At a Glance - Overview

A military legacy...a civilian experience

Accolades:

  • CNN Money—9th Best Community College
  • Community College Week—9th Fastest Growing Community College
  • Washington Monthly--12th  Best Community College
  • The Best Schools--14th Best Community College
  • CollegeAtlas.Org-- Top 25 Best Community Colleges
  • Victory Media—Designated each GMC campus a 2015 “Military Friendly School”
  • BestValueColleges©--2014 Nominee Best Value College
  • National Champions 2014 National Junior College Ethics Bowl

Founded:

  • Established by the Georgia General Assembly at Milledgeville, Georgia on October 14, 1879
  • First classes began on January 19, 1880
  • Named changed to Georgia Military College on December 17, 1900

Identity:

  • Accredited Preparatory School that serves more than 520 students in grades 6-12 (70 Graduates in 2014)
  • Accredited public-independent liberal arts two-year college
  • Nine college campuses located throughout Georgia
  • College online campus that serves more than 1000 online students
  • A residential, college-level, U.S. Army Senior ROTC program serving 254 students
  • Military Junior College of Georgia and one of only five Military Junior Colleges in the nation
  • Selected college students become U.S. Army commissioned officers in two years

Character Development:

  • Community service emphasized and recognized; 351 servant leadership awards since 2002
  • Ethics integrated throughout college and preparatory school courses of study
  • Character programs focus on critical thinking, character development, civic duty, and student success
  • Student organizations promote character development and include the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Our Students:

  • 12,053 students enrolled for academic year 2013-2014
  • 42 states and 11 nations represented
  • 54% minority enrollment
  • 1,363 graduates in the Class of 2014, with 1,438 degrees awarded

College Academics:

  • Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees
  • Developing Bachelor of Applied Science for academic year 2015-2016
  • More than 27 academic majors
  • Articulation agreements with 38 public and private colleges and universities
  • Free tutoring in all disciplines
  • Average class size: 14 students

College Athletics:

  • National Champions NJCAA Football 2001; runner up 2013, 2005, and 2002
  • National Champions NJCAA Men’s Golf 2004
  • Women’s Softball
  • Men’s and women’s soccer, cross-country, and golf
  • Co-ed riflery
  • National Champions 2014, 2013 National Rifle Association, ROTC Division

College Admissions:

  • No out-of-state tuition
  • Open admissions requiring only a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Highly successful learning support program and a vast array of college driven scholarship programs
  • Approximately 85% of students receive financial aid