Gainesville State College

Gainesville State College

Gainesville State College, also referred to as GSC, is a coeducational, public college located in Gainesville, Georgia, United States. It was established in 1964 and is part of the University System of Georgia. The College grants admission to more than 6,000 students every year.

The departments and divisions at Gainsville State College include the following:

  • Art
  • Business
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Humanities & FIne Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Social Sciences

The sports teams of GSC are called the Lakers. The official mascot is Laker T. Goose. Students participate in basketball, power lifting, tennis, rugby, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball.

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Gainesville State College
3820 Mundy Mill Rd
Oakwood , GA 30566
General Phone: (678) 717-3639

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Gainesville State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts626liberal arts and sciences, geography
Law22legal assistant
Education and Teaching19elementary school teaching
Medical Support and Technology17dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies
Business and Management4accounting technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and fitness
Engineering Technician2drafting
Office and Administration1general office occupations
Production Trades1precision production

Number of programs and degrees for Gainesville State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree252
Associate's degree6479
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years193
Award of less than 1 academic year91

Gainesville State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gainesville State had a total enrollment of 7,474 students (5,819 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 81%
Part-Time 19%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 43%
20-21 26%
22-24 13%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Gainesville State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 50 %

Gainesville State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Oakwood, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gainesville State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Gainesville State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,092
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,022
Books and supplies $ 850

Financial Aid:
Gainesville State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 156700)

Gainesville State Faculty

Gainesville State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5845

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year3$39,7100*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$53,9384$33,663

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$59,24013$59,224
Associate professoracademic year21$48,59013$48,463
Assistant professoracademic year40$39,18636$40,519
Instructoracademic year14$37,32918$37,210
All faculty totalacademic year88$44,09780$44,105

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gainesville State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Precision Production, Other

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