College of Coastal Georgia

Located between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, the College of Coastal Georgia is a unit of the University System of Georgia and is supported by a college foundation. Coastal Georgia’s culinary arts program is the only American Culinary Federation–accredited program in the University System of Georgia. Partnering with the Jekyll Island Authority, Coastal Georgia will begin operating a student-managed beachfront restaurant on Jekyll Island by the end of spring term 2014.

Founded 1961

Undergraduate enrollment 3,000


In-state tuition $2,918/year

Out-of-state tuition $10,776/year

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 18%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 925

SAT score breakdown 469, critical reading; 456, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses 25

Popular majors biology (coastal ecology), business, health informatics, mathematics, nursing, psychology, public affairs, teacher education