USG Colleges and Universities
Information for Future Students
The University System of Georgia (USG) is comprised of 4 types of colleges and universities:
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 research universities are:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
University of Georgia.
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 comprehensive universities are:
Georgia Southern University
Kennesaw State University
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University.
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 universities are:
Albany State University
Clayton State University
Columbus State University
Fort Valley State University
Georgia College and State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Middle Georgia State University
Savannah State University
University of North Georgia.
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. The state colleges are:
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College College of Coastal Georgia
Dalton State College
East Georgia State College
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Highlands College
Gordon State College
South Georgia State College.