South Georgia State College

100 W College Park Dr
Douglas, GA 31533-0000
Tel: (912)260-4200
  • 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 is Waycross College (33.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
South Georgia State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff108 staff
South Georgia State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,611 has grown by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,611 students2,588 students
South Georgia State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:127:1
South Georgia State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,778 students1,115 students
South Georgia State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students833 students1,473 students
South Georgia State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South Georgia State College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
South Georgia State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
South Georgia State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
South Georgia State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
South Georgia State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
South Georgia State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
South Georgia State College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
South Georgia State College Non Resident (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
South Georgia 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.0.440.65
South Georgia State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
South Georgia State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2012)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$30,100
South Georgia State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
South Georgia State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,098$7,181
South Georgia State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%93%
South Georgia State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,378$12,875
South Georgia State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,574
South Georgia State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2013)
Acceptance Rate58%77%
South Georgia State College Percent Admitted (2009-2011)
SAT Total Avg.1,2801,390
SAT Reading455470
South Georgia State College SAT Reading (2009-2011)
SAT Math390455
South Georgia State College SAT Math (2009-2011)
SAT Writing435465
South Georgia State College SAT Writing (2009-2010)
ACT Total Avg.5254
ACT Composite1818
South Georgia State College ACT Composite (2009-2010)
ACT English1718
South Georgia State College ACT English (2009-2010)
ACT Math1718
South Georgia State College ACT Math (2009-2010)
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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 70%. 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.