Gainesville State College

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  • Gainesville State College, a University System of Georgia two-year institution, was established in 1964. Serving Northeast Georgia, Gainesville State College is a non-residential and co-educational institution. The main campus, located six miles southwest of downtown Gainesville and 45 miles northeast of Atlanta, is easily accessible from I-985, Exit 16. The Oconee Campus is located on Bishop Farms Parkway in Watkinsville.

School Highlights

Gainesville State College serves 8,328 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 404 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Gainesville State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty404 staff209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gainesville State College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Gainesville State College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,328 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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# Full-Time Students5,137 students929 students
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# Part-Time Students3,191 students1,541 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
8%
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% Black
5%
33%
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% White
60%
44%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
13%
2%
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% Unknown races
11%
8%
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Diversity Score0.600.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,100$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,775$9,775
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,490
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Acceptance Rate99%63%
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SAT Total Avg.1,4251,380
SAT Reading475465
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SAT Math485450
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SAT Writing465465
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ACT Total Avg.6661
ACT Composite2018
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ACT English1918
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ACT Math2018
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ACT Writing77
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Gainesville State College is a premier institution in the University System of Georgia. On our two campuses, Gainesville and Oconee, we provide a welcoming and nurturing environment that focuses on student success. In addition to our strong academic programs, the College provides a full array of extracurricular activities and opportunities for leadership development that lead to our students' personal and social development. Gainesville State College offers courses leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as several certificate programs. Ninety percent of Gainesville State College students are in programs that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. The 150 acre main campus consists of 12 buildings including its most recent addition, the Science, Engineering and Technology building that is considered to be one of the top ranked teaching facilities in the state. Recreational facilities include a rustic walking/exercise trail, biking trail, track, tennis courts and gymnasium with an Olympic-size pool and newly enhanced fitness center. Gainesville State College integrates academic with extracurricular activities to emphasize development of the "whole person." Students can enjoy the "total college experience" by participating in student activities, intramurals, clubs and organizations, bands, chorus, student publications, cultural affairs programs, personalities and speakers, fine arts offerings, extended orientation, and international-intercultural studies programs.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Gainesville State College is Lanier Technical College (0.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,616 students | 0.30 Mi2535 Lanier Tech Drive
    Gainesville, GA 30507
    (770) 533-7000
    0.304,616
  • 9,539 students | 21.80 Mi5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (770) 962-7580
    21.809,539
  • Truett McConnell University
    Private not-for-profit
    3,055 students | 26.90 Mi100 Alumni Dr
    Cleveland, GA 30528
    (706) 865-2134
    26.903,055
  • Gwinnett College-Lilburn
    Private for-profit
    84 students | 27.20 Mi4230 Hwy 29 Ste 11
    Lilburn, GA 30047
    (770) 381-7200
    27.2084
  • 568 students | 34.40 Mi5303 New Peachtree Rd
    Chamblee, GA 30341
    (770) 216-2960
    34.40568
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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.

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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.