Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University is a public university in Milledgeville, Georgia. It was established in 1889 as a women's college. The university enrolls more than 5,000 students every semester. It was designated as Georgia's "Public Liberal Arts University" in 1996 by the Board of Regents. GCSU is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. its campus is spread across an area of more than 40 acres.

Some of the notable alumni of GCSU are author Flannery O'Connor, recording artist Andy Offutt Irwin and Tony Nicely, the Chairman, President and CEO of GEICO Insurance.

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Contacting Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University
231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville , GA 31061
General Phone: (478) 445-2770

Georgia College & State University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching381educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, special education, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, health teaching, music teaching, ...
Business and Management352business, business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, international business, MIS, management sciences, marketing ...
Liberal Arts137French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and humanities, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling101psychology, music therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Science54biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work36public administration
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and administration
Art Studies21art studies
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation studies
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Office and Administration2office management
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Georgia College & State University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree91337
Master's degree31821
Post-master's certificate743

Georgia College & State University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Georgia College & State University had a total enrollment of 6,249 students (5,942 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 31%
22-24 19%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Georgia College & State University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 100 %

Georgia College & State University Room and Board (2007)

Georgia College & State University offers campus housing for 2,237 of its 5,942 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Georgia College & State University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510590
SAT Math510600
SAT Writing510590
ACT Verbal2125
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Georgia College & State University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,476
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,108
Room and board $ 7,698
Room charge $ 4,308
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,390
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
Georgia College & State University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 160200)

Georgia College & State University Faculty

Georgia College & State University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5478
Non-tenured and not on tenure track610

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*6$86,164
Associate professorcalendar year0*3$71,040
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*13$75,402

*: 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 year40$69,05915$64,059
Associate professoracademic year31$54,71131$55,904
Assistant professoracademic year43$51,17668$51,672
Instructoracademic year11$36,13115$38,962
Lectureracademic year4$44,5857$40,610
All faculty totalacademic year129$56,083136$52,032

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

Georgia College & State University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Peach Belt Conference
Baseball Peach Belt Conference
Track Peach Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184664

Georgia College & State University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Georgia College & State University Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 11%Georgia College & State University Number of degree programs
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Top 12%Georgia College & State University Number of students
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 13%Georgia College & State University % of degrees in education and teaching
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Georgia College & State University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Georgia College & State University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 20%Georgia College & State University % of accepted students who choose to enroll

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checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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