Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade C
- Valuegrade C
- Diversitygrade B
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade C
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade C+
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade A
- Student Lifegrade C+
- Safetygrade A minus
Gordon State is a public college located in Barnesville, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,376 undergraduate students. The Gordon State acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Human Services. Graduating 17% of students, Gordon State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,100.
Gordon State College Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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$9,186 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,540 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 70 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities324 Graduates
- Nursing83 Graduates
- Human Services49 Graduates
- Business41 Graduates
- Elementary Education40 Graduates
- Biology20 Graduates
- Medical Records Administration13 Graduates
- History12 Graduates
- English10 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies4 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
- Very cool20%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available
- of students say they don't have Greek life. 7 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 7 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
- Good for learning about college16%
- Home away from home3%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Colleges like Gordon State College
- grade C+Southern Crescent Technical College
- 2 Year
- Griffin, GA
- Rating 3.68 out of 5 200 reviews
- grade B minusClayton State University
- 4 Year
- Morrow, GA
- Rating 3.59 out of 5 1,172 reviews
- grade CMiddle Georgia State University
- 4 Year
- Macon, GA
- Rating 3.75 out of 5 497 reviews
- grade C+Fort Valley State University
- 4 Year
- Fort Valley, GA
- Rating 3.42 out of 5 761 reviews
Gordon State College Reviews
Rating 3.67 out of 5 543 reviews
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I am a rising sophomore at Gordon State College majoring in Early Childhood Education. So far, my experience at Gordon has been great. I’ve met new friends and professors. The professors at Gordon are very welcoming and the other staff, including the President and the Dean of Students are wonderful people as well. They have helped me to become the best college student I could be in this past school year. There is nothing I would change at Gordon because it’s great just the way it is. From day one, I have felt so welcomed and I don’t feel like I would have received that from any other school. Gordon prepares your for your degree and for your life after college. The professors all want you to succeed and be the best at whatever you strive to do in life. Gordon was a great choice for me and it can be great for anyone else as well. You’ll enjoy being a Highlander just like I am.
The administration at Gordon State College has been inconsistent. I met with one faculty member who was kind and knowledgeable. However, my guidance counselor has not been encouraging or helpful. I was told I was enrolled in a class, but I had not been. I missed my opportunity to be in that class and was lied to. Additionally, I was not informed of an online course I had to take for enrollment. I quickly completed the course, and I was told that the hold was taken off of my account. However, the hold was still on my account three months later. Fortunately, I have had smart professors who have a passion for teaching. I have enjoyed my time at Gordon State College, but I have had struggles along the way. I would like to see more staff training at the college to fully develop the guidance counselors and help them become the best supporters of the students.
Online classes have always been a struggle for me. However, that all changed when I received all A’s second semester. The online experience with Gordon wasn’t bad at all. I was more focused and had more of a drive and motivation to get my work done. The deadlines were spread out as well so I was able to get my work done in a timely fashion. There were no technical problems. Whenever I needed help my professors and my advisor were just an email away. This was a drastic change for everyone but it in the end, I got through it and succeeded.