Gordon College Barnesville

Gordon College Barnesville

Gordon College is a Christian college located in the small and rural town of Barnesville, in the middle of Georgia, United States. It was established in the year 1852 as a seminary. The college is part of the University System of Georgia. The college is named after John B. Gordon, a Georgia native. The main campus spreads across an area of 120 acres. The college offers bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and transfer programs to students.

Gordon College participates in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Gordon College's sports teams are nicknamed the Gordon College Highlanders. The Highlanders participate in men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, baseball, Woman's Softball, cross country and other sports.

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Contacting Gordon

Gordon College
419 College Dr
Barnesville , GA 30204
General Phone: (770) 358-5000

Gordon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts322liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine87registered nursing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree4092

Gordon Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gordon had a total enrollment of 3,703 students (2,885 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 36%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 47%
20-21 23%
22-24 9%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 0%

Gordon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 40 %

Gordon Room and Board (2007)

Gordon offers campus housing for 1,034 of its 2,885 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Barnesville, 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 19 meals per week.

Gordon 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)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Gordon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,362
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,344
Room and board $ 6,360
Room charge $ 4,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,160
Books and supplies $ 1,104
Other expenses $ 5,362

Financial Aid:
Gordon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 157500)

Gordon Faculty

Gordon has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1615
Non-tenured and not on tenure track719

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$59,6646$57,893
Associate professoracademic year19$51,28715$48,604
Assistant professoracademic year14$47,39623$48,740
Instructoracademic year3$43,2638$42,752
All faculty totalacademic year50$52,06252$48,836

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

Gordon Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184058

Gordon Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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What Sets Gordon Apart:

Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 12%Gordon Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Gordon % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Number of students
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Top 19%Gordon Number of students

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