Truett-McConnell College

Tel: (706)865-2134
1,681 students
Private not-for-profit
The mission of Truett-McConnell College, a four-year Georgia Baptist college, is to equip students to make a positive impact for Christ through disciplined scholarship and Christian discipleship.
School Highlights
Truett-McConnell College serves 1,681 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Truett-McConnell College is the only community colleges within White County, GA.
The nearest community college is North Georgia Technical College (12.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Truett-McConnell College (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 65 staff
98 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,681 has grown by 81% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,681 students 2,470 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
27:1
# Full-Time Students 761 students
1,092 students
# Part-Time Students 920 students
1,393 students
# Undergraduate Students 752 students 1,115 students
# Graduate Students 9 students 62 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 616 437
% Hispanic
2%
5%
% Black
3%
33%
% White
85%
48%
% Unknown races
5%
10%
% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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. 0.28 0.65

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $15,650 is more than the state average of $13,896. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $15,650 $13,896
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
93%
Percent Admitted 96%
80%
SAT Total Avg. 1,443
1,390
SAT Reading 490
470
SAT Math 475
455
SAT Writing 478
465
ACT Total Avg. 60
54
ACT Composite 20
18
ACT English 20
18
ACT Math 20
18
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • On July 23, 1946, ceremonies at Cleveland, Georgia, heralded the establishment of a new college named for Truett and McConnell to carry on their high standards of Christian education. Truett-McConnell College, operating in temporary quarters, first opened its doors to students in September 1947. The college moved into new facilities in its present location in September 1956. Today Truett-McConnell College stands on more than 200 acres of prime mountain land one mile east of the town square in Cleveland, Georgia. After more than half a century as a two-year college, in December 2002 the institution was approved by its accrediting agency to offer four-year degrees. The first two bachelor's degree programs were initiated in the fall of 2003: a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in church music. Enrollment in the two degree programs far exceeded expectations. In December 2005, the college was approved to begin two additional bachelor's degree programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in early childhood education. The campus is situated on 225 scenic acres in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Students enjoy a large variety of clubs and organizations, intercollegiate athletics and the unique experience of on-campus residence. Serving mainly traditional-age students, TMC provides a learning rich in beauty, encouragement, and challenge--a winning combination for academic and personal growth. Truett-McConnell College is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award both bachelor's degrees and associate's degrees. The institution's music program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,378 per year for in-state students and $4,300 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,896 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 73%. 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.