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

School Overview

Waycross College (GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty - staff 98 staff
Waycross College Total Faculty (2007-2012)

Student Body

  • The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment - 2,485 students
Waycross College Total Enrollment (2007-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 0:1 27:1
Waycross College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2012)
# Full-Time Students - 1,092 students
Waycross College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students - 1,393 students
Waycross College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
% Asian
-
2%
Waycross College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
-
5%
Waycross College Hispanic (2007-2012)
% Black
-
33%
Waycross College Black (2007-2013)
% White
-
48%
Waycross College White (2007-2013)
% Two or more races
-
1%
Waycross College More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
100%
10%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.00 0.65
Waycross College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
17%
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Waycross College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,400 -
Waycross College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 93%
Waycross College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,951 -
Waycross College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,250 -
Waycross College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2013)
Acceptance Rate 100% 80%
Waycross College Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (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

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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 $14,241 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.