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Located in Barnesville, Georgia, Gordon State College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Barnesville draws many to the area.

$18,484 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
88% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Gordon State College?


Contact details for Gordon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 419 College Dr, Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: 678-359-5555

How Do I Get Into Gordon?

You can apply to Gordon online at:

Admission Requirements for Gordon

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gordon?

88% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 88%, Gordon is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to Gordon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 550. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gordon State College  ( 470 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Gordon State College  ( 430 to 530 )
Gordon received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 24. Math scores were between 15 and 24. Composite scores were between 16 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Gordon State College  ( 14 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Gordon State College  ( 15 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Gordon State College  ( 16 to 23 )

Can I Afford Gordon State College?

$18,484 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
3.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gordon is $18,484. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Gordon, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $4,917 a year. That adds up to $19,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gordon is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Gordon State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,580 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,101 undergraduate students at Gordon, with 1,580 being full-time and 1,521 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,580 full-time undergraduates at Gordon, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gordon State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 601
Hispanic or Latino 75
White 829
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 58

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Gordon State College. At this time, 5 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 5 countries are represented at Gordon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Thailand, Vietnam, and Peru.

Online Learning at Gordon State College

969 Took All Classes Online
2,342 Took At Least One Class Online
85.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,342 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gordon has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Gordon

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gordon State College was 85.1%. This is the #266 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gordon regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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