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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's goal is to contribute to a better-educated Georgia. To that end, it engages in a comprehensive planning and assessment process, enabling it to build upon its many strengths. The College's faculty, staff, and administration are committed to excellence in preparing students to be informed and productive citizens.
Albany State University (ASU), a four-year institution, fosters the growth and development of Southwest Georgia and the state through teaching/learning, research, creative expression and public service. The University offers baccalaureate, master's and educational specialist degrees and specialized educational programs.
Armstrong is a comprehensive four-year institution that is teaching-centered and student-focused, providing diverse learning experiences and professional programs grounded in the liberal arts. Armstrong serves a very diverse population of both traditional and non-traditional students, representing nearly every state and 76 countries. Armstrong is committed to providing each student with an education that is transformative, experiential, rigorous and leading to student success.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), an access institution of the University System of Georgia, educates students from diverse backgrounds by providing affordable, career-focused bachelor’s and associate degree programs. The College offers student-centered instruction, civic/community engagement, and quality services that lead to the success of its inter-generational 21st century graduates.
Renamed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in September 2015, Augusta University is the home of the Medical College of Georgia. It is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia.
Bainbridge State College's mission is three-fold: to provide transfer degrees, technical programs, and public service/continuing education courses. The College assists in area economic and community development programs and has established collaborative relationships with local businesses, industries, and cultural/civic groups. The College also supports local public education by sponsoring various academic and technical competitions and by offering on-going cultural programs, including lectures, musical programs, art exhibits, and theatrical performances for students and community.
Clayton State University—a four-year institution—promotes excellence in teaching, research, and service to the people and the State of Georgia, the nation, and the international community. University graduates communicate effectively, think critically, learn and work collaboratively, demonstrate competence in their chosen field, and possess the capability of adapting to changing circumstances and new challenges.
As a state college of the University System of Georgia, the College of Coastal Georgia—a four-year institution—has as its mission to provide targeted baccalaureate programs of study, pre-baccalaureate programs of study for transfer, preparation for immediate employment in a variety of technical program areas, assistance to students who are academically under-prepared for college-level study, and lifelong learning opportunities for workforce development, career enhancement, and personal enrichment.
Columbus State University—a four-year institution—serves the educational needs of a diverse region by providing a mixture of liberal arts and professional programs leading to associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. The University also serves transfer and transient students as well as those seeking certification and licensure. The University maintains a strong core of general education as the foundation of all its academic programs. The University provides a student-centered developmental program for those students who are unprepared for the rigors of college work.
Dalton State College—a four-year institution—is dedicated to providing broad access to quality higher education for the population of Northwest Georgia, thereby enhancing the region's economic vitality and quality of life. As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State College offers targeted bachelor's degrees, a full range of associate's degrees and career certificate programs, and a wide variety of public service activities.
East Georgia State College, a four-year liberal arts institution of the University System of Georgia provides its students access to both academically transferable programs of study and collaborative programs in occupation related fields. The College prepares traditional and nontraditional students for success in the global 21st Century through a technologically advanced teaching and learning environment that fosters personal growth.
FVSU is a fully accredited, comprehensive, four-year institution committed to providing strong academic programs, online courses and extracurricular activities to students. The University provides instruction, research, and public and extension services, consistent with its land-grant and public functions, for all segments of the population to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.
Georgia College & State University (GCSU)—a four-year institution—aims to produce graduates who are well prepared for careers or advanced study and who are instilled with exceptional qualities of mind and character. These include an inquisitive, analytical mind; respect for human diversity and individuality; a sense of civic and global responsibility; sound ethical principles; effective writing, speaking, and quantitative skills; and a healthy lifestyle.
Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC)—a four-year institution—provides access to targeted baccalaureate level degrees that meet the economic development needs of the growing and diverse population of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan region. It emphasizes the innovative use of technology and active-learning environments to provide enhanced learning experiences, practical opportunities to apply knowledge, increased scheduling flexibility, and a variety of course delivery options.
Georgia Highlands College (GHC), a four-year institution, was founded in 1970 to provide educational opportunities for the physical, intellectual, and cultural development of a diverse population in seven northwest Georgia counties. With the advent of distance learning technologies, specialty programs, off-campus centers and collaborative arrangements, the college has expanded its scope of influence beyond the institution's original geographical area. It now provides six instructional sites in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas and Douglasville.
Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the United States. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges and 29 schools concentrating on business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences.
Georgia Southern is a Carnegie Doctoral-Research university providing the classic residential campus experience. Georgia's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta, every state and 86 nations are represented in the student body. The University's hallmark is student-centered education for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
Georgia Southwestern State University—a four-year institution—cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master's and specialist degree programs.
As the only urban research university in Georgia, Georgia State University—a four-year institution—offers educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by blending the best of theoretical and applied inquiry, scholarly and professional pursuits, and scientific and artistic expression.
Gordon State College—where students flourish!
To provide an exceptional education through innovative teaching and engaged learning for the benefit of the world in which we live. Gordon State College will strive:
Kennesaw State University—a four-year institution—and the third-largest university in the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive university with expanding undergraduate and graduate programs in Kennesaw, Georgia, one of metropolitan Atlanta's fast-growing northwest suburban communities.
Middle Georgia State University has five campuses located in urban and rural cities in the center of the state of Georgia. The university is dedicated to providing a dynamic, learning-centered, caring and technically advanced environment of excellence. As a residential institution, the university pursues innovative opportunities to provide services to its traditional and non-traditional students and will maintain a recognized legacy of affordable higher education and community support services of the highest quality.
For 116 years, since 1890, Savannah State University (SSU)—a four-year institution—has been an important part of higher education. As the oldest public HBCU in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Savannah State provides a comprehensive college experience that adds value to the academic, personal, social and cultural growth of its students.
South Georgia State College is a four-year residential institution that serves the educational, social, and economic development of the region by providing accessible, high quality student-centered education. Through close collaboration with faculty and staff, students are engaged in educational opportunities that empower them for success in a sustainable global society. South Georgia State College prepares students to think critically, communicate proficiently, and act responsibly as civic-minded, environmentally conscious citizens.
The University of Georgia, a four-year land-grant and sea-grant university with state-wide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the University's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural and environment heritage.
The mission of the University of North Georgia, a regional, multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, is to provide broad access to comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs to increase the rate of college completion throughout the region. UNG also strives to develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society through providing a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that includes quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.
The University of West Georgia (UWG)–a four-year institution–seeks to achieve preeminence in providing educational excellence in a personal environment through an intellectually stimulating and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia was created in 1931 as a part of a reorganization of Georgia's state government. With this act, public higher education in Georgia was unified for the first time under a single governing and management authority. The governor appoints members of the Board to a seven year term and regents may be reappointed to subsequent terms by a sitting governor. Regents donate their time and expertise to serve the state through their governance of the University System of Georgia – the position is a voluntary one without financial remuneration.
The mission of Valdosta State University (VSU)—a four-year institution—is to: Prepare our students to meet global opportunities and challenges through excellence in teaching and learning; Expand the boundaries of current knowledge, and explore the practical applications of that knowledge, through excellence in scholarship and creative endeavors; and Promote the economic, cultural, and educational progress of our community and of our region, through excellence in service outreach.