South Georgia College

South Georgia College

South Georgia College, often abbreviated as SGC, is a co-educational, community college located in Douglas, Georgia, United States. It was founded on August 18, 1906 under the name of 11th District A & M School. It was renamed as South Georgia College in 1927, and became the first state-supported two-year college in Georgia. The college campus is spread across 190 acres of urban land.

SGC offers study through the following academic divisions:

  • Business and Social Sciences
  • Humanities and Learning Support
  • Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Education
  • Nursing

The athletics teams of South Georgia College, known as the Tigers, participate in basketball, soccer and softball. They can also participate in club sports and intramural sports, such as, flag football, volleyball, weightlifting, golf, cross country, billiards and table tennis.

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South Georgia College
100 W College Pk Dr
Douglas , GA 31533-5098
General Phone: (912) 260-4200

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South Georgia College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts132liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing
Business and Management5business management, MIS
Mechanics and Repair1heavy equipment maintenance tech
Computer Science and Engineering1information science
Education and Teaching0teacher aide

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1916
Award of less than 1 academic year12

South Georgia College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Georgia College had a total enrollment of 1,754 students (1,488 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 82%
Part-Time 18%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 31%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 44%
20-21 21%
22-24 11%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

South Georgia College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 44 %

South Georgia College Room and Board (2007)

South Georgia College offers campus housing for 348 of its 1,488 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Douglas, 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 16 meals per week.

South Georgia College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400520
SAT Math390490
SAT Writing360510
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1619

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsrequired

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,312
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,814
Room and board $ 6,550
Room charge $ 6,550
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,100
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,204

Financial Aid:
South Georgia College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 159200)

South Georgia College Faculty

South Georgia College 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 year1*1*
Associate professoracademic year3$42,3934$48,726
Assistant professoracademic year8$38,2849$41,573
Instructoracademic year3$36,0008$41,250
All faculty totalacademic year15$39,76322$43,253

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

South Georgia College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports51924

South Georgia College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other

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

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What Sets South Georgia College Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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checked Offers distance learning
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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