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Cochran, GA 310141599

Middle Georgia College

Middle Georgia College Rating: 3.5/5 (24 votes)

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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

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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6548th for the average student loan amount.
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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).

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


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.

Information Summary

Ranks 42nd in Georgia and 1372nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 509th 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 1 0.03
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 16 0.47

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 11 0.21
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.04
Forcible Rape 1 0.02
Robbery 5 0.10
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 59 1.13
Larceny 186 3.56
Vehicle theft 2 0.04

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Cochran, GA 310141599
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population12,569 (5,636 urban / 6,933 rural)
Households4,714 (2.53 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,444
Families3,371 (3.03 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
Undergraduate PopulationMedium 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 District1308

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1940th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,277 $2,277 $8,411
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $826 $826 $826
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $95 $95 $350
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 $12,935 $12,935 $19,069
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,935 $12,935 $19,069
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,803 $9,803 $15,937

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,734 $3,067 $2,734 $3,067 $8,734 $9,053
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $960(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $6,980 $7,180
On-Campus – Other Expenses $800(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,248 (617 male / 628 female)
Admitted 1,068 (537 male / 531 female)
Admission rate 86%
First-time Enrollment 829 (409 male / 420 female)
FT Enrollment 739 (367 male / 372 female)
PT Enrollment 90 (42 male / 48 female)
Total Enrollment3,104

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 tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 Capacity1,493
Meals per Week29
Room Fee$4,882
Board Fee$2,632

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3687th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,809 ($48,488 male / $46,726 female)
Number of FT Faculty 96 (55 male / 41 female)
Number of PT Faculty 141
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $2,152,855

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