• 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 University serves 3,055 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is same as the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,055 students
  • Private-state tuition: $17,400
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Truett McConnell University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has grown by 192% over five years.
Truett McConnell University
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
199 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Truett McConnell University has grown by 81% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Truett McConnell University diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,055 students
2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
890 students
929 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,165 students
1,541 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
992 students
234 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
852 students
1,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
38 students
56 students
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GA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,131 students
1,839 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
34 students
35 students
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GA All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
661 students
506 students
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% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
1%
8%
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% Black
2%
33%
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% White
24%
44%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
70%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.45
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.99%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.25%
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,900
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $15,341. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$17,400
$15,341
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$24,111
$12,139
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
94%
84%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,443
1,380
SAT Reading
490
465
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SAT Math
475
450
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SAT Writing
478
465
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ACT Total Avg.
60
54
ACT Composite
20
18
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ACT English
20
18
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ACT Math
20
18
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ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Truett McConnell University cost?

Truett McConnell University's private state tuition is approximately $17,400.

What is the acceptance rate of Truett McConnell University?

The acceptance rate of Truett McConnell University is 94%, which is higher than the state average of 84%.

What is Truett McConnell University's ranking?

Truett McConnell University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,055 students
  • Private-state tuition: $17,400
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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