The College of Coastal Georgia, located in Brunswick, Georgia, was founded in 1961 and began operation in 1964, utilizing a bond measure from residents of Brunswick and Glynn Counties to purchase the land and construct facilities. From 1980 until 2009 the school offered certificate and associate degree programs, but in late 2008 was approved for offering bachelor degree programs, resulting in the addition of a new programs in 2009. The new focus of providing four year educational opportunities is part of the school's long term plan to redirect its educational programs, expand and renovate its facilities, and provide student housing. The planned changes extend to 2020, when the school's redesign should be completed.
College of Coastal Georgia currently offers a number of bachelor and associate degree programs for aspiring students. As part of the schools future goals additional four year programs are being added, with a public affairs bachelor program currently the next to be offered. Associate programs typically take 2 years to complete and are offered at the school as pre-bachelor programs designed to ready students for either transfer or continued education at the current location. Bachelor programs typically take four years to complete, and allow for career opportunities or further education pursuits at the graduate level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at College of Coastal Georgia should complete and submit an admissions application along with all pertinent information, including transcripts and standardized test scores. Standardized test scores may be used in lieu of a COMPASS placement exam if the student scores sufficiently. All students must submit proof of person either through a passport, birth certificate or driver's license. Immunization records must also be submitted. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and work study programs. To determine eligibility and awards students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will provide a student aid report (SAR) that the school will use. Scholarships may also be available, requiring a separate application and given for reasons as outlined by the scholarships purpose.
The College of Coastal Georgia Mariners Participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' (NAIA) Southern States Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate sports offer students an opportunity to demonstrate school pride and compete with others under an atmosphere of healthy competition. Sports provide discipline and training, presenting students with the skills and behaviors that may be applied in academics or careers.
Athletic programs offered:
- Cross Country
- Softball (Women Only)
- Volleyball (Women Only)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants College of Coastal Georgia accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
College of Coastal Georgia has a total student population of about 3,100, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,500-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $9,100-$10,870
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $380-$450 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||81%||$4,873|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$5,136|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, College of Coastal Georgia may offer student services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
CCGA has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 17%.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Radiology Technician Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
College of Coastal Georgia is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NJCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by College of Coastal Georgia by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
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- University of South Carolina - Beaufort in Bluffton, SC (85 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie in Allendale, SC (128 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Sumter in Sumter, SC (201 miles away)
- Gordon College in Barnesville, GA (203 miles away)
- Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA (243 miles away)
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