South Georgia State College

  • 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 2,611 students (68% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • South Georgia State College is the only community colleges within Coffee County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to South Georgia State College is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (27.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Georgia State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of South Georgia State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South Georgia State College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,611 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,778 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students833 students1,473 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
544461
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
17%
33%
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% White
73%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.440.65
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College Completion Rate
13%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,690 is more than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,098 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,690$3,413
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,098$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,378$9,775
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,490
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Acceptance Rate58%64%
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SAT Reading455480
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SAT Math390470
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SAT Writing435440
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ACT Composite1818
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ACT English1717
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ACT Math1717
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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