Gordon State College

Tel: (678)359-5555
4,189 students
Public institution
The mission of the college is to provide a supportive and enriching environment in which to prepare students to continue their education in baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate and professional degree programs. Through a diverse faculty and staff, modern technology and a well-balanced variety of campus activities, Gordon students have the tools and experiences they need to succeed in higher education and beyond.
School Highlights
Gordon State College serves 4,189 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Gordon State College is the only community colleges within Lamar County, GA.
The nearest community college is Southern Crescent Technical College (16.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 151 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Gordon 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
Total Faculty 151 staff
61 staff
Gordon State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,189 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,189 students 1,315 students
Gordon State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Gordon State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,758 students
815 students
Gordon State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,431 students
1,061 students
Gordon State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Gordon State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Gordon State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Gordon State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Gordon State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Gordon State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Gordon State College More (2009-2013)
Gordon State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.54 0.70
Gordon State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,408 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,695 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,408 $5,590
Gordon State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,695 $10,086
Gordon State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 994 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
Gordon State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 45%
Gordon State College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 867
Gordon State College SAT Total (2011-2013)
SAT Reading 437
Gordon State College SAT Reading (2011-2013)
SAT Math 430
Gordon State College SAT Math (2011-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 53
Gordon State College ACT Total (2011-2013)
ACT Composite 18
Gordon State College ACT Composite (2011-2013)
ACT English 17
Gordon State College ACT English (2011-2013)
ACT Math 18
Gordon State College ACT Math (2011-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the small, rural town of Barnesville, in middle Georgia, Gordon College is a two-year, residential college offering its students more than 60 programs of study. Founded in 1852, Gordon College joined the University System of Georgia in 1972 as an associate level institution with a distinctive legacy of excellence in scholarship and service. With an enrollment of more than 3,400 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 25:1, Gordon offers an intimate academic setting where its students can receive the individualized attention that only a small college can provide. The College offers 70 associate of arts, associate of science, associate of science in nursing and associate of applied science degrees. A cooperative bachelor of science in nursing is offered with the Medical College of Georgia. Gordon College enrolls aprox. 3,400 students, about 600 of whom live in residence halls. Extracurricular activities include music and theatre productions, student art shows, movies, dances, clubs and intramural sports. Gordon competes in men's intercollegiate baseball, women's fast-pitch softball, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's tennis. Gordon College distinguishes itself by offering strong programs in general education, the fine arts, and health care education. Gordon is divided among four academic divisions -- (1) the Division of Business and Social Science, (2) the Division of Humanities, (3) the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and (4) the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,969 per year for in-state students and $6,303 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,315 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Georgia is The Art Institute of Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.