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Truett-McConnell College

Truett-McConnell College is a private, Christian, coeducational liberal arts college in Cleveland, Georgia, United States. It is operated under the auspices of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and controlled by a Board of Trustees elected by the Convention. The college was named to honor George W. Truett and Fernando C. McConnell.

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Location

Address
100 Alumni Dr
City
Cleveland
State
GA
Zip/Post Code
30528-1264

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1606
In State Tuition Fees
15860
Out State Tuition Fees
15860
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
1413
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.24
Male Female Ratio
49:51
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Bears
Colors
Blue And Gold
Conference
Appalachian
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College History

History

On July 23, 1946, the Georgia Baptist Convention held ceremonies at Cleveland, Georgia, to mark the establishment of a new two-year liberal arts college named for Truett and McConnell. Truett-McConnell College, operating in temporary quarters on or near the town square in Cleveland, first opened its doors to students in September 1947, when it enrolled a class of 55 students. The school was first accredited in 1966 to issue two year degrees. In December 2002, the institution was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer four-year degrees. In fall 2003, a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in church music, which was followed by the December 2005 approval for a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in early childhood education. Truett-McConnell College now offers 24 Bachelor degrees in the fields of Business, Christian Studies, English, Education, History, Humanities, and Music. The most recent degree to be approved by SACS is the Bachelor of Arts in World Missions. In spring 2010, Truett-McConnell College received approval from SACS to offer online degrees in Business and Christian Studies. Enrollment declined from 2033 in 2000 to 468 in 2008 (due to the closure of its satellite campuses); then the trend was reversed. In fall of 2010, the school saw its largest enrollment of 751 students, increasing its enrollment by 62% since 2008. In Fall of 2010, Truett-McConnell College announced a new building project, the largest building project in 40 years. It included additions to the Miller Building, a new dorm that would sleep 173 students, as well as an addition to the current dining hall. Ground breaking began late 2010 and construction started in early 2011.

College Specialty

Specialty

Truett-McConnell students have a unique passion for sharing their faith with the nations," Dr. Ed Pruitt told TMNews. "Whether ministering in Cleveland, Atlanta, Pittsburgh or around the globe, our students traverse all types of barriers to share the gospel," added Pruitt, associate professor of Christian Studies and Missions at Truett-McConnell. Countries on TM's missions agenda for 2014 include Argentina, Belize, Canada, Honduras, Hungary, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Thailand, East Asia, and the United States.

Alumni

Alumni

Matt Papa Christian recording artist BA, 2005; First two four-year degree graduates. Xavier Roberts Created the Cabbage Patch Kids toy line studied art at Truett-McConnell

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