At a Glance

As a state college of the University System of Georgia, the mission of the College of Coastal Georgia is to be a college of choice for residents of Georgia and beyond by providing an accessible and affordable quality education. Advocating excellence in scholarship and community engagement, the College promotes student progression and timely graduation through student– centered programs that offer a rich and diverse student experience. Students are prepared for meaningful careers, advanced study, lifelong learning, and participation in a global and technological society. The institution will provide associate and baccalaureate degrees that support the intellectual, economic and cultural needs of the community and region.

Mission Statement

As a state college of the University System of Georgia, the College of Coastal Georgia will be a college of choice for residents of Georgia and beyond by providing an accessible and affordable quality education. Advocating excellence in scholarship and community engagement, the College promotes student progression and timely graduation through student-centered programs that offer a rich and diverse student experience. Students are prepared for meaningful careers, advanced study, lifelong learning, and participation in a global and technological society. The institution will provide associate and baccalaureate degrees that support the intellectual, economic and cultural needs of the community and region. (Approved by the USG Board of Regents (November 10, 2015)

Accreditation

The College of Coastal Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate 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 the College of Coastal Georgia.

Carnegie Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's

Majors
Baccalaureate

American Studies, Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, Data Science, Early Childhood/Special Education, Environmental Science, French Language and Literature, General Business, Health Informatics, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management & Tourism, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Middle Grades Education, Nursing, Nursing RN to BSN, Public Management, Psychology, Spanish Language and Literature, and Workforce Management & Leadership

Career Associate
Culinary Arts, Nursing, and Radiologic Science

Associate
Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum
Associate of Science, Core Curriculum

Notice of Non-Discrimination

College of Coastal Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status in its admission policies, educational policies, employment practices, athletic or other College-administered programs

Student Profile

The College of Coastal Georgia had a fall 2018 enrollment of 3546 students and achieved an FTE of 2944. In terms of self-declared ethnicity/race, 32% of students identify as underrepresented minorities, 66% white, and 2% undeclared. With an average age of 23, the College’s student body is composed of 68% female and 59% full-time students with 92% indicating Georgia residency, 7% out-of-state, and 1% out-of-country. New first-generation students (those with no parent or guardian who earned a bachelor's degree) account for 21% of the total student body, while adult learners (25 years of age or older) and military/veterans account for 15% and 16%, respectively. Pell Grant recipients account for 36% of students, while dual-enrolled high school students make up 10% of enrollment.

TUITION (2019-20)
  • In-State = $1,602 per semester ($106.80/credit hour)
  • Out-of-State = $5,917.95 per semester ($394.53/credit hour)

Tuition is based on 15 credit hours per semester

Out-of-State tuition waivers are available for residents of Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Scholarships
  • Over $19 million awarded annually in financial aid
Special Learning Opportunities
  • Nursing, radiologic science and teacher certifications
  • Distance education opportunities
  • Diversity and inclusion programming
  • Undergraduate research
  • Service-learning
  • Civic engagement
  • Study abroad
Student Services
  • Academic tutoring and instruction center
  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Counseling & disability services
  • Employment services for students
  • Library resources
  • Multicultural student services
  • New student orientation
  • Placement services for completers
  • Registration and graduation
  • TRIO student support services
  • Technology HelpDesk
  • Veterans' assistance
  • Work-study programs
  • Writing Center
Faculty & Staff
  • Number of Full-Time Faculty: 109
  • Number of Full-Time Staff: 168
  • Total Full-Time Employees: 277
Athletics
  • Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Member of the Sun Conference (TSC)

Eight varsity sports: men's basketball, women's basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women's softball, and women’s volleyball

The College’s athletic teams’ nickname is “the Mariners.” School colors are blue and gray. The Athletics Department is home to approximately 95 student-athletes from around the US and abroad, employing seven full-time and eight part-time coaches and staff.

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