Truett-McConnell College

  • 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 to Truett-McConnell College is North Georgia Technical College (13.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Truett-McConnell College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Truett-McConnell College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty65 staff94 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Truett-McConnell College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Truett-McConnell College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,681 students2,588 students
Student:Teacher Ratio26:127:1
# Full-Time Students761 students1,115 students
# Part-Time Students920 students1,473 students
# Undergraduate Students752 students1,116 students
# Graduate Students9 students62 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.270.65
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,900$29,600

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $14,834. The private state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,400$14,834
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$23,500$12,000
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Acceptance Rate96%77%
SAT Total Avg.1,4431,390
SAT Reading490470
SAT Math475455
SAT Writing478465
ACT Total Avg.6054
ACT Composite2018
ACT English2018
ACT Math2018
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 $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 score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.