Georgia Gwinnett College Fact Sheet
President: Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
- Main: 678-407-5000
- Admissions: 678-407-5313
- Financial Aid: 678-407-5701
- Compliance, Ethics, and Reporting Hotline: 877-516-3433
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.
GGC’s outstanding faculty and staff actively engage students in various learning environments, serve as mentors and advisors, and assist students through programs designed to enhance their academic, social and personal development. GGC produces contributing citizens and future leaders for Georgia and the nation. Its graduates are inspired to contribute to the local, state, national and international communities, and are prepared to anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world.
• Georgia Gwinnett College is the first public four-year liberal arts college to be founded in the United States in the 21st century according to the American Council on Education. It also is the first four-year college to be founded in Georgia in more than 100 years. It opened in 2006 with 118 students, and has since experienced dramatic growth in enrollment, faculty and programs.
• GGC currently enrolls almost 6,000 students and anticipates continued growth. The college employs about 750 faculty and staff.
• The college currently offers 12 degree programs: biology, business administration, criminal justice/criminology, early childhood education, English, exercise science, history, information technology, mathematics, political science, psychology and special education. More than 40 areas of concentration provide students flexibility within their degree programs. In the coming years, degrees in nursing and radiology will be created as a part of the curriculum.
• The college has a non-traditional organizational structure and has no academic departments, facilitating more cross-disciplinary interaction among faculty and students. Programs are organized into four schools: Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.
• In 2010, Georgia Gwinnett College made a historic transformation from a commuter institution to a full-service, residential campus. It opened its first student resident halls, a student center and a library and learning center.
• GGC had an economic impact of more than $130.6 million during FY 2010.