Georgia College & State University (GC) – 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. Our alumni are critical and creative problem solvers; ethical, reflective and engaged citizens; skilled communicators; and service-oriented leaders and professionals who are dedicated to excellence.
While Georgia College faculty are committed to community service and are creatively engaged in their fields of specialization, they focus their attention primarily on maintaining excellence in instruction and guiding students. Students participate in GC Journeys – a set of inside and outside of the classroom transformative experiences – during their time at Georgia College. They are encouraged to step outside of their usual surroundings, gain authentic experiences, solve problems, become leaders, participate in real-world settings and put ideas into action. From these experiences, Georgia College seeks to provide communities and employers with graduates who are independent thinkers and creative leaders who are prepared to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world.
Designated by the University System as Georgia’s public liberal arts university, this residential institution offers students more than 36 undergraduate degrees and more than 34 graduate programs available in four schools.
The university enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, ninety-seven percent of whom come from Georgia. Additionally, individuals from 36 other states and 27 foreign nations attend the university.
The economic impact of the university on a six-county region was calculated to be more than $298 million during FY 2019.