- 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.
Truett-McConnell College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:
- Category Attribute
- School Resources Percent of students receiving financial aid
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- 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||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||65 staff||94 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,681 students||2,588 students|
|# Full-Time Students||761 students||1,115 students|
|# Part-Time Students||920 students||1,473 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||752 students||1,116 students|
|# Graduate Students||9 students||62 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||616||461|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,900||$29,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Truett-McConnell College is North Georgia Technical College (12.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,663 students | 12.60 Mi1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N
Clarkesville,  GA  30523
- 1,218 students | 23.80 Mi1 College Street
Young Harris,  GA  30582
- n/a students | 26.00 Mi3820 Mundy Mill Rd
Oakwood,  GA  30566
- 3,695 students | 26.00 Mi2990 Landrum Education Dr
Oakwood,  GA  30566
- 1,103 students | 39.50 Mi100 Campus Drive
Jasper,  GA  30143
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