LaGrange College

LaGrange College

LaGrange College, which was established in 1931, was initially a women's academy. In 1851, it was named LaGrange Female College, and came to be known as LaGrange College in 1934. It officially became a coeducational college in 1953. LaGrange College is Georgia's oldest private college. Located in LaGrange, Georgia, the college offers enrollment to students from more than 15 states and over 15 countries worldwide. The U.S. News & World Report placed LaGrange College in its list of top 10 "best value" colleges for 5 consecutive years.

LaGrange College offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs. Courses are available in teaching, art and design, business management, music, religion, theater arts, early childhood education, and computer science, among others.

The sports teams of LaGrange College are known as the Panthers. The athletics department fields over 10 teams in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. The Panthers are members of the Great South Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III.

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Contacting LaGrange

LaGrange College
601 Broad St.
Lagrange , GA 30240-2999
General Phone: (706) 880-8000

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LaGrange Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching80curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, teacher ed
Business and Management61business management, accounting, organizational behavior
Liberal Arts45Spanish language, English, general studies, political science, sociology, history
Science24biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemistry courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing
Family and Social Work17social work
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Art Studies6visual and performing arts
Religion and Philosophy4religion, religious education
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22624
Master's degree633
Associate's degree11

LaGrange Student Body

In 2007-2008, LaGrange had a total enrollment of 1,091 students (1,148 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 47%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 26%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 29%
22-24 13%
25-29 6%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

LaGrange Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 14 %

LaGrange Room and Board (2007)

LaGrange offers campus housing for 630 of its 1,148 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of LaGrange, 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.

LaGrange Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460580
SAT Math470590
ACT Verbal1822
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

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 SAT73%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

LaGrange Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,900
Room and board $ 8,168
Room charge $ 4,784
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,588
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
LaGrange participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 157800)

LaGrange Faculty

LaGrange has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track97
Non-tenured and not on tenure track36

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$62,26811$61,301
Associate professoracademic year9$54,9029$55,522
Assistant professoracademic year10$48,28410$51,044
All faculty totalacademic year37$56,69730$56,148

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

LaGrange Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

LaGrange Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

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
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

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

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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