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So you're from Macon, GA?

Fortunately for you, Macon, GA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Macon College and University Demographics

There are a total of 235 degree and certificate programs offered at Macon's 6 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from computer software engineering to architectural drafting and architectural cad/cadd to clinical nurse specialist.

The top-ranked school in Macon is Mercer University, with a nationwide rank of 33rd in 2010. The school has approximately 8,072 students. The most popular course of study at Mercer University is Business.

Tuition

On average, colleges and universities in Macon schools charge students $11,238 per year in tuition fees. In Macon, tuition rates can vary from $30,560 per year to $1,863 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Mercer University, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Central Georgia Technical College.

Financial Aid

Macon college students received $34,507,882 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $33,658,824 of the total. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $11,667,084, which was given by Macon State College.

Macon Student Demographics

Macon schools had an enrollment of 23,692 students in 2010. This is 4% of the total number of Georgia college students. With 8,072 students, Mercer University had the highest total student enrollment in Macon. On the other hand, with only 71 students, Michael's School of Beauty had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Macon schools, 69 return to start their second year of college. The graduation rate for Macon schools is approximately 46%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Michael's School of Beauty has a graduation rate of 88%, while Macon State College has a graduation rate of 13%.

Diversity

Of the 23,692 students attending Macon schools, 69% are female. The ratio of Macon students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 51 to 100. For every 100 Macon college students, 53 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Michael's School of Beauty, with 92% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Macon.

Macon Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Macon colleges and universities employed a total of 2,877 faculty. 47% of faculty members at Macon schools were female. 46% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 10 for colleges and universities in Macon. Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Macon.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 4,190 $22,340 $25,000 13.6%
2
Registered Nurses 2,810 $57,670 $67,720 11.1%
3
Office Clerks, General 2,020 $23,050 $28,240 -4.7%
4
General and Operations Managers 1,370 $92,600 $113,100 -23.0%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,340 $30,090 $35,340 -2.2%
6
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,290 $46,270 $50,770 -8.5%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,190 $49,160 $54,330 80.3%
8
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,170 $20,200 $25,140 -32.8%
9
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,000 $28,140 $32,000 -41.5%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 930 $36,710 $39,890 -16.2%
11
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 890 $36,070 $41,360 -2.2%
12
Security Guards 750 $22,430 $26,870 -1.3%
13
Medical Secretaries 740 $28,140 $31,820 428.6%
14
Cooks, Restaurant 670 $19,320 $23,260 17.5%
15
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 660 $38,790 $45,860 -29.0%
16
Construction Laborers 660 $24,260 $33,590 -15.4%
17
Billing and Posting Clerks 590 $29,880 $33,270 -21.3%
18
Medical Assistants 490 $28,430 $29,760 4.3%
19
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $36,580 $38,200 -19.7%
20
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 480 n/a $55,620 -29.4%
21
Social and Human Service Assistants 480 $23,660 $30,100 60.0%
22
Accountants and Auditors 450 $64,620 $68,960 -13.5%
23
Home Health Aides 450 $18,140 $21,760 87.5%
24
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 450 $50,080 $54,880 -45.8%
25
Electricians 380 $39,030 $51,810 -26.9%
26
Cooks, Fast Food 360 $18,640 $18,540 -23.4%
27
Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $86,530 $93,670
28
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $51,120 $62,260 -23.8%
29
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $31,530 $43,850 29.2%
30
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $44,990 $52,790
31
Administrative Services Managers 270 $72,810 $84,390 42.1%
32
Chief Executives 260 $145,480 $173,350 -16.1%
33
Dental Hygienists 260 $53,010 $68,680
34
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 $27,450 $29,200 8.3%
35
Pharmacy Technicians 250 $24,870 $29,330 19.0%
36
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $19,230 $24,180 -57.1%
37
Instructional Coordinators 220 $54,980 $61,270 -18.5%
38
Sales Managers 220 $92,400 $114,110 -29.0%
39
Financial Managers 220 $91,230 $116,970 -15.4%
40
Real Estate Sales Agents 220 $47,590 $52,490 144.4%
41
Legal Secretaries 210 $31,420 $43,270 10.5%
42
Physical Therapists 200 $82,450 $77,990 122.2%
43
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 $53,300 $55,220 42.9%
44
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $39,180 $50,360 -51.2%
45
Lawyers 200 $90,240 $129,440 -23.1%
46
Management Analysts 190 $86,390 $87,260 -26.9%
47
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $31,620 $35,010
48
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $36,640 $49,640 5.9%
49
Carpenters 180 $34,480 $43,890 -14.3%
50
Healthcare Social Workers 170 $39,740 $49,200 41.7%