Macon State College
Is An Investment In Your Future
Joseph Kiefer and Jilian Brosas of Houston County are both freshmen taking classes at the Macon State College Warner Robins Campus.
It’s a fact: People with bachelor’s degrees typically earn significantly more money over a lifetime than those with less education.
Yet many potential students who want to go to college buy into the myth that tuition nowadays is just too expensive. According to the American Council on Education, many people believe that a
typical college charges more than $20,000 a year in tuition. But of the 3,600 colleges and universities in the nation, only 200 charged $20,000 or more for tuition and fees in 2002-2003. Nearly 80 percent of full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions pay less than $8,000 a year in tuition.
Did you know that at current rates, a full-time student at Macon State College could earn a bachelor’s degree for a total of less than $8,300? That includes tuition and fees. With Georgia’s HOPE scholarship or other form of financial aid, students can reduce that reasonable cost even further.
As a focused, metropolitan college committed to serving Central Georgia, Macon State is able to
offer a rich academic and extracurricular experience at a much lower cost than larger universities.
“Macon State is an especially good value for students who want to earn their bachelor’s degrees,” said Dr. David A. Bell, Macon State College president. “Our focus on student success, combined with a dedicated, well-credentialed faculty, gives Central Georgia students a chance to get a highquality baccalaureate education at a reasonable cost.”
Since becoming a baccalaureate institution, Macon State has offered a two-tiered tuition rate to students. As of the 2004-2005 academic year, total in-state tuition and mandatory fees for Macon State freshmen and sophomores run from $221 for part-time study to $813 for full-time study per semester. For juniors and seniors, tuition and fees range from $326 for part-time study to $1,240 for a full-course load.
At those tuition and fee rates, a Georgia resident who enters Macon State as a freshman and takes classes full time for two semesters per year until graduating with a bachelor’s degree in four years would pay about $8,237, plus books.
Macon State’s affordability and development of market-driven bachelor’s degree programs have resulted in record enrollments. In fall 2004, the College’s enrollment topped 5,700, the highest in the institution’s 36-year history. Since fall 1997, Macon State enrollment has increased 58 percent.
Macon State College offers bachelor of science degrees in business, communications, health information management, health services administration, information technology, nursing (RNBSN) and public service.
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