Truett-McConnell College

Tel: (706)865-2134
  • The mission of Truett-McConnell College, a four-year Georgia Baptist college, is to equip students to make a positive impact for Christ through disciplined scholarship and Christian discipleship.
School Highlights
  • Truett-McConnell College serves 1,681 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Truett-McConnell College is the only community colleges within White County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is North Georgia Technical College (12.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Truett-McConnell College (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 65 staff 98 staff
Truett-McConnell College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,681 has grown by 81% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,681 students 2,485 students
Truett-McConnell College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 27:1
Truett-McConnell College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 761 students 1,092 students
Truett-McConnell College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 920 students 1,393 students
Truett-McConnell College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Truett-McConnell College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 752 students 1,115 students
# Graduate Students 9 students 62 students
Truett-McConnell College Graduation BreakDown GA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
616 461
Truett-McConnell College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Truett-McConnell College Asian (2011-2012)
% Hispanic
Truett-McConnell College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Truett-McConnell College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Truett-McConnell College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Truett-McConnell College Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Truett-McConnell 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. 0.27 0.65
Truett-McConnell College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,900 $30,100
Truett-McConnell College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $15,212. The private state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,400 $15,212
Truett-McConnell College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 93%
Truett-McConnell College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $23,500 $12,875
Truett-McConnell College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $5,574
Truett-McConnell College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 96% 80%
Truett-McConnell College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 1,443 1,390
SAT Reading 490 470
Truett-McConnell College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 475 455
Truett-McConnell College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing 478 465
Truett-McConnell College SAT Writing (2009-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 60 54
ACT Composite 20 18
Truett-McConnell College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English 20 18
Truett-McConnell College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math 20 18
Truett-McConnell College ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • On July 23, 1946, ceremonies at Cleveland, Georgia, heralded the establishment of a new college named for Truett and McConnell to carry on their high standards of Christian education. Truett-McConnell College, operating in temporary quarters, first opened its doors to students in September 1947. The college moved into new facilities in its present location in September 1956. Today Truett-McConnell College stands on more than 200 acres of prime mountain land one mile east of the town square in Cleveland, Georgia. After more than half a century as a two-year college, in December 2002 the institution was approved by its accrediting agency to offer four-year degrees. The first two bachelor's degree programs were initiated in the fall of 2003: a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in church music. Enrollment in the two degree programs far exceeded expectations. In December 2005, the college was approved to begin two additional bachelor's degree programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in early childhood education. The campus is situated on 225 scenic acres in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Students enjoy a large variety of clubs and organizations, intercollegiate athletics and the unique experience of on-campus residence. Serving mainly traditional-age students, TMC provides a learning rich in beauty, encouragement, and challenge--a winning combination for academic and personal growth. Truett-McConnell College is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award both bachelor's degrees and associate's degrees. The institution's music program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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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 $15,212 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.