Georgia Regents University
Institution Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center, with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.
Profiles - Consolidated Institutions
Augusta State University
- Established 1925
- Fall 2011 Enrollment: 6,741
- 67.5% enrollment from Columbia and Richmond
- First-Year Retention: 68.5%
- Six-Year Graduation: 24.5%
- FY11 Degrees Conferred: 1,097
- Total FY12 Budget: $69.6M
Georgia Health Sciences University
- Established 1828
- Fall 2011 Enrollment: 2,948
- 16.5% enrollment from Columbia and Richmond
- First-Year Retention: N/A
- Six-Year Graduation: N/A
- FY11 Degrees Conferred: 840
- Total FY12 Budget: $632.4M
Opportunities & Challenges
- Reflects a bold move to create a new university that builds on the strength of two institutions with distinct missions.
- Creates a 21st century research institution that provides high quality and comprehensive undergraduate programs and top-tier health education and research that meets regional and statewide needs.
- Continues to support the access mission which is vital to regional needs.
- Allows for growth of research efforts to spur economic development and facilitate knowledge transfer.
- Offers a wide array of undergraduate programs in liberal arts and professional fields.
- Recognizes geographic proximity (~2 miles apart) .
- Builds on strong community support.
- Significant differences exist in institutional mission, organization, and governance.
- Complexity associated with current Health System structure would be further complicated by integration.
- Branding and identity issues exist.