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:

  • 10th Best Community College--CNN Money
  • 9th Fastest Growing Community College--Community College Week
  • Top 100 Associate Degree Producers (2014)--Community College Week
  • National Champions of the 2014 National Junior College Ethics Bowl
  • Top 50 (29th) for number of Associate Degrees awarded to African American Students (2016) --Community College Week 
  • Top 50 (15th) Education Program for Two-Year Colleges (2016)-- Community College Week
  • Top 50 (46th) Criminal Justice Programs for Two-Year Colleges (2016)-- Community College Week
  • 2nd Place Winner of the 2016 National Junior College Ethics Bowl
  • 2016 Nominee Best Value College--BestValueColleges©
  • 2016 Best Value School Awardee-- University Research & Review
  • 2017 Best Value School Awardee- University Research & Review
  • 2017 Military Friendly Schools and Employees Designee--Victory Media
  • Top 20 Best Community College Online Teaching Programs Nationally (2017)-- Accredited Online Schools
  • Top 25 (11th) Affordable Online Psychology Degree Programs (2017)--AffordableColleges.com
  • Best General Studies College in Georgia (2017)-- Universities.com
  • Top 5 Best Community Colleges in Georgia (2017)- Universities.com Best Colleges
  • Top 10 Best Information Technology Colleges in Georgia (2017)-- University.com Best Colleges
  • Top 10 Best Law Enforcement Administration Colleges in Georgia (2017)-- University.com Best Colleges
  • Top 20 Best Community College Online Schools in Georgia for two-year colleges (2017)-- Accredited Online Schools
  • Top 25 (12th) Affordable Online Computer Science Degree Program (2017)- AffordableColleges.com
  • Top 25 (12th) Best Online Associate in Information Technology and Systems Programs (2017)- BestColleges.com
  • Top 5 (3rd) Affordable Online Associate in Network Security Degrees (2017)-AffordableColleges.com

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 college with a primary mission as a two-year college
  • Twelve college campuses located throughout Georgia
  • Online college campus that serves more than 4,000 fully online students
  • Residential, college-level, U.S. Army Senior ROTC program serving 254 students
  • The Military Junior College of Georgia and one of only four 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 – Recognizes 100 hours of community service. 170 awards presented since 2015.
  • 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:

  • 14,363 students enrolled for academic year 2016-2017
  • 39 states and 29 nations represented in 2016-2017
  • 56% minority enrollment
  • 1,622 graduates in the Class of 2017, with 1,721 degrees awarded

College Academics:

  • Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, with 24 Associate Degree Program Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees in Business Management; Supervision and Management; and Supply Chain Management and Logistics 
  • Course transfer agreements with 44 four-year colleges and universities, 40 of which provide GMC graduates with guaranteed admission; BAS transfer agreements with 18 technical colleges in Georgia
  • Free tutoring
  • Average class size: 18 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:

  • Football, Women’s Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross-Country, Golf; Co-ed Riflery
  • National Champions Men's Golf 2017 and 2004
  • National Champions 2015, 2014 and 2013, National Rifle Association, ROTC Division
  • National Champions NJCAA Football 2001; runner up 2013, 2005, and 2002
  • Four players earned 2016 NJCAA All-American Honors and had 6 active alums in professional football in 2016
  • State Champions (GCAA) in Softball for 2017 & 2016, Top 15 in 2017 & 2016 NJCAA National Championship Tournament