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

School Overview

Gainesville State College (GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty - staff 98 staff
Gainesville State College Total Faculty (2007-2012)

Student Body

  • The school's 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 - 2,485 students
Gainesville State College Total Enrollment (2007-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 0:1 27:1
Gainesville State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2012)
# Full-Time Students - 1,092 students
Gainesville State College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students - 1,393 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 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. 0.00 0.65
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 Aid 73% 93%
Gainesville State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,775 $12,875
Gainesville State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,500 $5,574
Gainesville State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2013)
Acceptance Rate 99% 80%
Gainesville State College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,425 1,390
SAT Reading 475 470
Gainesville State College SAT Reading (2011-2016)
SAT Math 485 455
Gainesville State College SAT Math (2011-2016)
SAT Writing 465 465
Gainesville State College SAT Writing (2011-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 66 61
ACT Composite 20 18
Gainesville State College ACT Composite (2011-2016)
ACT English 19 18
Gainesville State College ACT English (2011-2016)
ACT Math 20 18
Gainesville State College ACT Math (2011-2016)
ACT Writing 7 7
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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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 $14,241 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.