Gordon State College
Barnesville, GA 30204


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,901
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 994 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Gordon State College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,065 applications and 1,122 students were granted admission. Gordon State College is at the #52 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 55% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 70% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT750 to 970
ACT15 to 20

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Gordon State College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $10,619 and in-state students paid $2,874.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of Gordon State College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 64% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,568 (which is 3.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Gordon State College in 2016-2017, was 568, which is 60% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,278 (which is 0.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Gordon State College has enrolled a total of 3,901 students (2,491 students full-time and 1,410 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,901 students, 252 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 137 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 55%

Black/African American: 37%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Asian: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 9 largest majors offered at Gordon State College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 43% 325
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 8% 64
Education 8% 60
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7% 54
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 26
History 3% 22
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 1% 10
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 1% 4
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Gordon State College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Gordon State College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,100. Last year, out of the total 1,652 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,470 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,370 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,206 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,100 $31,300
Employment Rate 89% 88%
Total Graduates 1,652 1,370

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Gordon State College.

Clayton State University
39.2 mile away
Georgia State University
50.7 mile away
Georgia Military College
53.8 mile away
Columbus State University
59.2 mile away
Georgia Gwinnett College
65.1 mile away