Gainesville State College

  • 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 is one of 2 community colleges within Hall County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Gainesville State College is Lanier Technical College (0.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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School Overview

    Gainesville State College(GA) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
    Institution ControlPublicPublic
    Total Faculty- staff94 staff
    Gainesville State College Total Faculty (2007-2012)

    Student Body

    • The Gainesville State College diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    Total Enrollment-2,588 students
    Gainesville State College Total Enrollment (2007-2013)
    Student : Teacher Ratio0:127:1
    Gainesville State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2012)
    # Full-Time Students-1,115 students
    Gainesville State College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
    # Part-Time Students-1,473 students
    Gainesville State College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
    % Asian
    Gainesville State College Asian (2007-2013)
    % Hispanic
    Gainesville State College Hispanic (2007-2013)
    % Black
    Gainesville State College Black (2007-2013)
    % White
    Gainesville State College White (2007-2013)
    % Two or more races
    Gainesville State College More (2010-2013)
    % Non Resident races
    Gainesville State College Non Resident (2007-2013)
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.65
    Gainesville State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,100$30,100
    Gainesville State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%94%
      Gainesville State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
      Median Debt for Graduates$9,775$9,950
      Gainesville State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2013)
      Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,527
      Gainesville State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2013)
      Acceptance Rate99%67%
      Gainesville State College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
      SAT Total Avg.1,4251,390
      SAT Reading475470
      Gainesville State College SAT Reading (2011-2016)
      SAT Math485455
      Gainesville State College SAT Math (2011-2016)
      SAT Writing465465
      Gainesville State College SAT Writing (2011-2016)
      ACT Total Avg.6661
      ACT Composite2018
      Gainesville State College ACT Composite (2011-2016)
      ACT English1918
      Gainesville State College ACT English (2011-2016)
      ACT Math2018
      Gainesville State College ACT Math (2011-2016)
      ACT Writing77
      Gainesville State College ACT Writing (2011-2016)
      Source: 2016 (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.

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