Middle Georgia College

Middle Georgia College

Middle Georgia College, also referred to as MGC, is the oldest, two-year college in the United States and is located in Cochran, Georgia. It was founded in the year 1884. In addition to its historic campus in Cochran, MGC has two other campuses located in Eastman and Dublin. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Aviation Management and Business
  • Aviation Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and G.A.M.E.S.
  • Social Sciences and Education

The male students of Middle Georgia College in Cochran compete in sports such as baseball, basketball, and soccer. The women compete in fast pitch softball, soccer, and basketball. Students of the Cochran campus also participate in many clubs and organizations including the Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, and Gamma Beta Phi.

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Contacting Middle Georgia College

Middle Georgia College
1100 Second St SE
Cochran , GA 31014-1599
General Phone: (478) 934-6221

Middle Georgia College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts286liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair102autobody repair, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Engineering Technician19surveying tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16occupational therapist assistant
Transportation6aviation tech, air traffic controller

Number of programs and degrees for Middle Georgia College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1034
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years123
Associate's degree3498

Middle Georgia College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Middle Georgia College had a total enrollment of 3,444 students (2,834 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 85%
Part-Time 15%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 40%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 44%
20-21 19%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Middle Georgia College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 35 %

Middle Georgia College Room and Board (2007)

Middle Georgia College offers campus housing for 1,401 of its 2,834 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cochran, 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.

Middle Georgia College 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
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Middle Georgia College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,368
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,350
Room and board $ 4,800
Room charge $ 2,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,300
Books and supplies $ 820
Other expenses $ 820

Financial Aid:
Middle Georgia College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 158100)

Middle Georgia College Faculty

Middle Georgia College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3829
Non-tenured and not on tenure track161

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$67,7780*
Instructorcalendar year15$49,0970*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$52,2101*

*: 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 year11$59,8313$61,729
Associate professoracademic year7$49,80412$48,442
Assistant professoracademic year27$41,74124$40,212
Instructoracademic year6$44,8784$42,525
All faculty totalacademic year51$47,11943$44,225

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

Middle Georgia College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01010

Middle Georgia College Degree Programs (2007)

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Traffic Controller

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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