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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,058 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,065 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
63.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
141 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Gordon State College is $2,451, which is $4,540 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $9,058, which is 369% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,318 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,927.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Gordon State College received 2,065 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.7% annual decline. Out of those 2,065 applicants, 1,122 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,901 students enrolled at Gordon State College in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gordon State College has an overall enrollment yield of 77.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Gordon State College has a total enrollment of 3,901 students. The full-time enrollment at Gordon State College is 2,491 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,410. This means that 63.9% of students enrolled at Gordon State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gordon State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% White, 36.8% Black or African American, 3.38% Two or More Races, 3.36% Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% Asian, 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.03% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gordon State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.2%) and White Male (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 333 more women than men graduated from Gordon State College. The majority of students graduating from Gordon State College are White. These 370 graduates mean that there were 1.93 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 192 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Gordon State College is Registered Nursing with 39 graduates, followed by General Human Services with 32 graduates and Elementary Education & Teaching with 30 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Gordon State College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 371 graduates, followed by Public Administration and Social Service with 32 graduates and History with 11 graduates.


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Gordon State College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.63M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $55,569 (2.12%), compared to the N/A average return ($0 on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Gordon State College had a total expenditure of $41.2M. Of that $41.2M, they spent $15.7M on salaries and $4.31M on benefits.

Gordon State College employs 46 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 33 Professors. Most academics at Gordon State College are Female Assistant professors (30), Male Professors (22), and Male Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, Service, with 41 employees, and Management with 31 employees.



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