• The mission of the college is to provide a supportive and enriching environment in which to prepare students to continue their education in baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate and professional degree programs. Through a diverse faculty and staff, modern technology and a well-balanced variety of campus activities, Gordon students have the tools and experiences they need to succeed in higher education and beyond.

School Highlights

Gordon State College serves 3,495 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,495 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,510
  • Out-state tuition: $9,937
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 300 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
Gordon State College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
300 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Gordon State College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Gordon State College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,495 students
2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,228 students
929 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,267 students
1,541 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
994 students
506 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
8%
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% Black
39%
33%
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% White
51%
44%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
11%
29%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$29,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Gordon State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of GA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,510 is less than the state average of $4,028. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,937 is more than the state average of $7,597. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,510
$4,028
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,937
$7,597
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$17,500
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
84%
84%
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SAT Total Avg.
867
915
SAT Reading
437
465
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SAT Math
430
450
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SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Total Avg.
53
54
ACT Composite
18
18
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ACT English
17
18
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ACT Math
18
18
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ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Located in the small, rural town of Barnesville, in middle Georgia, Gordon College is a two-year, residential college offering its students more than 60 programs of study. Founded in 1852, Gordon College joined the University System of Georgia in 1972 as an associate level institution with a distinctive legacy of excellence in scholarship and service. With an enrollment of more than 3,400 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 25:1, Gordon offers an intimate academic setting where its students can receive the individualized attention that only a small college can provide. The College offers 70 associate of arts, associate of science, associate of science in nursing and associate of applied science degrees. A cooperative bachelor of science in nursing is offered with the Medical College of Georgia. Gordon College enrolls aprox. 3,400 students, about 600 of whom live in residence halls. Extracurricular activities include music and theatre productions, student art shows, movies, dances, clubs and intramural sports. Gordon competes in men's intercollegiate baseball, women's fast-pitch softball, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's tennis. Gordon College distinguishes itself by offering strong programs in general education, the fine arts, and health care education. Gordon is divided among four academic divisions -- (1) the Division of Business and Social Science, (2) the Division of Humanities, (3) the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and (4) the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,495 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,510
  • Out-state tuition: $9,937
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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