Macon State College

Macon State College

Macon State College, also referred to as MSC, is a coeducational, public institution located in Macon, Georgia, United States. The college also has a satellite campus in Warner Robins, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and was established in October 1965. Classes started in 1968 after the college's name changed to Macon Junior College. In 1997, it received its present moniker. MSC now grants admission to over 6,000 students annually.

The schools under Macon State College include the following:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Nursing & Health Sciences

The College runs a Wellness Program for student which offers a variety of intramural sports and a number of recreational activities.

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Contacting Macon State

Macon State College
100 College Station Dr
Macon , GA 31206-5145
General Phone: (478) 471-2700

Macon State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts218liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management146business, business management, operations management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine117registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering84computer and info science, computer applications programming, computer support
Education and Teaching59early childhood education, teacher aide
Medical Administration49health care administration, medical records admin, medical records tech
Family and Social Work46child care management, community organization
Medical Support and Technology23respiratory care tech
Media4communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and police

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3538
Associate's degree3416
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years536

Macon State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Macon State had a total enrollment of 6,464 students (4,905 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 65%
Part-Time 35%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 40%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 17%
22-24 17%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 2%

Macon State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 50 %

Macon State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Macon, 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.

Macon State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Macon State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,182
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,164
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Macon State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 772800)

Macon State Faculty

Macon State 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
Professoracademic year16$76,4625$75,536
Associate professoracademic year15$62,88624$58,636
Assistant professoracademic year39$45,67964$46,124
Instructoracademic year5$38,7509$39,987
All faculty totalacademic year75$55,225102$49,968

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

Macon State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Community Organization and Advocacy

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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Macon State Highlights

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What Sets Macon State Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Macon State % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 7%Macon State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 9%Macon State % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Macon State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
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Top 12%Macon State Number of students
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Macon State % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Macon State Female % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 14%Macon State % of degrees in liberal arts
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Macon State % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Macon State % of degrees in medical administration

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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