At a Glance - Overview

Start Here...Go Anywhere!

Georgia Military College’s (GMC) Mission:    The mission of Georgia Military College (GMC) is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students.  “Start Here…..Go Anywhere!”

Accolades:
CNN Money—9th Best Community College
Community College Week—9th Fastest Growing Community College
Community College Week—Top 100 Associate Degree Producers (August 2014)
Community College Week – Top 100  (33rd) for number of Associate degrees awarded to African American students
BestValueColleges©--2014 Nominee Best Value College
• National Champions 2014 National Junior College Ethics Bowl
Victory Media—Designated each GMC campus a 2015 “Military Friendly School”
University Research & Review—2015 Best Value School Awardee

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
• Addition of Junior College classes authorized by the Georgia Legislature in 1929: college classes began with 1931-32 school year

Identity:
• Accredited public-independent liberal arts two-year college
• Twelve 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:
• Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader medal – Recognizes100 hours of community service. 474 awards presented since 2002.
• Ethics integrated throughout college courses of study
• Character programs focus on critical thinking, character development, civic duty, and student success
• Student organizations promote character development, to include the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
• GMC is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Our Students:
• 12,438 students enrolled for academic year 2014-2015
• 42 states and 9 nations represented in 2014-2015
• 56% minority enrollment
• 1,410 graduates in the Class of 2015, with 1,472 degrees awarded

College Academics:
• Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, with 25 Associate Degree Program Concentrations
• Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Business Management and in Supervision and Management began Fall 2015 at the Augusta and Online campuses
• Course transfer agreements with 41 colleges and universities, 36 of which provide GMC graduates with a guaranteed admission
• Free tutoring
• Average class size: 16 students

College Admissions:
• No out-of-state tuition
• Open admissions = Only a high school diploma or GED is required for admission
• Vast array of college driven scholarship programs
• Approximately 85% of students receive financial aid

College Athletics:
• Women’s Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross-Country, Golf; Co-ed Riflery
• National Champions 2015, 2014 and 2013, National Rifle Association, ROTC Division
• National Champions NJCAA Football 2001; runner up 2013, 2005, and 2002
• 3 Players named to the 2014 NJCAA All-American Football Team & 3 Junior College Football Alumni selected in the 2015 NFL Draft