General Information About Macon State College
As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Macon State College is building a new model in higher education – a focused baccalaureate institution whose resources are dedicated to the advancement of a defined region. The college prepares students to succeed in a technology-rich, information-driven global economy while developing important life and citizenship skills through a solid foundation in the liberal arts. Affordable and accessible, its professionally oriented degree programs are concentrated in selected disciplines that lead to rewarding careers and enhance the economic and cultural vitality of Central Georgia. With a main campus in Macon, a site in Warner Robins, and a center on Robins Air Force Base, the college offers baccalaureate degrees in areas linked directly to important regional needs in business, communications, information technology, nursing, teacher preparation, public service, health services administration and health information management. In addition to its baccalaureate offerings, the college serves as a gateway to the University System of Georgia through associate degree programs representing the first two years of college work and learning support coursework that allows under-prepared students to develop their academic potential. Macon State College is strongly committed to quality education and student success through excellence and innovation in teaching. A highly flexible and dynamic institution, it actively recruits faculty, staff and administrators with the experience and talent to sustain a supportive and productive learning environment for a diverse student population. Scholarly pursuits are encouraged with emphasis on applied research related to regional issues, the college’s core disciplines and institutional effectiveness. Student life is enriched through cultural, social and recreational programs, as well as opportunities for leadership in student government and participation in extracurricular organizations. The special needs of a commuting population are recognized in the design and delivery of counseling, testing, career planning and placement services. Economic outreach and community engagement are accomplished through an extensive program of continuing and professional education. The college’s Institute for Business and Information Management serves as its primary economic development resource for Central Georgia. The institute responds to the unique and complex educational needs of Robins Air Force Base and its associated aerospace firms.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
Campus Setting Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 56%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 8,696 Native American 31.0 Asian 205.0 African American 3,212.0 Hispanic 188.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,453 Enrolled FullTime Graduates