I am excited to share with you great news about Georgia Military College and the positive impact we are having across the state of Georgia, both in our College program and in our Preparatory School (grades 6-12).
As you know, GMC is an open admissions institution – we accept anyone into our college with a high school diploma or a GED. Striving to keep tuition affordable, our focus is on student success, making education more accessible and keeping operating costs as low as possible. We are fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and were reaffirmed for another ten years, in June 2017, without a single finding, recommendation, or observation; a rare, positive achievement.
We offer 24 Associate degree programs, as well as three Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs in Business Management, Supervision and Management, and Supply Chain Management and Logistics. GMC developed these three BAS degree programs to provide a pathway for technical college graduates who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree to obtain their four-year degree. We are excited that our first two students from the Technical College System of Georgia received their four-year degrees this fall!
We offer non-traditional alternatives to facilitate a diverse student body, which is an important objective in the continued execution of GMC’s mission. We are also proud to be one of only four Military Junior Colleges in the nation, with select graduates being commissioned as U.S. Army officers in a federally approved two-year early commissioning program.
In addition to the success of our College, our Preparatory School continues to excel in meeting the mission of “developing the intellect and elevating the character” of the students we serve. We are a public, independent school serving not only our home of Baldwin County, but also nine other surrounding counties. For over 90 continuous years, our Prep School has been accredited by AdvancEd/SACS/CASI with our faculty and administration all holding valid certificates issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
The unique combination of our college-preparatory academic program, our leadership development through JROTC, our emphasis on “Character Above All” for every student, and our side range of extra-curricular activities from athletics to military to fine arts to community service enables us to continue a 138-year tradition of graduating educated, contributing citizens who are prepared to make a difference in our world.
We are extremely grateful for your support of Georgia Military College as we continue to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV
President of Georgia Military College