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College of Coastal Georgia Data & Information Overview

12 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
97% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is College of Coastal Georgia Ranked?

#2,094 Best Colleges in Nation
#61 Best Colleges in GA
Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of Coastal Georgia was awarded 12 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

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Overall Quality

CCGA is ranked #2,094 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

CCGA also holds the #61 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCGA?

97% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at College of Coastal Georgia is 97%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into CCGA is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to CCGA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 405 and 520. Math scores were between 400 and 498.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of Coastal Georgia  ( 405 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for College of Coastal Georgia  ( 400 to 498 )
CCGA received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for College of Coastal Georgia  ( 16 to 22 )

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College of Coastal Georgia Faculty

21 to 1 Student to Faculty
82% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At College of Coastal Georgia, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of Coastal Georgia is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Coastal Georgia

57% Freshmen Retention
11% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At College of Coastal Georgia this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 11% for first-time, full-time students at CCGA, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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College of Coastal Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,844 Full-Time Undergraduates
34.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
69.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,457 undergraduates at CCGA with 1,844 being full-time and 1,613 being part-time.

How Much Does College of Coastal Georgia Cost?

$12,570 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
$24,260 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CCGA is $12,570. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CCGA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,548 $11,637 $13,762 $15,987 $16,175

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CCGA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CCGA, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,065 a year. That adds up to $24,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCGA is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCGA Graduates Make?

$31,764 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CCGA make around $31,764 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 25% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at College of Coastal Georgia make the most money.

Location of College of Coastal Georgia

Georgia State
1,844 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Brunswick, Georgia, College of Coastal Georgia is a public institution. The location of CCGA is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for CCGA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520-3644
Phone: 912-279-5700

College of Coastal Georgia Majors

19 Majors With Completions
784 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 82 $35,341
Nursing 49 $56,330
General Biology 42 $27,609
General Psychology 34 $30,181
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $36,296
Interdisciplinary Studies 23 $28,064
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 $30,274
Other Health Professions 15 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14 $28,100
Business Administration & Management 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at College of Coastal Georgia along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCGA

59% Take At Least One Class Online
21% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 1,915 students took at least one online class at College of Coastal Georgia. This is an increase from the 1,805 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,915 690
2019-2020 1,805 1,151
2018-2019 1,500 323
2017-2018 1,624 327
2016-2017 1,524 277

Learn more about online learning at College of Coastal Georgia.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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