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
  • 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
  • Washington Monthly --12th Best Community College
  • The Best Schools --14th Best Community College
  • CollegeAtlas.Org -- Top 25 Best Community Colleges
  • 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

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:

  • Emphasize community service and recognize 100 hours with the Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader medal and certificate; 440 awards presented 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, 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 11 nations represented
  • 56% minority enrollment
  • 1,410 graduates in the Class of 2015, with 1,478 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 Supervision and Management to begin Fall (October) 2015 at the Augusta and Online campuses
  • Course transfer agreements with 41 colleges and universities, 32 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
  • Highly successful learning support (remedial) programs in English, Writing, and Arithmetic 
  • 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