South Georgia College: Narrative Description

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100 West College Park Dr.
Douglas, GA 31533-5098
Tel: (912)389-4510; Admissions: (912)389-4200; Fax: (912)389-4392; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1906. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Endowment: $150,321. Total enrollment: 1,431. 554 applied, 99% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 34% 25 or older, 11% live on campus. 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT required; SAT II: Subject Tests required for some. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $1332 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5324 full-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time. College room only: $1990.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Georgia Association of Student Nurses, Baptist Student Union, Agricultural Club, Residents Assistants Club, Student Organization for Black Unity. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 150 college housing spaces available; 140 were occupied in 2002-03. On-campus residence required in freshman year. William S. Smith Library with 79,190 books, 327 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $444,906. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Douglas is situated in the southern part of Georgia; having a delightful climate, winters are mild, and the summers pleasant. This community is one of the largest tobacco markets in the South. Livestock, poultry, naval stores, light industry, and the manufacture of mobile homes. Part-time employment is available for students. The community facilities include churches of all denominations, regional library, hospital, community concert association. Recreational facilities are the golf course, recreation center, tennis courts, pools, etc.

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