East Georgia College: Narrative Description
EAST GEORGIA COLLEGE I-9
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA 30401-2699
Web Site: http://www.ega.edu/
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 207-acre rural campus. Endowment: $32,500. Educational spending 2003-04: $3293 per student. Total enrollment: 1,420. 927 applied, 57% were admitted. Students come from 12 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 36% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 18% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.
Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. 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: $132 full-time, $38 per term part-time.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Hoopee Bird, student government, yearbook, Gamma Beta Phi, Wiregrass. Major annual events: free food days, Honors Day, Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. East Georgia College Library with 43,780 books, 203 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $187,940. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Swainsboro, the county seat of Emanuel County, is located in the southeast section of Georgia near the Center of the vast southern pine forest. The climate is mild with an annual mean temperature of 66 degrees; the average rainfall is 42 inches. Transportation is provided by the Georgia and Florida Railroad and Greyhound. Community facilities include one hospital, 24 churches, restaurants, hotels, motels, and shopping areas. Industry, agriculture, and forestry are important to the economy of the area. Agricultural products include cotton, tobacco, peanuts, soybeans, corn, and potatoes. Some of the industries manufacture sprinkler system valves, furniture, dressed lumber, seed processing, playground equipment, knitwear, molded plastics, screws, rivets, and component parts. A well-staffed and budgeted recreation department offers many recreational opportunities to youth. Fish ponds are in abundance in Emanuel County. Many fresh water streams are filled with trout and bream. Quail and wild turkeys abound and there are excellent reserves for hunting. The first week in May is set aside for the annual Emanuel County Pine Tree Festival.