South Georgia State College is a residential state college of the University System of Georgia focused on a core of strong teaching and personalized academic advising. It has a long and distinguished tradition of serving the people of Georgia.
The principle reason that students attend SGSC is to complete a program of study.
Students pursue associate degrees in 23 programs of study which transfer to other institutions or prepare them for careers in a variety of fields. SGSC students go on to attend four-year institutions within Georgia and outside the state with an excellent foundation in the core curriculum. Students may also remain at SGSC to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) or a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (BS).
In order to complete the degree program in a timely manner, students must precisely follow their program map for their degree.
Outside of class, students may participate in a wide range of activities, cultural events and intercollegiate sports. The Douglas campus serves as a cultural and athletic hub for area residents and for students with a state-of-the-art wellness center and gymnasium that features a collegiate-sized swimming pool and training equipment. SGSC is well located for fun and relaxation – Georgia's Golden Isles are only 90 minutes away and Jacksonville, Florida, is a two-hour drive.
South Georgia State College (SGSC) was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on January 8, 2013, from the consolidation of Waycross College and South Georgia College in Douglas. The new, multi-campus institution serves approximately 2,500 students from 109 Georgia counties, 28 states, and 10 countries.
SGSC’s main service area encompasses 15 counties in southern Georgia. It includes campuses in Douglas and Waycross, entry programs through Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus) and Valdosta State University, and ACCEL programs in partnership with area high schools. As a result, SGSC now provides a wider selection of classes for its students.
SGSC currently offers two bachelor's degrees - the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Associate degrees are also offered in over 20 programs of study. Now known as a state college within the University System of Georgia, the potential exists for SGSC to offer additional baccalaureate degrees in the future.
The College is committed to achievement and utilizes a number of strategies on each campus to guide students in their academic pursuits. Among these strategies are tutoring and individualized academic guidance from professionals in their field of study. Other services, such as those meeting counseling and disability needs, help to support overall student success.
Students have the flexibility to live on campus in Douglas or plan their schedules around family and work by utilizing any of SGSC’s convenient locations. The Douglas Campus boasts two modern residence halls, which provide additional student life programming and all the amenities and comforts of home to enjoy college life. A revitalized dining hall and the Clower Student Life Center offer additional social activities. Likewise, a newly renovated Student Learning Center and the James M. Dye Student Services Building provide a sense of community and fun for students utilizing the Waycross Campus. SGSC also offers over 20 clubs and organizations between both campuses to provide students with a well-rounded collegiate experience.
Intercollegiate athletics has a rich heritage in both Douglas and Waycross, drawing athletes from throughout Georgia as well as other states and countries. The athletic program includes baseball, women’s softball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s basketball. Students may also enjoy intramural sports and individual play on numerous fields and courts on both campuses. The Douglas Campus features a nine-hole golf course and an indoor junior Olympic-size pool in its Wellness Center complex. The Waycross Campus has its own array of recreational venues, including two lakes, a paracourse walking trail that meanders through the 150-acre campus, a gymnasium, and tennis and racquetball courts.
SGSC currently contributes over $70 million annually to the region’s economy. The College partners with economic development officials to strengthen the quality of life in the communities it serves by hosting over 30 cultural or educational events each year. Both the South Georgia State College Foundation and the James M. Dye Foundation support the College through annual awards of tuition assistance. Funding for campus priorities not covered by the state or through tuition is also provided to strengthen the institution’s academic and economic footprint throughout the state of Georgia.
Vision & Mission
South Georgia State College will be a student-centered institution that produces life-long learners well equipped to succeed in a diverse global society.
South Georgia State College, a state college of the University System of Georgia, is a multi-campus, student-centered institution offering high-quality associate and select baccalaureate degree programs. The institution provides innovative teaching and learning experiences, a rich array of student activities and athletic programs, access to unique ecological sites, and residential options to create a diverse, globally-focused, and supportive learning environment.
The tree-lined Douglas campus features 190 landscaped acres and includes a blend of well-maintained classroom and residential space with open green areas suitable for student gatherings.
The Waycross campus features 150 acres of wooded land and includes three academic buildings, a gymnasium, two lakes, a paracourse walking trail, and tennis and racquetball courts.
SGSC also has instructional sites in Americus and Valdosta.
SGSC faculty are credentialed and meet SACSCOC requirements to teach in their respective field. There are no graduate assistants teaching classes at South Georgia State College. The average class size for fall 2012 was 28, which allows faculty to provide personal attention and support for each student as needed.
2,684 students enrolled at South Georgia State College for the fall 2013 semester. This enrollment include students from 109 GA counties, 28 other states and 18 other countries. Approximately 71% of students attend full-time.
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Admissions & Requirements
COSTS FOR 10 MONTHS:(2 Semesters, 1 year)
|Tuition and Fees||$ 11,700|
|Room and Meals||$ 8,900|
|Books and Supplies||$ 1,000|
|Insurance and Other Expenses||$ 1,300|