North Georgia College & State University

North Georgia College & State University

North Georgia College and State University was established in 1873 as the North Georgia Agricultural College. It was an agricultural branch of the University of Georgia at that time. When the agricultural program was dropped in 1929, the name was changed to North Georgia College. University status was granted to the college in 1996, after which it was named North Georgia College and State University. NGCSU offers enrollment to over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. The rural campus is spread across 112 acres of land. The university operates 4 schools:

  • Mike Cottrell School of Business
  • School of Arts & Letters
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural & Health Sciences

NGCSU offers bachelor of arts, science and masters degrees in various area of study. Associates degrees in nursing, and certificate programs in teacher licensure and engineering transfer are also available to the students of this university.

The athletics teams of NGCSU are known as the Saints. They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field and softball.

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Contacting North Georgia

North Georgia College & State University
82 College Circle
Dahlonega , GA 30597-1001
General Phone: (706) 864-1400

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North Georgia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching382educational administration, special ed, middle school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine180registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Business and Management179business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts154French language, Spanish language, English, social services, political science, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement70criminal justice and safety
Science58biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling39psychology, community psychology
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science, information science
Family and Social Work15public administration
Fine Arts8fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6athletic trainer
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Music4music performance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree76330
Post-master's certificate501
Master's degree19113
Associate's degree1251

North Georgia Student Body

In 2007-2008, North Georgia had a total enrollment of 5,227 students (4,792 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 27%
22-24 19%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

North Georgia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 43 %

North Georgia Room and Board (2007)

North Georgia offers campus housing for 1,564 of its 4,792 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dahlonega, 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.

North Georgia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500580
SAT Math490580
SAT Writing470570
ACT Verbal2024
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

North Georgia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,070
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,362
Room and board $ 5,244
Room charge $ 2,652
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,592
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,646

Financial Aid:
North Georgia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 158500)

North Georgia Faculty

North Georgia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4239
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2039

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$91,8654$99,829
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*5$68,269
All faculty totalcalendar year8$91,43011$82,412

*: 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 year19$71,0328$69,747
Associate professoracademic year25$64,64024$62,304
Assistant professoracademic year44$51,00955$49,090
Instructoracademic year8$37,5019$37,892
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year96$57,39697$52,946

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

North Georgia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6511

North Georgia Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets North Georgia Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%North Georgia % of accepted students who choose to enroll

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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 Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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