Truett McConnell University

  • 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%.

Top Rankings

Truett McConnell University ranks among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse FieldsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty199 staff209 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 Enrollment3,055 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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# Full-Time Students890 students929 students
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# Part-Time Students2,165 students1,541 students
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# Undergraduate Students852 students1,116 students
# Graduate Students38 students56 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
661 students506 students
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% Asian
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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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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
70%
8%
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Diversity Score0.450.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,900$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $15,445. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,400$15,445
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,500$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate94%84%
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SAT Total Avg.1,4431,380
SAT Reading490465
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SAT Math475450
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SAT Writing478465
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ACT Total Avg.6054
ACT Composite2018
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ACT English2018
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ACT Math2018
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Truett McConnell University is North Georgia Technical College (13.9 miles away).
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  • 2,697 students | 13.90 Mi1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N
    Clarkesville, GA 30523
    (706) 754-7700
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    Private, non-profit
    1,396 students | 22.90 Mi1 College Street
    Young Harris, GA 30582
    (800) 241-3754
    22.901,396
  • 4,616 students | 26.80 Mi2535 Lanier Tech Drive
    Gainesville, GA 30507
    (770) 533-7000
    26.804,616
  • 8,328 students | 26.90 Mi3820 Mundy Mill Rd
    Oakwood, GA 30566
    (678) 717-3555
    26.908,328
  • 1,083 students | 33.90 Mi21 Campus Circle
    Murphy, NC 28906
    (828) 837-6810
    33.901,083
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