrong State University is 4,835 and the part-time enrollment is 2,206. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Armstrong State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2017 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 Armstrong State University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Armstrong State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    3,896 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,850 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    554 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Armstrong State University is 55.3% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 3.38% Asian, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.256% 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, 13 students (0.185%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 677 more women than men received degrees from Armstrong State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Armstrong State University is white (884 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (338 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Armstrong State University is Registered Nursing (181 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (103 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (78 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Armstrong State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (272 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), and Biology (87 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Armstrong State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Armstrong State University in 2017 are Education (272 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), Biology (87 degrees), Health (523 degrees), and History (17 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Armstrong State University are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Armstrong State University are Education (272 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), Biology (87 degrees), Health (523 degrees), and History (17 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Armstrong State University are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Armstrong State University are Education (272 degrees awarded), English (42 degrees), Biology (87 degrees), Health (523 degrees), and History (17 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Armstrong State University.
Most Common (2017)
  1. 181 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Armstrong State University was Registered Nursing with 181 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

381
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
1,058
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 381 degrees were awarded to men at Armstrong State University, which is 0.36 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,058).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Armstrong State University in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 0.561 times less than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Armstrong State University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.97 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (49%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Armstrong State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (49% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    884 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    338 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Armstrong State University is white (884 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (338 degrees).

0.486% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. White Female
    640 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    275 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    244 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Armstrong State University is white female (640 degrees awarded). There were 2.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (275 degrees).

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Operations

Armstrong State University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 258k (1.95%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Armstrong State University had a total salary expenditure of 99.8M. Armstrong State University employs 86 Assistant professors, 68 Associate professors and 54 Lecturers. Most academics at Armstrong State University are Female Assistant professor (55), Female Lecturer (36), and Male Associate professor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Armstrong State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, Management, with 72 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

Endowment

$13.2M
2017 Endowment
16.2%
growth from 2016

Armstrong State University has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Armstrong State University grew 16.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.3M - Federal
  2. $157k - State
  3. $121k - Local

As of 2017, Armstrong State University received $2.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $157k from state grants and contracts, and $121k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$44M
2017 Salaries
4.66%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Armstrong State University paid a median of $44M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($99.8M) and a 4.66% growth 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

$18.3M
Instructional Salaries
289
Number of Employees

In 2017, Armstrong State University paid a total of $18.3M to 289 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% 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
86 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
111 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Armstrong State University were Assistant professor with 86 employees, Associate professor with 68 employees, and Lecturer with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Armstrong State University were Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees, Management with 72 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Armstrong State University was Female Assistant professor with 55 employees, Female Lecturer with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

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