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Gordon State College

Gordon State College is an Associate's college with 4187 students located in Barnesville, GA.

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Offers Associate Degrees

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 4,187
Gender 33% Male / 67% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 66% Full Time / 34% Part Time
Geography 99% In State / 1% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 62% 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 55%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 37%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 1. Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

26% of students live on-campus.

50% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: Gordon College Press

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center, dorms dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling minority students services personal counseling veteran's counselor health services
  • Facilities: georgia book collection, performance theater, indoor pool, ropes course, walking trail, amphitheatre
  • 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 liberal arts/career combination english as a second language (esl) honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (59%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (19%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (8%), Elementary Education and Teaching (7%), Biology/Biological Sciences (3%), History (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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 program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. 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.

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 prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

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 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

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.

Administration & Faculty

President Max Burns
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 117
Student : Faculty Ratio 21 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 48 : 51
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 47
Tenure Track Faculty 31
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 21

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Biology 3.0 BIOL 1107 4.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIOL 1107,1108 8.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MATH 1501 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MATH 1501 4.0
AP Calculus BC 5.0 MATH 1501, 1502 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 CHEM 1211 4.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHEM 1211, 1212 8.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 POLS 1101 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 CSCI 1301 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENGL 1101 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 5.0 ENGL 1101, 1102 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENGL 1101 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 5.0 ENGL 1101, 1102 6.0
AP European History 3.0 HIST 1122 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FREN 1001, 1002 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FREN 1001, 1002, 2001 9.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECON 2105 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECON 2106 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUSC 1201 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PHYS 1111 4.0
AP Physics B 5.0 PHYS 1111, 1112 8.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSYC 1101 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPAN 1001, 1002 6.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 9.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MATH 2101 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 POLS 1101 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HIST 2111 or 2112 3.0
AP United States History 5.0 HIST 2111, 2112 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HIST 1121 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 49/100
49
Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 45.3% accepted of 2,981 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite15 - 19
English14 - 20
Math16 - 18
 
SATMath370 - 470
Reading380 - 480

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $8,282 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,416
$30K-$48K $8,126
$48K-$75K $10,702
$75K-$110K $11,828
$110K+ $12,000

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,334, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,334 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,074 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,357 $4,000
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $10,965 $8,608

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,621 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,074 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,357 $4,000
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $17,252 $14,895

Students Receiving Aid

80% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 61% $5,678
Federal Scholarships/Grants 62% $4,521
Institutional Grants 7% $2,332
Other Federal Grants 4% $976
Other Loans 1% $5,540
Pell Grants 62% $4,459
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 35% $2,394
Student Loans 61% $5,745

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

13% of students graduated in six years.

100% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Gordon State College participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Coach
Softball Ally Hattermann (Get recruited )
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