Middle Georgia State College
Institution Mission Statement
The mission of Middle Georgia State College is to serve the educational needs of a diverse population through high quality programs connected to community needs in a global context and to serve as a leader for the intellectual, economic, and cultural life of the region.
Profiles - Consolidated Institutions
Macon State College
- Established 1965
- Fall 2011 Enrollment: 5,702
- 60% enrollment from Houston and Bibb
- First-Year Retention: 53.2%
- Three-Year Graduation: 3.2%
- FY11 Degrees Conferred: 846
- Includes Warner Robins campus
- Total FY12 Budget: $56M
Middle Georgia College
- Established 1884
- Fall 2011 Enrollment: 3,424
- 38.2% enrollment from Laurens, Dodge, and Bleckley
- First-Year Retention: 53.1%
- Three-Year Graduation: 9.5%
- FY11 Degrees Conferred: 502
- Includes Dublin Center and Eastman campus
- Total FY12 Budget: $35.8M
Opportunities & Challenges
- Creates an institution of nearly 10,000 students with five campuses that provides a strategic, comprehensive approach to meeting the higher education needs of middle Georgia students.
- Creates opportunity for a seamless pipeline for student transfer. Macon currently is the second most popular transfer destination for Middle Georgia students.
- Provides greater access to workforce-oriented baccalaureate degrees to meet regional needs, e.g., health informatics, nursing.
- Aligns Middle Georgia’s aviation mission with Macon State’s strong military partnership, to meet the region’s economic development needs.
- Recognizes and meets the need for a coordinated approach to public higher education in Macon and the middle Georgia region.
- Increases opportunities to hire for specialized needs. Through economies of scale, there is the capacity for needed higher education enterprise professionals with appropriate expertise and experience levels.
- Effectively balancing existing baccalaureate programs.
- Achieving efficiencies from five de-centralized locations will present operational challenges.