- South Georgia State College (SGSC) was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on January 8, 2013, from the consolidation of Waycross College and South Georgia College in Douglas. The College, is a student-centered institution of higher education committed to instructional excellence. The college provides accessible, affordable, high quality educational opportunities for all southeast Georgians in a diverse and dynamic campus environment through a comprehensive range of programs and services.
Waycross College serves 833 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
- Enrollment: 833 students
- Acceptance Rate: 100%
- Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
- Minority enrollment: 23%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
(GA) Community College Avg.
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 years but < 4 years
The student population of Waycross College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Waycross College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has declined by 63% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- The College, a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, exists to provide programs of higher education for citizens of the immediate and surrounding communities. The College's philosophy is to provide opportunities for those who need special preparation for regular college-level courses, while giving well-prepared students immediate access to transfer courses that can be applied toward advanced study appropriate to their academic goals. Waycross College is located on South Georgia Parkway at Augusta Avenue in Ware County, Georgia, within the city limits of Waycross. The campus is located on a tract of approximately 150 acres of beautifully wooded land which includes two small lakes, a parcourse, and an attractive, convenient area to be developed for recreational use, including an outdoor amphitheater and an outdoor classroom area. The campus abounds with flora native to Southeast Georgia, including an abundance of wild flowers, palmetto palms, slash pines, and other attractive plants and trees. Our newest addition to the College campus is the James M. Dye Student Services Building which houses the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Records, Student Services, the Bookstore, the Swamp Fox Cafe, the Game Room and the President's Dining Room. The College attempts to provide a wide range of enjoyable and satisfying experiences calculated to contribute to one's intellectual objectives and personal interests and aptitudes. Concerts, recitals, special lectures, independent study, meaningful physical activities, club activities, social events, cultural exhibits, and intercollegiate athletics are provided on a regular basis. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Science Degree, and the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Waycross College has been approved to offer College Athletics. The first sport will be men's basketball which will begin in the Fall of 2009. The second sport will be Women's Fast Pitch Softball which will begin in the Spring of 2010 followed by Women's basketball in the 2011
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the acceptance rate of Waycross College?
The acceptance rate of Waycross College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.
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