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South Georgia State College was recently established in January 2013 and has a state of the art campus. It is the result of the consolidation of South Georgia College and Waycross College. The institution has over 3,000 students from 19 countries and 28 states. Tuition is affordable at $86 per credit for in-state students and $327 per credit for out-of-state students.
The college offers associate degrees in 23 different fields. Many students continue their education at four-year universities in Georgia and other states. Some students earn their bachelor of science in nursing at SGSC.
Students can live on the Douglas campus that has two new residence halls. The school offers many social activities as well. SGSC is home to more than 20 clubs and help to offer an all-around collegiate experience.
The school has a rich athletic history and draws athletes from Georgia and other states. Athletic programs are offered in softball, baseball, cross country, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and swimming. Students may also enjoy intramural sports and individual play on numerous fields and courts on both campuses. The Douglas campus has a golf course and indoor pool. On the Waycross campus students can enjoy the two lakes, the tennis courts, and walking through the 150 acre campus.
South Georgia State offers many Associate degree programs. Associate in Arts degree programs are offered in sociology, history, journalism, political science, and theater. Associate of Science degrees that are awarded by South Georgia State are biology, business administration, chemistry, criminal justice, mathematics, pre-engineering, and recreation.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||85%||$5,629|
|Receiving Student Loans||54%||$4,806|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 22%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Georgia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|South Georgia State College||Coffee County||Georgia|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1978)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Georgia