Gordon State College

Public, Four-years School Located in Barnesville, GA

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How much is the Gordon State tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Gordon State's tuition & fees is $3,475 for Georgia residents and $10,381 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $16,808 for Georgia residents and $23,714 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Gordon State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$3,475
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,381
Books & Supplies Costs$1,350
On-campus Room & Board$9,257
On-campus Expenses$2,726
Off-campus Room & Board$6,230
Off-campus Expenses$4,333
2023-2024 Estimates
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$3,187
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,076

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Gordon State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $38,564 at Gordon State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $86,496. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $65,039.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$10,076$22,059$16,453
Sophomore (2024-25)$9,780$21,763$16,322
Junior (2025-26)$9,493$21,476$16,194
Senior (2026-27)$9,215$21,198$16,071
4 Years Total$38,564$86,496$65,039
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$9,780$21,763$16,322
Sophomore (2025-26)$9,493$21,476$16,194
Junior (2026-27)$9,215$21,198$16,071
Senior (2027-28)$8,944$20,927$15,951
4 Years Total$37,432$85,364$64,537
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$9,493$21,476$16,194
Sophomore (2026-27)$9,215$21,198$16,071
Junior (2027-28)$8,944$20,927$15,951
Senior (2028-29)$8,681$20,664$15,834
4 Years Total$36,333$84,265$64,049
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$9,215$21,198$16,071
Sophomore (2027-28)$8,944$20,927$15,951
Junior (2028-29)$8,681$20,664$15,834
Senior (2029-30)$8,427$20,410$15,721
4 Years Total$35,266$83,198$63,576
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$8,944$20,927$15,951
Sophomore (2028-29)$8,681$20,664$15,834
Junior (2029-30)$8,427$20,410$15,721
Senior (2030-31)$8,179$20,162$15,611
4 Years Total$34,231$82,163$63,117

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Gordon State' tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $9,838.
Gordon State College$3,475$10,381
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,539
Public Schools$5,081$9,838
Private Schools$19,171

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Gordon State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Gordon State CollegeBarnesville, GA$3,475$10,381
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeTifton, GA$3,165$10,071
Atlanta Metropolitan State CollegeAtlanta, GA$3,106$9,731
Georgia Highlands CollegeRome, GA$2,944$9,296
South Georgia State CollegeDouglas, GA$2,970$9,322

Financial Aid and COA

At Gordon State College, 2,682 students (86%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,776.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Gordon State is $17,938 for students living on-campus and $16,518 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 411 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,701 and the average amount of student loans is $5,111.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$16,808$23,714
COA (off-campus)$15,388$22,294
Tuition & Fees$3,475$10,381
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,333$13,333
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,913$11,913
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,032$17,938
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$9,612$16,518
Average Financial Aid$5,776$5,776
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,68286%$5,776
Pell Grants1,40645%$5,107
Federal Student Loan1,07835%$5,384
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid41193%-
Grants or Scholarships39489%$7,701
Federal Grants31772%$7,420
Pell Grants26460%$5,654
Other Federal Grants31171%$2,764
State/Local Grants18742%$2,901
Institutional Grants5512%$2,539
Student Loan Aid21749%$5,111
Federal Student Loans21549%$4,972
Other Student Loans92%$4,446
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level321293$5,783
110,001 or more3016$1,935

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Gordon State's acceptance rate is 87.64%. A total of 1,295 applicants applied to and 1,135 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 587 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 51.72%.
To apply to Gordon State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Admission test scores and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate87.64%85.52%89.56%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)51.72%58.47%46.77%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Gordon State. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 990 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 20.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total9909001,080
National Average1,168
Georgia Average1,112
SAT EBRW510470550
SAT Math480430530
ACT Composite201623
National Average24
Georgia Average22
ACT Math201524
ACT English191424

Student Population

Gordon State College has a total of 3,135 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,035 male students and 2,066 female students attending Gordon State. The school offers online degree programs and 667 students enrolled online exclusively (21.28% of all students).
Undergraduate3,101 1,0352,066

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address419 College Dr, Barnesville, GA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered25 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate93.32%
Student Population3,135
Graduation Rate23%
Transfer-out Rate34%
Retention Rate54% (Full-time), 21% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate21 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties103 (Full-time), 65 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs241 (Full-time), 75 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,663
Average Staff Salary$45,953