Bainbridge College

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2,938 students
Public institution

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For more than 30 years Bainbridge College has provided higher education to the residents of southwest Georgia. The College is among the fastest growing in the State of Georgia, enjoying a 52 percent increase in enrollment since Fall 2001. The College continues to expand on its commitment to effective teaching and community enhancement. It has provided leadership for community, school, and civic activities and gained a reputation for academic excellence.
School Highlights:
Bainbridge College serves 2,938 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Bainbridge College is the only community colleges within Decatur County, GA.
The nearest community college is Tallahassee Community College (34.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bainbridge College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,938 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,938 students
1,287 students
Bainbridge College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,511 students
832 students
Bainbridge College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,427 students
1,021 students
Bainbridge College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bainbridge College sch enrollment Bainbridge College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Bainbridge College Asian (2006-2008)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Bainbridge College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Bainbridge College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Bainbridge College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Bainbridge College sch ethnicity Bainbridge College sta ethnicity
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. 0.53 0.45
Bainbridge College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,913 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,652 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,913 $5,890
Bainbridge College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,652 $10,050
Bainbridge College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

As one of 14 two-year colleges and 21 senior colleges and universities comprising the University System of Georgia, Bainbridge College fulfills a goal of the Board of Regents to increase the availability of higher education to citizens throughout the state. Bainbridge College takes pride in its integrated approach to education. The College offers associate of arts and applied science degrees, associate of science degrees, certificates in business and technical fields, noncredit continuing education courses, cooperative degree programs with Southwest Georgia Technical College and Albany Technical College, and off-campus offerings through Georgia Southwestern State University and Albany State University. BC's campus is located on 173 acres of land just inside the city limits on U.S. Highway 84 East. Its physical environment is one of rustic beauty, accentuated by stately pine and moss-draped oak trees. A lake adjoins the campus and further enhances the natural environment and beauty. The College is a community institution with no on-campus residence facilities. Students commute from the nearby towns of Attapulgus, Blakely, Brinson, Cairo, Camilla, Climax, Colquitt, Donalsonville, Iron City, Pelham, Thomasville, and Whigham. With the inclusion of Gadsden County to the College's service area, students from neighboring Florida communities also attend the College as in-state students. The Division of Technical Studies at Bainbridge College offers many options for career programs. These include specialized certificates, regular certificates, and applied science degrees. Additional programs are offered in conjunction with Southwest Georgia Technical College and Albany Technical College in business, health, service, and technology. The Technical Studies Division also offers several programs to area high school students including Tech Prep, Youth Apprenticeship, and PSO. Credit and noncredit course offerings are provided to local business and industry. Bainbridge College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Certificate degree levels.

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