Gordon State College

  • 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 to Gordon State College is Southern Crescent Technical College (16.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 150 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Gordon State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty150 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Gordon State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Gordon State College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,047 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,654 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students1,393 students1,473 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
994461
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
29%
33%
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% White
64%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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Diversity Score0.500.65
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
11%
32%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,510 is more than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,937 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,510$3,413
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,937$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,807$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$5,500
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Acceptance Rate48%77%
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SAT Total Avg.867925
SAT Reading437470
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SAT Math430455
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ACT Total Avg.5354
ACT Composite1818
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ACT English1718
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ACT Math1818
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Source: 2016 (or 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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