Gordon State College

Tel: (678)359-5555
4,047 students
Public institution
  • 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 4,047 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is same as the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Gordon State College is the only community colleges within Lamar County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Southern Crescent Technical College (16.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 150 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Gordon State College (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 150 staff 98 staff
Gordon State College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,047 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,047 students 2,470 students
Gordon State College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 27:1
Gordon State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 2,654 students 1,092 students
Gordon State College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 1,393 students 1,393 students
Gordon State College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Gordon State College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
994 437
% Asian
Gordon State College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Gordon State College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Gordon State College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Gordon State College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Gordon State College More (2010-2015)
Gordon State College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.50 0.65
Gordon State College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,073 is more than the state average of $2,378. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,207 is more than the state average of $4,300. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,073 $2,378
Gordon State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,207 $4,300
Gordon State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 93%
Gordon State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Percent Admitted 48% 80%
Gordon State College Percent Admitted (2007-2015)
SAT Total Avg. 867 925
SAT Reading 437 470
Gordon State College SAT Reading (2012-2015)
SAT Math 430 455
Gordon State College SAT Math (2012-2015)
ACT Total Avg. 53 54
ACT Composite 18 18
Gordon State College ACT Composite (2012-2015)
ACT English 17 18
Gordon State College ACT English (2012-2015)
ACT Math 18 18
Gordon State College ACT Math (2012-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) 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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,378 per year for in-state students and $4,300 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,896 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.