The front of Lamdin Hall
Student walking through the outdoor Amphitheater

President's Message

Portrait of President Max Burns


Welcome to Gordon State College.

You're about to discover a vibrant campus full of educational opportunities nestled in the beautiful middle Georgia community of Barnesville. For those of you who are old friends, get ready to rediscover Gordon State as it continues to flourish.

Gordon State College is a learning community that cares. Here, students get an excellent education and a complete college experience within a caring community.

Our faculty know students by their names; students forge relationships with each other that last a lifetime; and alumni continue to visit campus for celebrations and events.  Members of the community take part in the many learning opportunities offered on campus.

This collective activity makes Gordon State College a special place. And while we have a proud history, we're also building a bright future for our College and the region.

In 2006 Gordon was designated a state college offering not only associate degrees but also bachelor's degrees. Our first bachelor's degree program, early childhood education, graduated its first class in 2009. We have added bachelor's degrees in nursing, history, English, mathematics and in May 2012, awarded our first bachelor degrees in biology.

This year our offerings will increase with courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in health services and informatics administration.

If you are a student considering Gordon State College as the next step in your education, we’re here to help you succeed. If you are a graduate, please stay in touch and visit our campus soon.

We wish you success in all of your endeavors!



    Max Burns, Ph.D.
  • President
  • Lambdin Hall 334
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