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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!”
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- 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
- Accredited public-independent liberal arts college with a primary mission as a two-year college
- Thirteen college campuses located throughout Georgia
- Global 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
- Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader medal – Recognizes 100 hours of community service. 374 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
- 16,351 students enrolled for academic year 2019-2020
- 42 states and 20 nations represented in 2019-2020
- 55% minority enrollment in 2017-2018
- 1,880 graduates in the Class of 2020, with 1,968 degrees awarded
- Over 4,500 students participated in Dual Enrollment during 2019-2020
- Ethics integrated throughout college courses of study and College Ethics Bowl competion team
- Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, with 28 Associate Degree Program Concentrations
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees in Business Management; Supervision and Management; Supply Chain Management and Logistics;Healthcare Management and Supply;Homeland Security amd Emergency Management.
- Course transfer agreements with 50 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: 13 students
- 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
- Football, Women’s Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross-Country, Golf; Co-ed Riflery
- National Champions Men’s Golf 2019, 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
State Champions: (GCAA) Men’s Soccer (2019, 2018); Women’s Soccer (2018)
The core values of our college are discussed in the essay “The Georgia Military College Core Values: Duty, Honor, and Country” and summarized below:
Georgia Military College students are expected to demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility. Said another way, students are expected to fulfill their obligations. The extent to which they are successful is measured by how well they fulfill their financial, disciplinary, academic, extracurricular, and personal obligations to the college and to faculty, campus organizations, and fellow students.
Georgia Military College students are expected to display a strong sense of personal integrity. They are expected to do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. As men and women of honor, students are expected to keep their word and fulfill their promises. Every student is bound by a Code of Honor that calls on each student to be truthful, respect the property of others, and do their own work. A GMC student does not lie, steal, cheat, or tolerate those who do. Our hope is that students will convert high standards for honesty practiced in the classroom to high standards for integrity practiced over a lifetime.
Georgia Military College is devoted to strengthening the love our students have for their country as well as their resolve to become contributing citizens. To this end, GMC students are offered frequent opportunities to practice selfless service in the communities where they study by taking part in service projects conducted college-wide. As well, they are afforded opportunities to affirm their loyalty to our nation and to reflect on the fundamental importance of our nation’s founding principles by observing and taking part in the frequent parades and ceremonies conducted by the college to celebrate important national events and holidays.
Georgia Military College (GMC) was established in 1879 by act of the Georgia General Assembly “…to educate young men and women from the Middle Georgia area in an environment which fosters the qualities of good citizenship.”
The school was originally called Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College and was ceded state government lands surrounding the Old Capitol Building, which was the seat of government for the State of Georgia from 1807-1868. The Old Capitol Building, then as now, is a central feature of the Milledgeville campus and sits on the city’s highest point.
The name of the school changed to Georgia Military College (GMC) in 1900. Legislative acts of 1920 and 1922 severed the relationship with the University of Georgia and made GMC a public institution operating under the direction of a publicly elected Board of Trustees.
In 1930, the official addition of a junior college division to the college-preparatory secondary school finally justified the title, College. In 1950, the United States War Department designated the institution a “Military Junior College.” Today GMC is one of only five Military Junior Colleges in the United States.
Georgia Military College offers a liberal-arts based, two-year curriculum designed to support student attainment of an associate degree and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students with an associate of applied science degree are offered a curriculum designed to support attainment of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. For selected college students who enroll in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and preparatory school students in the Junior ROTC program, GMC includes a military training and education component.
The Georgia Military College of today is a multi-campus institution whose mission is as it was at its founding, to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students.