Waycross College

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Waycross College
Waycross College Seal
Type Two-year college
Active 1976 (1976)–2013 (2013)
President Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson, Interim President [1]
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 989[2]
Location Waycross, Georgia, USA
Campus 150 acres (.607 km²)
Colors Burgundy and Gray         
Mascot Swamp Fox
Website www.waycross.edu
Consolidated into South Georgia State College on January 8, 2013

Waycross College was a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia. The College's philosophy was to provide opportunities for those who need special preparation for regular college-level courses, while giving well-prepared students immediate access to transfer courses that can be applied toward advanced study appropriate to their academic goals.

Historically, the establishment of a University System two-year college in the Ware County-Waycross area was originally approved by the Board of Regents in December, 1970. A site for the College was approved by the Board in February, 1973. A bond issue was approved in May, 1973. An official name, Waycross Junior College, was approved by the Board of Regents in January, 1975. Waycross Junior College opened for classes in September, 1976. In June, 1987, the official name was changed to Waycross College.

On January 10, 2012, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the merger of the school with South Georgia College. The two institutions were consolidated into a new institution named South Georgia State College on Jan. 8, 2013.[3]

Waycross College was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.[4]

The Administration Building.


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  2. ^ "Semester Enrollment Report" (PDF). Office of Research and Policy Analysis. University System of Georgia. 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
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  4. ^ COC Accredited Colleges & Universities