Bainbridge State College

2500 E Shotwell St
Bainbridge, GA 39819-0000
Tel: (866)825-1715
  • 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 State College serves 2,470 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Bainbridge State College is the only community colleges within Decatur County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Tallahassee Community College (34.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Bainbridge State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty78 staff108 staff
Bainbridge State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,470 has declined by 33% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,470 students2,588 students
Bainbridge State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:127:1
Bainbridge State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students929 students1,115 students
Bainbridge State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,541 students1,473 students
Bainbridge State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bainbridge State College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Bainbridge State College Asian (2007-2009)
% Hispanic
Bainbridge State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bainbridge State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bainbridge State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bainbridge State College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Bainbridge State College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.550.65
Bainbridge State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Bainbridge State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$30,100
Bainbridge State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,174 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,100 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,174$3,413
Bainbridge State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,100$7,181
Bainbridge State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%93%
Bainbridge State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,312$12,875
Bainbridge State College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,161$5,574
Bainbridge State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Acceptance Rate71%77%
Bainbridge State College Percent Admitted (2007-2012)
SAT Total Avg.922925
SAT Reading477470
SAT Math445455
ACT Total Avg.5454
ACT Composite1918
ACT English1818
ACT Math1718
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 70%. 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 Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.