Waycross College

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  • 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.

School Highlights

Waycross College serves 833 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Waycross College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Waycross College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff94 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Waycross College has declined by 12% over five years.
The Waycross College diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment833 students2,712 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:130:1
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# Full-Time Students389 students1,008 students
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# Part-Time Students444 students1,704 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
-
7%
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% Black
20%
35%
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% White
78%
42%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.000.69
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College Completion Rate
17%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$29,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,950$9,775
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Waycross College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,250$4,490
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Acceptance Rate100%71%
This chart display the percent admitted of Waycross College and the community college average percent admitted of GA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Waycross College is Coastal Pines Technical College (0.7 miles away).
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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,048 per year for in-state students and $7,714 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,609 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.