Coastal Georgia Community College: Narrative Description

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3700 Altama Ave.
Brunswick, GA 31520
Tel: (912)264-7235
Free: 800-675-7235
Admissions: (912)264-7253
Fax: (912)262-3072
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 193-acre small town campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Endowment: $78,366. Educational spending 2003-04: $7190 per student. Total enrollment: 2,210. 644 applied, 77% were admitted. Students come from 8 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, immunization records. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/19. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1468 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5872 full-time, $245 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $212 full-time, $52 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Association of Nursing Students, Minority Advisement and Social Development Association, Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Winter Semi-Formal, Turkey Trot, Welcome Back Cookout. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Clara Wood Gould Memorial Library with 535 serials, 1,151 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $430,802. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Brunswick is the county seat of Glynn County, which includes the historic resort islands of St. Simons, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island. The climate is mild with a mean temperature of 68 degrees. Bus and rail serve the area. Besides being a tourist center, it is an industrial city. Recreational activities are unlimited including golf, bowling, fresh, salt water, and deep sea fishing, tennis, picnicking, surfing, and water skiing at excellent beaches. Numerous points of historical interest are in or near Brunswick. Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center are nearby.

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