College Fast Facts
South Georgia State College was founded in 1906 as the 11th District
Agricultural & Mechanical School.
SGC is the oldest publicly supported two-year school in Georgia.
The tree-lined campus features 190 landscaped acres.
The faculty-student ratio is 1:20. About half of all full-time faculty
members have Ph.D. degrees or equivalent. There are no graduate assistants
teaching classes at South Georgia State College.
Student enrollment reached 2,000 in Fall Semester 2009.
South Georgia State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and
associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the
accreditation of South Georgia State College. South Georgia State College is also accredited
by the National League for Nursing and the Georgia Board of Nursing. Credits
earned at SGC are accepted by colleges and universities across Georgia and the
Holdings in the SGC William S. Smith Library exceed 100,000 items,
including reference and non-reference books, bound and unbound periodicals,
government documents, pamphlets, maps and audiovisual materials, including
audiocassettes, VHS videotapes, and DVDs. The library subscribes to 66
journals and magazines as well as ten newspapers. Back issues are available
in a variety of formats: paper, electronic and microfilm. GALILEO (Georgia
Learning Online, a statewide initiative) links SGC's library with others in
Georgia to offer more than 100 generalized and specialized research
databases. Computer workstations offer access to the Internet through the
campus network. Printing capabilities are provided from both student-use and
community–use computer workstations. Wireless Internet and word-processing,
presentation, and spreadsheet software is also available.
Athletics, Intramural Sports and Recreation
Students may participate in intercollegiate baseball, softball,
soccer (men and women) and cross country (men and women). South Georgia
State College plans to add golf and swimming for the 2010-2011 academic year. SGC
is a member of the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association and the
National Junior College Athletic Association. SGC students may participate
in intramural flag football, basketball and softball. Other activities
include tennis, weightlifting, golf, table tennis, billiards, volleyball,
and video games on the high-definition televisions inside the Clower Student
Center. Athletic facilities on campus include a baseball stadium, tennis
courts, a nine-hole golf course, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor
basketball court, and fields for softball, soccer and football.
Prospective students must submit an application, high school transcript
or GED scores and an immunization form. Depending on SAT/ACT scores and a high
school transcript, students may be required to take the COMPASS Exam to
determine the need for learning support.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
In 2008-09, South Georgia State College's Financial Aid Office awarded over
$9.4 million in assistance. Approximately 80 percent of SGC students receive
financial aid in the form of Scholarships, Grants, Loans or Work-Study. South
Georgia State College also offers a variety of scholarships through the SGC
South Georgia State College is one of the few two-year schools in Georgia
offering the advantages of on-campus housing for students. Each resident has a
private bedroom/sink, and shares a bathroom with one other resident. All
residents are required to purchase a meal plan. Rates for room and meal plan
choices are available on the most current fees sheet, provided by the Office of
Business Affairs. SGC’s newest residential facilities are Tiger Village, which
opened in 2007, and Tiger Village II, to be completed in 2010.
Situated off the main highway through town, the South Georgia State
College campus is a short walk from a number of shops, restaurants and
supermarkets. SGC is easily reached from US Highways 221 and 441 and Georgia
Highways 32, 135 and 158. Interstates 16, 75 and 95 are also within a
convenient driving distance. SGC is located approximately two hours from the
Atlantic Beaches and Jacksonville, Fla., and four hours from Atlanta.
Douglas, Georgia, is a growing community featuring safe
neighborhoods and excellent medical care. The town has short, mild winters,
and delightful spring and fall seasons.
Located near the General Coffee State Park and the Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge, the area around Douglas abounds with a variety of
activities. Whatever your interest - biking, camping, golfing, river
fishing, tubing, hunting, or just plain relaxing - it can be found in and
South Georgia State College
100 West College Park Drive
Douglas, Georgia 31533-5098
Toll Free in Georgia: 1.800.342.6364
10 Things You Should Know About South Georgia State College
- Founded in August 1906, South Georgia State College celebrated its Centennial
during the 2006-2007 academic year.
- The South Georgia State College Foundation was created in 1971 and now has
assets of over $2 million.
- The SGC Foundation has over 140 fully endowed scholarships for
academically-talented high school graduates as well as non-traditional
- South Georgia State College enrollment for Fall Semester 2009 was at a record
high of 2,000 students.
- A recent study by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business
reported that South Georgia State College contributes more that $46 million
annually to the economies of Coffee and surrounding counties.
- The South Georgia State College women’s softball team won its first-ever state
championship in 2008, and competed in the national tournament later that
- The men’s soccer team is consistently ranked as one of the top junior
college soccer teams in the country.
- South Georgia State College is listed on the National Registry of Historic
Places, and the Clower Student Center has received a number of awards for
the building’s restoration project.
- South Georgia State College has recently been reaccredited for 10 years by the
SACS Commission on Colleges.
- South Georgia State College is a hub for the arts in Coffee County and the
surrounding area, and hosts a number of theatrical productions, concerts,
art shows, book presentations and other cultural events.