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So you're from Valdosta, GA?

Fortunately for you, Valdosta, 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!


 

Valdosta College and University Demographics

There are a total of 166 degree and certificate programs offered at Valdosta's 3 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from interior design to dental services and allied professions, other to heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician.

The top-ranked school in Valdosta is Valdosta State University, with a nationwide rank of 40th in 2010. The school has approximately 12,391 students. Education is the most popular course of study at Valdosta State University.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Valdosta schools is $4,265 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Valdosta, compare the tuition at Valdosta State University, which charges students $5,406 per year, to the tuition at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, which charges students $2,528 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Valdosta college students received $25,053,373 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $24,048,939 of the total. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Valdosta was Valdosta State University, which gave students $10,404,327 in institutional financial aid.

Valdosta Student Demographics

Approximately 3% of Georgia students were enrolled in Valdosta colleges in 2010. That is 17,089 students. Valdosta State University had the most number of students of any college in Valdosta, with 12,391 students. Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus, with 1,113 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 63% of students who enroll as first year students at Valdosta schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Valdosta schools is approximately 31%. Valdosta State University has the highest graduation rate in Valdosta, with 43% of students graduating. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has the lowest rate, with 25% graduating.

Diversity

Of the 17,089 students attending Valdosta schools, 62% are female. 67% of Valdosta college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 Valdosta college students, 36 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus had the highest percentage of diverse students in Valdosta, with 46% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Valdosta Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Valdosta colleges and universities employed a total of 1,016 faculty. 47% of faculty members at Valdosta schools were female. 56% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 20 for colleges and universities in Valdosta. 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 Valdosta.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
2 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
1 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
3 miles from location Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus Valdosta GA 12.6052 n/a 1,113
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Valdosta, GA to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 2,460 $20,900 $25,000 -5.4%
2
Registered Nurses+ 980 $53,270 $67,720 3.2%
3
Office Clerks, General+ 970 $21,590 $28,240 12.8%
4
General and Operations Managers+ 790 $77,560 $113,100 9.7%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 710 $30,060 $35,340 -12.3%
6
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 700 $34,580 $39,890 62.8%
7
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 660 $50,400 $54,880 65.0%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 620 $48,980 $54,330
9
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 600 $24,240 $32,000 -46.4%
10
Cooks, Fast Food+ 550 $17,350 $18,540 103.7%
11
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 500 $19,870 $25,140 -37.5%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 490 $42,510 $50,770 -26.9%
13
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 420 $31,160 $41,360 -6.7%
14
Construction Laborers+ 380 $25,800 $33,590 -5.0%
15
Cooks, Restaurant+ 360 $18,820 $23,260 9.1%
16
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 300 $33,010 $55,620 15.4%
17
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 270 $32,530 $38,200 -41.3%
18
Medical Secretaries+ 260 $26,840 $31,820
19
Medical Assistants+ 220 $24,010 $29,760
20
Accountants and Auditors+ 220 $59,740 $68,960 -54.2%
21
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 220 $34,810 $45,860 -35.3%
22
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 200 $54,510 $62,260 -31.0%
23
Electricians+ 200 $35,950 $51,810
24
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 190 $30,100 $33,270 -17.4%
25
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 190 $34,170 $42,250 18.8%
26
Home Health Aides+ 180 $19,180 $21,760 200.0%
27
Pharmacy Technicians+ 170 $25,730 $29,330 41.7%
28
Chief Executives+ 160 $135,880 $173,350 77.8%
29
Carpenters+ 160 $29,680 $43,890 -33.3%
30
Security Guards+ 150 $23,900 $26,870 -50.0%
31
Instructional Coordinators+ 140 $58,650 $61,270
32
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 130 $84,300 $89,990
33
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education+ 130 $50,590 $51,550 44.4%
34
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 120 $21,230 $26,510 140.0%
35
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 120 $33,470 $50,360 -7.7%
36
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 120 $21,970 $30,100 9.1%
37
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 120 $49,230 $55,220
38
Dental Assistants+ 120 $25,820 $34,140
39
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary+ 110 $46,430 $52,790
40
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 110 $63,020 $93,670 120.0%
41
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians+ 110 $24,860 $38,190 37.5%
42
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 110 $34,160 $43,850 -8.3%
43
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 100 $51,240 $55,970 100.0%
44
Loan Officers+ 100 $58,950 $65,900
45
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 100 $31,500 $29,200 25.0%
46
Dental Hygienists+ 90 $53,800 $68,680
47
Speech-Language Pathologists+ 80 $66,160 $69,880
48
Real Estate Sales Agents+ 80 $29,600 $52,490
49
Financial Managers+ 80 $82,380 $116,970 -55.6%
50
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers+ 80 $41,400 $57,510