Bainbridge State College

  • 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 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Top Rankings

Bainbridge State College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Bainbridge State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty78 staff209 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Bainbridge State College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Bainbridge State College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,470 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:115:1
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# Full-Time Students929 students929 students
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# Part-Time Students1,541 students1,541 students
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% Asian
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3%
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% Hispanic
2%
8%
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% Black
52%
33%
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% White
42%
44%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
8%
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Diversity Score0.550.68
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College Completion Rate
9%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,174 is less than the state average of $4,028. 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 $7,597. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,174$4,028
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,100$7,597
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,312$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,161$5,500
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Acceptance Rate71%69%
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SAT Reading477475
SAT Math (Year 2012)445465
ACT Composite (Year 2012)1919
ACT English (Year 2012)1819
ACT Math (Year 2012)1719
Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bainbridge State College is Tallahassee Community College (33.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 11,683 students | 33.60 Mi444 Appleyard Dr
    Tallahassee, FL 32304
    (850) 201-6200
    33.6011,683
  • 4,973 students | 34.20 Mi15689 US Hwy 19 North
    Thomasville, GA 31792
    (229) 225-4096
    34.204,973
  • 1,939 students | 42.60 Mi3094 Indian Circle
    Marianna, FL 32446
    (850) 526-2761
    42.601,939
  • 2,071 students | 49.10 Mi800 Veterans Parkway North
    Moultrie, GA 31788
    (229) 891-7000
    49.102,071
  • 3,285 students | 49.60 Mi1704 South Slappey Boulevard
    Albany, GA 31701
    (229) 430-3500
    49.603,285
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,028 per year for in-state students and $7,597 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,445 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.