South Georgia State College

Fast Facts

South Georgia State College was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on January 8, 2013 from the consolidation of South Georgia College in Douglas, Ga. and Waycross College in Waycross, Ga.

The tree-lined Douglas campus features 190 landscaped acres and includes a blend of well-maintained classroom and residential space with open green areas suitable for student gatherings.

The Waycross campus features 150 acres of wooded land and includes three academic buildings, a gymnasium, two lakes, a paracourse walking trail, and tennis and racquetball courts.

SGSC also has instructional sites in Americus and Valdosta.

SGSC faculty are credentialed and meet SACSCOC requirements to teach in their respective field. There are no graduate assistants teaching classes at South Georgia State College. The average class size for fall 2015 was 26, which allows faculty to provide personal attention and support for each student as needed.

Current Enrollment
2,648 students enrolled at South Georgia State College for the fall 2015 semester. This enrollment include students from 111 GA counties, 22 other states and 13 other countries. Approximately 69% of students attend full-time.

South Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Georgia State College.

School of Nursing

Georgia Board of Nursing

The South Georgia State College School of Nursing continues full approval for the ASN and RN-BSN programs

     Georgia Board of Nursing
     237 Coliseum Drive
     Macon, GA 31217-3858

South Georgia State College's School of Nursing ASN and RN-BSN programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326

For more information on the LPN-RN Bridge Program, ASN program and the RN-BSN program please contact us

Holdings in the William S. Smith Library on the Douglas campus exceed 100,000 items, including reference and non-reference books, bound and unbound periodicals, government documents, pamphlets, maps and audiovisual materials including audiocassettes, VHS tapes, CDs, and DVD’s.  The library subscribes to 25 print journals and magazines and four newspapers along with thousands of journal and newpaper titles in online databases.  Back issues are available in a variety of formats: paper, electronic and microfilm. Special collections on Georgia history and the history of the institution are available. The Library has individual study carrels and study tables for group work, three group study rooms, and a smart classroom.   

The Waycross Campus Library contains print volumes and electronic books which can be accessed using the online catalog (GIL-Find).  Using GIL-Find, patrons can search for holdings in both campus libraries, self-renew books, link to the universal catalog to request and receive books from the other libraries in the University System of Georgia. The Library receives over 32 periodical subscriptions and seven newspapers regularly, with back holdings in bound and microform format.  The collection includes audiovisual materials; videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, and even 33 1/3 LP records. There is also a special non-circulating Swamp Collection consisting of materials about the Okefenokee Swamp.  The Library has individual study carrels, two group study rooms, and an audiovisual room for individual and group work.

Both libraries utilize GALILEO (Georgia Learning Online, a statewide initiative), which links the libraries with others in Georgia to offer more than 100 generalized and specialized research databases.  Each library offers computer workstations with Internet access.  Printing capabilities are provided from both student-use and community-use workstations.  Wireless Internet, word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software are also available.

Athletics, Intramural Sports and Recreation
Intercollegiate athletics has a rich heritage in both Douglas and Waycross, drawing athletes from throughout Georgia as well as other states and countries.  The athletic program includes baseball, softball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s basketball (Waycross campus).  Students may also enjoy intramural flag football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, sand volleyball, sprikeball, and corn hole.  The Douglas campus features a nine-hole golf course and an indoor junior Olympic-size pool in its Wellness Center complex.  The Waycross campus has its own array of recreational venues, including two lakes, a paracourse walking trail that meanders through the 150-acre campus, a gymnasium, and tennis courts.

SGSC provides state of the art on-campus housing for students.  The Douglas campus’ residential facilities, Tiger Village I and Tiger Village II, opened in 2007 and 2010, respectively.  For more information on the benefits of on-campus housing, visit the Residence Life section of our website.   

SGSC’s Douglas Campus is situated off the main highway and is a short walk from a number of shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.  The Douglas campus is easily reached from US Highways 221 and 441 and Georgia Highways 32, 135, and 158.  Interstates 16, 75, and 95 are also within a convenient driving distance.

SGSC’s Waycross Campus is located on US Highway 82/Georgia Highway 520 (South Georgia Parkway) two miles west of downtown Waycross.  The Waycross campus is also easily reached from US Highways 1 and 84.  Interstates 75 and 95 are approximately 70 miles west and east of the Waycross campus, respectively, and Jacksonville, Fla. is 90 minutes south of the campus.

Both Douglas and Waycross feature safe neighborhoods and excellent school systems and medical care.  The cities have short, mild winters and delightful spring and fall seasons.  Douglas is located near General Coffee State Park, and Waycross is located near Laura Walker State Park and the Okefenokee Swamp Park.  Both cities are within close proximity of the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge.

Contact Information
Douglas Campus
100 West College Park Drive
Douglas, GA 31533

Waycross Campus
2001 South Georgia Parkway
Waycross, GA 31503
912.449.7610 (fax)

Georgia Southwestern State University Entry Program
Tominica Pines, Coordinator
800 GSW State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709
912.260.4681 (fax)

Valdosta State University Entry Program
Valerie Webster, Director of Entry Programs and Planning
1500 Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698
912.260.4662 (fax)