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Middle Georgia State University

Macon, GA, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Formed by the consolidation of Middle Georgia College and Macon State College, Middle Georgia State University is a 4-year institution with five central Georgia campuses. MGA is home to eight colleges conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees. Once every year, MGA invites numerous artists, writers, and performers to campus for the annual MGA Arts Festival where all events are free and open to the public. Additionally, students from states bordering Georgia are eligible to have out-of-state tuition waived through the MGA Border State program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 17, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 6, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 864
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,341
Total Number of Undergrads
7,221
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
11%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,369
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,608
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,637
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,870
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,201
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,797
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,038

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,979
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$155
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
59
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Knights
School Colors
Black/Purple/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Macon
Atlanta
Savannah
Augusta
Athens
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
This university is one of the most affordable, has a nurturing atmosphere, and the diverse student/faculty/staff body is like no other ... LITERALLY. There are many various degree fields/extracurricular activities/clubs/programs to attend and be apart of. You are guaranteed to find something that suits your interest here at the beautiful Middle Georgia State University!
Iris G.
Middle Georgia State College is affordable. Middle Georgia State College is full of resources to help you succeed in your academic career. Middle Georgia State College provides a learning environment for all types of students.
Brandon from Warner Robins, GA
Macon state (now Middle Georgia State College) has rigorous biology courses with fantastic professors. The financial aid services are slow and hard to deal with. Beautiful campuses all over middle Georgia and it is growing into a university.
Kristan from Kathleen, GA
Previously named Macon State College, Middle Georgia State College offers a wide variety of expanding majors and minors. The campus is large, but not overwhelmingly large, and is accompanied by beautiful scenery. Middle Georgia State College is a considerably affordable school with a rising graduation rate.
Kelly from Macon, GA
Middle Georgia State (Macon State) is a very organized and structured college. They have great financial aid plan for people who struggle to find the money for college. Middle Georgia State also has awesome professors who do all they can to help you succeed!
Kaylee from Warner Robins, GA