Georgetown College

Georgetown College

Georgetown College, or GC, traces its roots to the Rittenhouse Academy that was established in 1798. In 1829, the Kentucky Baptist Education Society was chartered, and this led to the setting up of the Georgetown College on the 52-acre campus of the school. It was the first Baptist higher education institute located in Georgetown, Kentucky. GC's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students every year.

Students of Georgetown College are offered more than 70 majors, minors, and academic programs to choose from. Apart from several undergraduate degrees, the college also confers the Master of Arts in Education degree. Students can opt for courses in the fields of art, biology, business administration & economics, chemistry, communication and media studies, education, English, mathematics, physics and computer science, music, religion, and sociology.

The athletics department of GC fields men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Tigers, the teams compete in the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. The football team of the college has won a number of national championships.

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Georgetown College
400 East College Street
Georgetown , KY 40324
General Phone: (502) 863-8000

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Georgetown Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching233curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, reading teaching
Liberal Arts56American studies, European studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, ...
Business and Management41business, accounting
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Media33media studies
Science24biology, ecology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21health and physical education, athletic trainer
Fine Arts10fine arts
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Georgetown in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26132
Master's degree2096

Georgetown Student Body

In 2007-2008, Georgetown had a total enrollment of 1,903 students (1,631 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 65%
Graduate 35%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 30%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Georgetown Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Georgetown Room and Board (2007)

Georgetown offers campus housing for 1,258 of its 1,631 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Georgetown Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450580
SAT Math440580
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT15%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Georgetown Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,150
Room and board $ 6,700
Room charge $ 3,230
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,470
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 2,280

Financial Aid:
Georgetown participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 196400)

Georgetown Faculty

Georgetown has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$70,252
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$55,345
All faculty totalcalendar year5$72,8867$61,734

*: 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 year20$68,1114$63,793
Associate professoracademic year18$55,61311$52,580
Assistant professoracademic year16$46,18022$45,299
No academic rankacademic year5$35,8593$39,900
All faculty totalacademic year59$55,61740$48,746

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

Georgetown Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-South Conference
Basketball Mid-South Conference
Baseball Mid-South Conference
Track Mid-South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports294271

Georgetown Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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