Student Demographics at a Glance

Fall 2018Statistics
SBA Headcount2,695
Enrolled full-time68.8%
Enrolled part-time31.2%
Average age24 years
American Indian0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.2%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of Policy, Planning, and Analysis

Curriculum at a Glance

Retention (First-time, Full-time Freshman)Fall 2017 Cohort
SBA Cohort 1-year institution retention rate66.4%
SBA Cohort 1-year degree program retention rate60.7%
GGC Cohort 1-year retention rate65.4%
Graduation (First-time, Full-time Freshman)Fall 2012 Cohort
SBA 6-year institution-specific graduation rate17.2%
GGC 6-year institution-specific graduation rate16.7%
SBA 6-year system-wide graduation rate33.8%
GGC 6-year system-wide graduation rate30.3%
  • Percent of fall 2018 credit hours taught by full-time faculty is 84%
  • SBA average class size for Fall 2018 is 33.
  • SBA program pass rates in all courses averages 85%.

SBA Faculty at a Glance

 Percent Full-time Faculty
Possess doctorate or other qualifying terminal degree93%
In the past 5 years, published 2 or more articles in peer reviewed journals83%
In the past 5 years, presented 1 or more refereed papers at an academic or professional conference89%

In addition to advising and mentoring, in Fall 2018, 74% of faculty have recorded defined student engagement activities. In 2018, the faculty have participated in 279 engagement activities (e.g., Grizzly Orientation, Commencement, Convocation, field trips, and other activities directly engaging with students).

Employment of SBA Alumni at a Glance

Employment CategoryPercentage
Unemployed by choice2%
Seeking employment3%
Alumni reporting annual income of $35,000 +86%
Alumni reporting annual income of $50,000 +53%


  • 100% of SBA faculty contributed to the most recent We are GGC annual campaign.
  • No. 10 top public school in the Southern region, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2019)
  • Most ethnically diverse Southern regional college, public or private, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2015-20)
  • Based on the most recent National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE), SBA faculty are rated for quality higher than their peers in the Southeast Public and Carnegie Classifications.
  • Also based on the most recent version of the NSSE, students would choose to attend GGC at the same rate as their peers in the Southeast Public and Carnegie Classifications.

For more information about GGC and the School of Business, visit GGC by the Numbers.