Student Demographics at a Glance

Fall 2019Statistics
SBA Headcount2,690
Enrolled full-time70.3%
Enrolled part-time29.7%
Average age23 years
American Indian0.2%
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 2018 Cohort
SBA Cohort 1-year institution retention rate60.5%
SBA Cohort 1-year degree program retention rate53.7%
GGC Cohort 1-year retention rate67.3%
Graduation (First-time, Full-time Freshman)Fall 2013 Cohort
SBA 6-year institution-specific graduation rate21.7%
GGC 6-year institution-specific graduation rate21.4%
SBA 6-year system-wide graduation rate41.2%
GGC 6-year system-wide graduation rate37.0%
  • Percent of fall 2019 credit hours taught by full-time faculty is 84%
  • SBA average class size for Fall 2019 is 31.
  • SBA program pass rates in all courses averages 86%.

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 journals80%
In the past 5 years, presented 1 or more refereed papers at an academic or professional conference88%

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 choice2.4%
Seeking employment3.0%
Alumni reporting annual income of $35,000 +86.5%
Alumni reporting annual income of $50,000 +52.2%


  • 94% of SBA faculty contributed to the most recent We are GGC annual campaign.
  • Most ethnically diverse Southern regional college, public or private, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2015-21)
  • No. 4 most innovative Southern regional college, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2021)
  • No. 20 top public Southern regional college, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2021)
  • Based on the 2019 National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE), students rated the School of Business higher in the following areas in ALL peer categories:
    • their faculty,
    • their entire GGC educational experience, and
    • that they would return to GGC for their entire educational experience, if they started college over.

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