Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA 31709

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is a public institution in the small town of Americus, Georgia. It is one of the most remote campuses out of the 10-campus University System of Georgia. The city of Americus has a population of just 17,000, while GSW has a student population of 3,000. The university was founded in 1906 as an agricultural and mechanical school. Over the years, the number of degree programs offered at the school has increased. These programs are offered through five GSW schools, including the College of Nursing and Health Science, which offers three ways to achieve a BSN.

Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing offers several undergraduate nursing programs. Students may choose from BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The school also offers an online MSN program that students can complete at home. The traditional BSN program is for students with no nursing licensure. Students have the opportunity to train in various clinical settings in the region, including local clinics, hospitals, and treatment centers. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program, with students completing their prerequisite general studies during their first two years of schooling. These nursing programs are accredited by the CCNE and the Georgia Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 73
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Georgia Southwestern State University

Darton State College
32.77 miles away
Albany State University
33.9 miles away
Columbus State University
52.14 miles away
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
56.76 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
62.46 miles away
Gordon State College
68.25 miles away
Bainbridge State College
82.16 miles away
Auburn University
82.88 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Coffee County Campus
88.63 miles away
Georgia College and State University
91.07 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1932 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1984 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 540
SAT: Math430 to 520
ACT Composite19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,828
30k to 48k$11,541
48k to 75k$14,424
75k to 110k$16,210
Over 110k$15,605
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $162.00 $589.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $185.00 $736.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Katherine Pope and Annie Lou Overton Scholarship

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Curtis G. Hames Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student from Georgia with a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (minimum composite ACT score of 27) and is majoring in nursing.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

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