Gordon State College

Barnesville, GA 30204
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Gordon State College is one of the twenty-nine public 4-year colleges in Georgia. The campus is located in Barnesville town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,986 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,233 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 777 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 63%). Every year 15% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Gordon State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,728, and fees were $1,100. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,910 and $1,100 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,986
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 64
Bachelor's degree 2 15

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1941 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1979 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT840 to 1030
ACT15 to 19
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$104/credit
In State Students$104/credit
Out of State Students$385/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,680 $4,680 $17,325
ADN 70 $7,280 $7,280 $26,950
BSN 125 $13,000 $13,000 $48,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Gordon State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 58% $4,926
Other Federal Grant 3% $950
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $2,618
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,612
Federal Student Loans 56% $5,083
Private Loans 2% $5,097


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,426
$30,001 to $48,000$9,144
$48,001 to $75,000$11,668
$75,001 to $110,000$13,310
Over $110,000$14,120

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.

Gordon State College
419 College Dr
Barnesville, GA 30204

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