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College of Coastal Georgia

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The College of Coastal Georgia is located in the small city of Brunswick, Georgia. Located near the southeastern coastline of Georgia, the college offers a number of academic programs for students. It is the most recent college facility in the state of Georgia, and is the fastest growing college in the Georgia University System. About 3,000 students are enrolled at any one time.


The college offers nine bachelor degree and nearly 50 associates degree programs. Bachelor degree programs are available to students in business administration, biological sciences, health, and nursing and also offers education preparation in addition to bachelor degree programs. Some of the associate degree programs include chemistry, agricultural economics, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry, dental hygiene, political science, nursing, nursing, hospitality management and criminal justice. .

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Students must apply to school at least thirty days before the school semester begins. Students also need to send transcripts or GED test scores to the admissions office as part of the admissions process. Georgia requires that all students must show proof of immunizations prior to the start of the school semester.

There are mandatory minimums on standardized tests for admission. A score of 430 SAT Critical Reading score must be met, or a 17 ACT score on English. If the minimum requirements are not met, the student will need to complete a COMPASS Placement Test.

Financial Aid

About 80 percent of students receive some sort of financial aid. The college also offers scholarships. The College of Coastal Georgia Foundation offers 50 scholarships per year with a $1,000 award to students. The college also features a number of endowed scholarships in different areas of study. The Lucas Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the entrepreneurship program. Florida residents are eligible for the Ajax Building scholarship. Nursing students are eligible for the Bloodworth Nursing Scholarship with a 3.0 GPA. Students who score more than 1,000 on the SAT are eligible for the Dunn Endowment Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5740th for the average student loan amount.
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The college has a bookstore, commons areas for students to gather and a number of coffee shops. Students may opt to use the student fitness health center, play a game on one of the tennis courts, or enjoy a movie. All students are encouraged to take a tour of the campus, including the newly renovated residential hall.

There are a number of clubs and organizations on campus. Student organizations include Mariner Athletics, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Brunswick Association of Nursing Students, Biology Club, Mariner’s Log Newspaper, Minority Academic Social Development Association, International Association, Golden Isles Arts and humanities Association, Non-Traditional Sports Group, Phi Theta Kappa, Soccer Club, Radiologic Technology Club, student Government Association, and Torchbearer’s Club. The student clubs and organizations are run by the Office of Student Life.

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Teams participate in the National Junior Colleges Athletics Association (NJCAA). The men’s athletic teams are widely known as the “Mariners” and the women’s athletic teams are known as the “Lady Mariners”. Students can choose from basketball, golf, tennis, volleyball and softball.

Local Community

Brunswick, Georgia is a historic small city in close proximity to the frequently visited southeast coastline of Georgia. Brunswick’s population is about 15,600 people. The city is known for its eye-catching landscapes, historic charm and coastline. The original buildings in Brunswick are maintained in their original capacity by the city. The city has a number of local amenities, including local art galleries, restaurants overlooking the shore and a number of waterfront activities.

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, the Ritz Theatre and the Art Downtown cultural arts center provide arts and entertainment options for residents. The Art Downtown center houses a fine art gallery, studio and production company – the Brunswick Actors’ Theatre. The Gallery on Newcastle is also located in the city, and features scenes from Coastal Georgia marshes.

For sports, golf fans enjoy the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, and the area is home to more than 250 holes of golf when including a number of nearby islands. The Atlanta Falcons National Football League team are within driving distance, and the city hosts a minor league baseball team, the River Snipes.

There are few beaches in the state of Georgia, and Brunswick is home to two. Other nearby beaches can be found on Jekyll Island and St. Simons island, which are known as the Golden Isles because they feature white-sand beaches are are magnets for tourists and locals. Beginning in fall 2011, all College of Coastal Georgia residents were given free special membership passes to them by the Jekyll Island Authority, which allows them full access to the island and its beaches. The school hosts programs, athletic events and a number of class-related activities on the island.

Brunswick is also known as the center of the shrimping industry in the state. At one time it was known as “The Shrimp Capital of the World. In recent years, the industry has seen production levels drop. Every year, Jekyll Island is home to the Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits Festival. The area is also home to Georgia’s crab and oyster industry.


The college is accredited by a number of agencies. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools allows the school to grant degrees. Individual programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the National League for Nursing – Accrediting Commission, the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Information Summary

Ranks 49th in Georgia and 1632nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 153rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.06

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 176 1.13
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.01
Forcible Rape 5 0.03
Robbery 68 0.44
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 366 2.35
Larceny 850 5.45
Vehicle theft 45 0.29

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brunswick, GA 31520-3644
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population21,796 (21,310 urban / 486 rural)
Households8,576 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$23,898
Families5,411 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1301

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1501st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,918 $2,918 $10,776
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $97 $97 $359
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $18,688 $18,688 $26,546
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,932 $18,932 $26,790
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,888 $9,888 $17,746

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,871 $4,120 $3,871 $4,120 $9,856 $11,826
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,800
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,458 $8,600
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,400 $3,900
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,000 $7,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,100 $5,600
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,500 $3,700

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,276 (430 male / 846 female)
Admitted 1,049 (361 male / 688 female)
Admission rate 82%
First-time Enrollment 588 (230 male / 358 female)
FT Enrollment 488 (185 male / 303 female)
PT Enrollment 100 (45 male / 55 female)
Total Enrollment2,987

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
NAIA Basketball Conference Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference

ACT Test Admission

1153rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 36%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 22
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 23
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 22

SAT Test Admission

1039th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 70%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 410 / 510
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 540
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 840 / 1050

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity430
Meals per Week17
Room Fee$5,382
Board Fee$3,000

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2591st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,320 ($59,590 male / $52,200 female)
Number of FT Faculty 90 (40 male / 50 female)
Number of PT Faculty 172
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $1,836,344

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