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College of Coastal Georgia

College of Coastal Georgia is an Associate's college with 2987 students located in Brunswick, GA.

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Welcome to the 2011 - 2012 academic year at the College of Coastal Georgia. It is a great time to be a Mariner!

The academic profile of our student body is impressive, and we expect another year of strong enrollment. This year, we become a residential campus with the opening of Lakeside Village, our new student housing, and great amenities and programming at the new Campus Center. The Mariners Galley restaurant, The Lighthouse bookstore, and The Stembler Theatre promise to be great venues for students to learn, engage and enjoy.

We have new student life programming as well as service, faith, and outreach organizations. Through service-learning and community involvement, our students are expanding their horizons while helping to improve and advance individuals and communities. During your years at Coastal Georgia, you will be living in a warm and welcoming community. Enjoy our history, culture and outdoor adventures.

Talented and committed new faculty and staff are joining our already great team. All of us are committed to your academic success. Through challenging courses and dynamic student programming, our goal is to offer you every opportunity to explore, engage, and achieve. Your college years should be a time to investigate new horizons and experiences. We encourage you to seek new adventures, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills, make new friends, and reach out a hand to someone in need.

This fall, we begin new bachelor's degree programs in Psychology and Mathematics. These new degrees, coupled with successful programs in Business, Teacher Education, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Health Informatics, a number of career associate degrees, and many pre-baccalearuate options, are designed to offer you a host of educational and career choices. And, each year, we are adding new degrees.

Our new women's volleyball and basketball teams and our men's and women's cross-country teams begin competition this year. Our golf and tennis teams, along with our men's basketball and women's softball teams, are expected to have great seasons. For the first time, we will compete against only four-year schools as we begin our entrance into the Southern States Athletic Conference of the NAIA. Come out and cheer your Mariner's to victory.

We are building the College of Coastal Georgia, and you will continue to see the campus transforming before your eyes. More construction projects are underway. Over the year, Academic Commons North and the Jones Science Building will be comprehensively renovated. Construction on our new Teacher Education and Learning Center will begin in the spring.

Parking will be at a premium, so please be mindful of parking regulations. Know that we will ticket and tow. Be patient and enjoy your walks and bikes around the College. Also, remember, for your health, the College is a tobacco-free campus and we strictly enforce.

We are excited to continue our partnership with the Jekyll Island Authority. All of our full-time students (8 credit hours or more) will be provided with a special membership pass for Jekyll Island, giving students full privileges to Jekyll Island for the academic year. Expect to enjoy student life programming, athletic events, and plenty of academic enrichment opportunities on the island, which is known as Georgia's "jewel." Enjoy; you have the distinction of being the only students in Georgia with your very own beach!

Students are the reason for the College's transformation, and this year, there will be many opportunities to shape campus life for decades to come. In the classroom, on the athletic fields, and with student organizations, you are encouraged to take an active role in building your College of Coastal Georgia. We hope your time here is enjoyable, enlightening, and memorable. We look forward to supporting your continued success and helping you put your Dreams in Action.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 2,987
Gender 32% Male / 68% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 62% Full Time / 38% Part Time
Geography 92% In State / 8% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 54% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 66%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Black or African American 19%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

12% of students live on-campus.

33% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

Student Publications: Mariners' Log

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available computer repair service available on campus dorms wired for access to campus-wide network
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor minority students services economically disadvantaged students services financial aid counseling health services
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students independent study teacher certification internships liberal arts/career combination cooperative education
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (42%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (14%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (11%), Early Childhood Education and Teaching (6%), Business/Commerce (5%), Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the United States and its Pre-Columbian and colonial predecessors, and including the flow of immigrants from other societies.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices.

Job Opportunities:

Tax Preparers
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Brokerage Clerks
Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
Statistical Assistants
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities. Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the middle, intermediate or junior high grades, which may include grades four through nine by regulation.

Job Opportunities:

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage systems, processes, and facilities used to collect, store, secure, retrieve, analyze, and transmit medical records and other health information used by clinical professionals and health care organizations. Includes instruction in the principles and basic content of the biomedical and clinical sciences, information technology and applications, data and database management, clinical research methodologies, health information resources and systems, office management, legal requirements, and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in public administration and services not listed above.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Valerie Hepburn
President Dr. Gregory F. Aloia
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 90
Student : Faculty Ratio 18 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 44 : 55
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 21
Tenure Track Faculty 41
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 37
International Faculty 2

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 82.2% accepted of 1,276 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite17 - 22
English16 - 22
Math16 - 23
 
SATMath430 - 540
Reading410 - 510

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 4
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2
Science Lab 0 2

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,585 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $9,793
$30K-$48K $10,508
$48K-$75K $12,377
$75K-$110K $13,739
$110K+ $14,020

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,918, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,918 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,320 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,600 $7,000
Books $1,800 $1,800
Total (before financial aid) $14,638 $13,038

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $10,776 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,320 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,600 $7,000
Books $1,800 $1,800
Total (before financial aid) $22,496 $20,896

Students Receiving Aid

81% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 46% $4,353
Federal Scholarships/Grants 54% $4,095
Institutional Grants 9% $3,383
Other Federal Grants 5% $558
Pell Grants 54% $4,045
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 45% $2,378
Student Loans 46% $4,353

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.ccga.edu/finaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.ccga.edu/netprice/netpricecalculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

17% of students graduated in six years.

56% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

College of Coastal Georgia participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Coach
Volleyball Jeff Huebner (Get recruited )
Softball Mike Minick (Get recruited )

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#25 Community Colleges - Overall Rank
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