• Founded in 1906, South Georgia College is recognized as the oldest publicly supported two-year college in Georgia. It has a long and distinguished history, rich in the tradition of serving the people of the southeast. SGC is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

School Highlights

South Georgia State College serves 2,346 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,346 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,690
  • Out-state tuition: $11,098
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 222 teachers has grown by 164% over five years.
South Georgia 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
222 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Georgia State College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The South Georgia State College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,346 students
2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,476 students
929 students
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# Part-Time Students
870 students
1,541 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of South Georgia State College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
212 students
234 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,476 students
1,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
56 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
870 students
1,839 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
506 students
506 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
8%
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% Black
29%
33%
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% White
60%
44%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in South Georgia State College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
8%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
13%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of South Georgia State College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of GA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,200
$29,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of South Georgia 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 $3,690 is less than the state average of $3,753. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,098 is more than the state average of $7,419. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,690
$3,753
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,098
$7,419
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of South Georgia State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in South Georgia State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,378
$9,775
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in South Georgia State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,490
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Acceptance Rate
58%
64%
This chart display the percent admitted of South Georgia State College and the community college average percent admitted of GA by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
SAT Reading
455
480
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SAT Math
390
470
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SAT Writing
435
440
This chart display the SAT Writing score of South Georgia State College and the community college average SAT Writing score of GA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT Composite
18
18
This chart display the ACT Composite score of South Georgia State College and the community college average ACT Composite score of GA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT English
17
17
This chart display the ACT English score of South Georgia State College and the community college average ACT English score of GA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT Math
17
17
This chart display the ACT Math score of South Georgia State College and the community college average ACT Math score of GA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The College offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs that prepare students for transfer in a multitude of baccalaureate program majors. The institution also offers Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates designed to prepare individuals for careers in several areas of business, human services and technology. Through its Associate of Science in Nursing degree program the College prepares individuals to become registered nurses and thereby meet regional health care needs. As a contributing member of its community, South Georgia College offers area citizens conferences, seminars, and short courses to develop specific competencies and provide information on special interest topics. The institution and its faculty and staff also work to support regional economic development efforts in cooperation with other community-minded organizations. Indoor recreational and student activities facilities are centered at the Engram College Union Building and the SGC Wellness Center. The Engram College Union houses meeting rooms, a cafe, ballroom, and areas for a variety of student activities. The Wellness Center provides for such sports as volleyball, basketball, swimming, and weight lifting. The South Georgia College Entry Program is a university entry program located on the campus of Valdosta State University. It allows students to complete all developmental studies and college preparatory curriculum deficiencies, plus core college courses, in order to enter the university as a sophomore. All core classes transfer to Valdosta State University. South Georgia College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer associate degrees. It is also accredited by the National League for Nursing. Credits earned at the College are accepted by colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Georgia State College cost?

South Georgia State College's tuition is approximately $3,690 for In-State students and $11,098 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of South Georgia State College?

The acceptance rate of South Georgia State College is 58%, which is lower than the state average of 64%.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,346 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,690
  • Out-state tuition: $11,098
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,753 per year for in-state students and $7,419 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,341 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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