Gainesville State College

Public institution
Gainesville State College, a University System of Georgia two-year institution, was established in 1964. Serving Northeast Georgia, Gainesville State College is a non-residential and co-educational institution. The main campus, located six miles southwest of downtown Gainesville and 45 miles northeast of Atlanta, is easily accessible from I-985, Exit 16. The Oconee Campus is located on Bishop Farms Parkway in Watkinsville.
School Highlights:
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Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 52%.
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Gainesville State College is one of 2 community colleges within Hall County, GA.
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The nearest community college is Lanier Technical College (0.25 miles away).

School Overview

Gainesville State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 37% over five years.
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.53
Gainesville State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
SAT Total Avg. 1,425
Gainesville State College SAT Total (2010-2012)
SAT Reading 475
Gainesville State College SAT Reading (2010-2012)
SAT Math 485
Gainesville State College SAT Math (2010-2012)
SAT Writing 465
Gainesville State College SAT Writing (2010-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 20
Gainesville State College ACT Composite (2010-2012)
ACT English 19
Gainesville State College ACT English (2010-2012)
ACT Math 20
Gainesville State College ACT Math (2010-2012)
ACT Writing 7
Gainesville State College ACT Writing (2010-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Gainesville State College is a premier institution in the University System of Georgia. On our two campuses, Gainesville and Oconee, we provide a welcoming and nurturing environment that focuses on student success. In addition to our strong academic programs, the College provides a full array of extracurricular activities and opportunities for leadership development that lead to our students' personal and social development. Gainesville State College offers courses leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as several certificate programs. Ninety percent of Gainesville State College students are in programs that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. The 150 acre main campus consists of 12 buildings including its most recent addition, the Science, Engineering and Technology building that is considered to be one of the top ranked teaching facilities in the state. Recreational facilities include a rustic walking/exercise trail, biking trail, track, tennis courts and gymnasium with an Olympic-size pool and newly enhanced fitness center. Gainesville State College integrates academic with extracurricular activities to emphasize development of the "whole person." Students can enjoy the "total college experience" by participating in student activities, intramurals, clubs and organizations, bands, chorus, student publications, cultural affairs programs, personalities and speakers, fine arts offerings, extended orientation, and international-intercultural studies programs.

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  • Cleveland
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,667 per year for in-state students and $6,081 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,393 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.