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Complete College Georgia

Georgia's Future...

The Georgia of the future is a state where a majority of the available jobs are out of reach to a majority of its people.  

New employers and new job creation are lost to other parts of the world. Existing  employers begin to question the benefit of staying with a workforce that falls  near the bottom of states inside a nation that lags behind most other developed  countries in terms of education. This future is not distant, but eight years near.

By 2025, it is projected that over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require some  form of a college education, whether a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s  degree. Today, only 47.9 percent of the state’s young adults, its burgeoning  workforce, qualify. Georgia’s level of higher education attainment is not expected  to notably increase in this time period.  

Under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative, the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia address this critical need in Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan. The two Systems emphasize the consequences of inaction, identify what must be done, and outline a collaborative process to guide the work of their respective institutions of higher education to rapidly increase the proportion of young adults with a certificate or degree, while maintaining a commitment to quality. 


Recent Posts

December 5, 2019

As a follow up to the discussion of first year seminars at the Momentum Summit, institutions from across the System gathers to explore this aspect of the transition to college more fully.  The presentations and resources from the event are...

October 22, 2019

On January 28 and 29, the University System of Georgia will host the Momentum Summit III at the Classic Center at the University of Georgia in Athens. The objective of the event is for institutional teams to reflect upon their experiences in...

October 3, 2019

The 2019 Fall Corequisite Academy took take place on November 11 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Hatcher Professional Sciences Center on the Campus of Middle Georgia State University in Macon.

August 29, 2019

The USG has invited institutions to offer statistics as an Area A2 math without prerequisite as the starting point for a statistics/data science pathway. A statistics/data science pathway is loosely understood as a program of study that develops...

August 27, 2019

Focused on Transition to College, the 2019 Advising Academy convenes campus leaders in advising, enrollment management, and orientation and transition to discuss progress, practices and challenges in supporting students as they transition to...