South Georgia State College - Waycross

2001 S Georgia Pky, Waycross
GA, 31503-0110
Tel: (912)449-7600
833 students
Public institution
South Georgia State College (SGSC) was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on January 8, 2013, from the consolidation of Waycross College and South Georgia College in Douglas. The College, is a student-centered institution of higher education committed to instructional excellence. The college provides accessible, affordable, high quality educational opportunities for all southeast Georgians in a diverse and dynamic campus environment through a comprehensive range of programs and services.
School Highlights:
South Georgia State College - Waycross serves 833 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
South Georgia State College - Waycross is one of 2 community colleges within Ware County, GA.
The nearest community college is Okefenokee Technical College (0.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South Georgia State College - Waycross Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 833 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
833 students
1,283 students
South Georgia State College - Waycross Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
389 students
832 students
# Part-Time Students 444 students
1,020 students
South Georgia State College - Waycross Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
South Georgia State College - Waycross Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
South Georgia State College - Waycross Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
20%
12%
% White
78%
66%
South Georgia State College - Waycross White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
South Georgia State College - Waycross More (2010-2011)
South Georgia State College - Waycross sch ethnicity South Georgia State College - Waycross 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. 0.35 0.45
South Georgia State College - Waycross Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,730 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,370 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,730 $5,940
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,370 $10,075
South Georgia State College - Waycross Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College, a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, exists to provide programs of higher education for citizens of the immediate and surrounding communities. The College's philosophy is to provide opportunities for those who need special preparation for regular college-level courses, while giving well-prepared students immediate access to transfer courses that can be applied toward advanced study appropriate to their academic goals. Waycross College is located on South Georgia Parkway at Augusta Avenue in Ware County, Georgia, within the city limits of Waycross. The campus is located on a tract of approximately 150 acres of beautifully wooded land which includes two small lakes, a parcourse, and an attractive, convenient area to be developed for recreational use, including an outdoor amphitheater and an outdoor classroom area. The campus abounds with flora native to Southeast Georgia, including an abundance of wild flowers, palmetto palms, slash pines, and other attractive plants and trees. Our newest addition to the College campus is the James M. Dye Student Services Building which houses the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Records, Student Services, the Bookstore, the Swamp Fox Cafe, the Game Room and the President's Dining Room. The College attempts to provide a wide range of enjoyable and satisfying experiences calculated to contribute to one's intellectual objectives and personal interests and aptitudes. Concerts, recitals, special lectures, independent study, meaningful physical activities, club activities, social events, cultural exhibits, and intercollegiate athletics are provided on a regular basis. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Science Degree, and the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Waycross College has been approved to offer College Athletics. The first sport will be men's basketball which will begin in the Fall of 2009. The second sport will be Women's Fast Pitch Softball which will begin in the Spring of 2010 followed by Women's basketball in the 2011

Nearby Schools:

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  • Waycross Okefenokee Technical College
    Public
    1701 Carswell Ave
    Waycross , GA , 31503
    (912)287-5818
    0.6  Mi  |  1329  students
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