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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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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