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South Georgia State College

Douglas, GA 31533
United States

South Georgia State College, formed from the consolidation of South Georgia College and Waycross College on January 8, 2013, is a residential state college serving over 3,000 students.


Institution Overview

South Georgia State College is a four-year residential institution that serves the educational, social, and economic development of the region by providing accessible, high quality student-centered education. Through close collaboration with faculty and staff, students are engaged in educational opportunities that empower them for success in a sustainable global society. South Georgia State College prepares students to think critically, communicate proficiently, and act responsibly as civic-minded, environmentally conscious citizens.

  • South Georgia State’s more than 1,800 students come primarily from southeastern and south central Georgia, but the college’s residential facilities enable the institution to draw students from other regions of the state, neighboring states and foreign countries. The average age of students is 24-years-old, and 60 percent are women.
  • Students pursue associate degrees in 23 majors, which transfer to other institutions, and associate degrees and certificate programs in 10 majors designed to prepare them for careers in nursing, business and information systems.
  • The college’s Nightingale Mobile Clinic allows South Georgia State College’s nursing students to develop strong clinical skills and the ability to function as members of an interdisciplinary team while they work side-by-side with college faculty to deliver primary health care in a community setting.
  • South Georgia State College had an economic impact of more than $44.7 million during FY 2010.


South Georgia State College will be a student-centered institution that produces life-long learners well equipped to succeed in a diverse global society.


South Georgia State College, a state college of the University System of Georgia, is a multi-campus, student-centered institution offering high-quality associate and select baccalaureate degree programs. The institution provides innovative teaching and learning experiences, a rich array of student activities and athletic programs, access to unique ecological sites, and residential options to create a diverse, globally-focused, and supportive learning environment.

Current Mission was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia May 8, 2012.


South Georgia State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 South Georgia State College.


South Georgia State College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing (237 Coliseum Drive; Macon, GA 31217-3858). The program is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Information regarding the accreditation status of nursing programs may be obtained by contacting the NLNAC at - 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404.975.5000 or call 404.975.5000 for questions about the accreditation of South Georgia State College.


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