Georgetown College is a small, private college in Georgetown, Kentucky. It is primarily a liberal arts school, and has an affiliation with the Baptist Church. It was founded in 1829 as the first Baptist College west of the Allegheny Mountains. It was originally founded with a connection to the Kentucky Baptist Convention, an organization who provided much funding and support to Georgetown College, however, in recent years this connection has changed. White the school still remains tied to the Baptist Church, it is no longer funded or run by this affiliate organization. Georgetown is a small school, in a small town environment, and its broader mission is to provide challenging learning environments in the classroom, a wide variety of undergraduate majors, many opportunities for leadership and growth outside of the classroom, and the Christian values that underlay its foundation.
Georgetown College has some distance learning courses in their Master of Education degree program. None of the courses are offered completely online, but there is a blended format. They also offer bachelor and master degrees, an honors program, ROTC Army, study abroad, Oxford Programs, international programs, Christian Leader Scholars, and a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Georgetown College also has a student run judicial system, an Equine Scholars Program, Global Scholars Program, Ministry Student Organizations, and the Harper Gatton Leadership organization. There are many ways to get involved in on-campus life as a student at Georgetown. Admissions into Georgetown College are moderately competitive, with approximately seventy-nine percent being admitted into the small classroom oriented academic arena.
Academic departments are as follows: Art, Biology, Business Administration and Economics, Chemistry, Communication and Media Studies, Education, English, History, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences, Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Theatre and Performance Studies. There are many minors available to augment the major course of study as well. The graduate school offers a Master of Arts in Alternative Certification and Special Education, as well as a Teacher Leader Master Degree. Other Master Degrees from the College of Education include English as a Second Language (ESL), Gifted and Talented, Instructional Technology, Reading Specialist, and Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Graduate courses are offered in a flexible scheduling way, at night, during the summer, and in a blended online format for working teachers so that they may still remain at their jobs while also obtaining a higher level of advanced education.
The 2010-2011 annual tuition has been calculated at $13,820. This is for students pursuing twelve to eighteen units of study. Additional credit hours may be taken for $400 per unit. Room costs vary from $1,765 to $2,635, and board is just under $2,000. There are several fees involved with applying and registering for courses, and some of the individual courses have fees as well, such as archery, and art. Financial aid options for students include the Federal TEACH Grant, the Northern Kentucky Traineeship, Federal Direct Loans, Scholarships, Employment opportunities, and Veteran’s Benefits. Many Georgetown College students receive a financial aid package.