Our Colleges

We have two local colleges here in Waycross Ware County, South Georgia State College and the Coastal Pines Technical College. With these two colleges we cater for everyone’s further educational requirements.

South Georgia State College

South Georgia State College, a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, provides the Okefenokee area with quality programs of higher education. Flexible class scheduling and an academic support center assist the diverse enrollees in making the most of educational opportunities. South Georgia State College students perform extremely well on the Regents’ Test and have a high success upon transferring to baccalaureate institutions. Joint enrollment programs with Ware County High School provides local high school students the opportunity to earn college credits on the high school campus. The college serves as a resource for intellectual, social, physical, and cultural development.

South Georgia State College offers 9 Associate of Arts, 17 Associate of Science, and 1 Associate of Applied Science degrees and 3 certificate programs equipping students with the knowledge necessary to follow any career or educational path they choose.

Coastal Pines Technical College

Coastal Pines Technical College, located in Waycross, Georgia, is a division of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Since opening its doors in 1965, the school has served thousands of citizens in Southeast Georgia. Coastal Pines Technical College, a unit of the Department of Technical and Adult Education, offers post-secondary programs and 13 credit certificate programs, 18 health, business and technical diploma programs. The school’s Business and Industry Division offers custom-designed training for business and industry as well as Quick Start training and mechanical maintenance assessments.

The school’s primary service area includes Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Pierce and Ware Counties.