Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

USG Colleges and Universities

Information for High School Counselors

The University System of Georgia (USG) is comprised of 4 types, or groups, of institutions:

The research universities offer a range of academic programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels and have a commitment to wide-ranging research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that are consistent with the highest standards of academic excellence.

The comprehensive universities offer a range of academic programs at the baccalaureate and masters levels, as well as a limited number of professionally-oriented doctoral level programs, and have a commitment to research in selected areas of institutional strength and focused on regional need.

The state universities offer high quality general education programs supporting a variety of academic programs at the baccalaureate level, with selected master’s and educational specialist degrees, and selected associate degree programs based on area need and/or inter-institutional collaborations. The state universities also have a commitment to scholarly and creative work to enhance instructional effectiveness and to encourage faculty scholarly pursuits, and a commitment to applied research in selected areas of institutional strength and area need.

The state colleges offer high quality general education programs that support a variety of well-chosen associate programs and prepare students for baccalaureate programs, learning support programs designed to insure access and opportunity for a diverse student body, and a limited number of certificate and other career programs. The state colleges also offer a limited number of baccalaureate programs designed to meet the educational and economic development needs of the local area.

View the USG colleges and universities by institution group, the complete core mission statements , and the USG map.

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