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

85 Undergraduate Degrees
$18,221 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

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Gordon State College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gordon.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Gordon State College?

Location of 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 required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gordon?

84% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
Gordon has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 66% 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 430 and 530. Math scores were between 410 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gordon State College  ( 430 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Gordon State College  ( 410 to 500 )
Gordon received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 19. Math scores were between 15 and 18. Composite scores were between 15 and 19.

ACT English Scores for Gordon State College  ( 14 to 19 )
ACT Math Scores for Gordon State College  ( 15 to 18 )
ACT Composite Scores for Gordon State College  ( 15 to 19 )

Can I Afford Gordon State College?

$18,221 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
16.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gordon is $18,221. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gordon, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $5,088 a year. That adds up to $20,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gordon is 16.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Gordon State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,228 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,495 undergraduate students at Gordon, with 2,228 being full-time and 1,267 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Gordon

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,228 full-time undergraduates at Gordon, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Gordon

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Gordon Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 1,013
Hispanic or Latino 104
White 986
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

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

328 Took All Classes Online
1,116 Took At Least One Class Online
43.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,116 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.


This school is the 18th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Gordon

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gordon State College was 43.3%. This is the #307 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gordon regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Gordon majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 2%
Registered Nursing 2%

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%.

Gordon State College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 51 34 85
TOTAL 51 34 85


*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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