Forming part of the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia College is a charter unit which is supported with state funds. The school traces its roots all the way back to 1884 when it was founded as part of the New Ebeneezer Association, a predominantly Baptist religious denomination. Notably, the institution—due to its peculiar curriculum, at least for the period—became at this time the first two-year college in the nation, a phenomenon which would grow in popularity over the years.
In 1927 the school was renamed the Middle Georgia Agricultural and Mechanical Junior College, and by 1929 it was given its final, present name. By 1931 the institution was placed under direct control of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia which continues to control it to the present day.
Middle Georgia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is divided into six different academic divisions, which are: Aviation Management and Business; Aviation Technology; Health Sciences; Humanities; Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and G.A.M.E.S.; and Social Sciences and Education.
Although Middle Georgia College has historically been a two-year college, it is undergoing a transition to incorporate more four-year degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management (specializing in either Flight, Air Traffic Control, Airport Management, or Logistics) is already available, and there are plans to imminently incorporate a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Special Education.
The school’s ample offering of associate degrees and certificates are predominantly focused in the areas of nursing, flight, air traffic control, occupational therapy assistant, aviation management technology, aircraft structural technology, and surveying, with broad employment opportunities upon completion of such programs. The school offers in-class, online, nighttime, weekend and part-time study plans to help students achieve their academic goals.
Middle Georgia College has a mildly selective admissions process, meaning that not all applicants will be accepted. The school considers a variety of different kinds of applicants, dividing them in the following ways:
Freshman and Freshman Transfer students are expected to present their transcripts and furthermore should have obtained a 2.0 GPA or more (in the case of College-Prep diploma recipients) or a 2.2 GPA (in the case of Tech-Prep/Vocational diploma recipients). For freshman transfers, a student must currently be in good academic standing with the previous institution.
Non-traditional applying students are considered to be people having graduated high school more than five years ago with less than 30 transferable college semester hours accrued. All that needs to be supplied here is the high school diploma or GED and applicable transcripts.
Other transfer students that have accrued more than 30 college semester hours must have a 2.0 GPA or more and currently be in good academic standing, and present transcripts from all institutions attended.
Home schooled and international students are subject to specific admissions requirements that aim to guarantee English and reading and math proficiency of a minimally acceptable level to be able to keep up with Middle Georgia College coursework. In these cases, good scores on the SAT or ACT exams may exempt such applicants from certain special requirements.
Financial aid distribution is at fifty-nine percent scholarships per grants and forty-one percent loans per jobs. If you are not a need based student, non-need distribution for financial aid is determined by Academics, Alumni Affiliation, Art, Athletics, Job Skills, Leadership, Minority Status, Music/Drama and State/District Residency. Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. Financial aid forms are FAFSA. Likewise, need based financial aid distribution is determined through Academics, Alumni Affiliation, Art, Athletics, Job Skills, Leadership, Minority Status, Music/Drama and State/District Residency.
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Student enrollment at Middle Georgia College has hovered around the 3,000 mark for many years now. Though the majority of students do not live on-campus, the main Cochran campus does include student residence halls; the other two campuses (in Dublin and Eastman, respectively) are strictly commuter campuses. The Cochran campus includes eight different residence halls, with the most modern and comfortable offering single suites with all the modern amenities imaginable, making for an excellent student experience.
Middle Georgia College is the home of a wide variety of student organizations and clubs, such as the Baptist Student Union, the ENCORE Players and Singers, Gamma Beta Phi, the Minority Alliance Club, and Phi Theta Kappa, among many others. Furthermore, students can get involved in the different school publications, which include The Hilltopper (the college yearbook), The Core (the college newspaper), and Muses (the college literary publication).
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Middle Georgia College has a handful of men’s and women’s sports teams competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The school’s teams, collectively known as The Warriors, are, for men: baseball, basketball and soccer; and for women: fast pitch softball, basketball and soccer.