USG Institutions

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-5001
Tifton
Albany State University
Albany State University
229-500-2000
Albany
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
404-756-4000
Atlanta
Augusta University
Augusta University
706-721-0211
Augusta
Clayton State University
Clayton State University
678-466-4000
Morrow
College of Coastal ֱ
College of Coastal ֱ
912-279-5700
Brunswick
Columbus State University
Columbus State University
706-507-8800
Columbus
Dalton State College
Dalton State College
706-272-4438
Dalton
East ֱ State College
East ֱ State College
478-289-2169
Swainsboro
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley State University
478-827-3878
Fort Valley
ֱ Archives
ֱ Archives
678-364-3710
Morrow
ֱ College & State University
ֱ College & State University
478-445-5004
Milledgeville
ֱ Gwinnett College
ֱ Gwinnett College
678-407-5000
Lawrenceville
ֱ Highlands College
ֱ Highlands College
706-802-5000
Rome
ֱ Institute of Technology
ֱ Institute of Technology
404-894-2000
Atlanta
ֱ Public Library Service
ֱ Public Library Service
404-235-7200
Atlanta
ֱ Southern University
ֱ Southern University
912-478-4636
Statesboro
ֱ Southwestern State University
ֱ Southwestern State University
877-871-4594
Americus
ֱ State University
ֱ State University
404-413-2000
Atlanta
Gordon State College
Gordon State College
678-359-5555
Barnesville
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University
770-423-6000
Kennesaw
Middle ֱ State University
Middle ֱ State University
478-471-2700
Macon
Savannah State University
Savannah State University
912-358-4778
Savannah
South ֱ State College
South ֱ State College
912-260-4200
Douglas
University of ֱ
University of ֱ
706-542-3000
Athens
University of North ֱ
University of North ֱ
706-864-1400
Dahlonega
University of West ֱ
University of West ֱ
678-839-5000
Carrollton
Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University
229-333-5800
Valdosta
ֱ Archives
ֱ Archives
678-364-3710
Morrow
ֱ Public Library Service
ֱ Public Library Service
404-235-7200
Atlanta

Research Universities

Core Mission Statement for Research Universities

Within the context of the University System’s mission and vision, the University of ֱ, ֱ State University, ֱ Institute of Technology, and Augusta University share core characteristics as research universities. While the four universities all embody the common characteristics presented below, variations in their purposes, histories, traditions, and settings allow each also to focus on its own distinctiveness and accomplishments.

The core characteristics include:

  • within a statewide scope of influence, a commitment to excellence and responsiveness in academic achievements that impart national or international status;

  • a commitment to a teaching/learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, that sustains instructional excellence, serves a diverse and well-prepared student body, provides academic assistance, and promotes high levels of student achievement;

  • a commitment to wide-ranging research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that are consistent with the highest standards of academic excellence, that are focused on organized programs to create, maintain, and apply new knowledge and theories, and that promote instructional effectiveness and enhance institutionally relevant faculty qualifications;

  • a commitment to public service, economic development and technical assistance activities designed to address the strategic needs of the State of ֱ along with a comprehensive offering of continuing education programs, including continuing professional education to meet the needs of ֱ’s citizens for life-long learning;

  • a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary academic programming at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels, as well as a range of professional programs at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate level, including the doctoral level.

Augusta University
Augusta University
706-721-0211
Augusta
ֱ Institute of Technology
ֱ Institute of Technology
404-894-2000
Atlanta
ֱ State University
ֱ State University
404-413-2000
Atlanta
University of ֱ
University of ֱ
706-542-3000
Athens

Comprehensive Universities

Core Mission Statement for Comprehensive Universities

Within the context of the University System’s mission and vision, ֱ Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Valdosta State University and the University of West ֱ share core characteristics as comprehensive universities. While these universities embody the common characteristics presented below, variations in their purposes, histories, traditions, and settings allow each also to focus on its own distinctiveness and accomplishments.

The core characteristics include:

  • a commitment to excellence and responsiveness within a scope of influence defined by the needs of a specific region of the state, and by particularly outstanding programs or distinctive characteristics that have a magnet effect even beyond the region;

  • a commitment to a teaching/learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, that sustains instructional excellence, serves a diverse and well-prepared student body, promotes high levels of student achievement, offers academic assistance, and provides developmental studies programs for a limited student cohort;

  • a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary academic programming at the baccalaureate and masters levels, as well as a range of professional programs at the baccalaureate and post baccalaureate levels, including a limited number of professionally-oriented doctoral level programs;

  • a commitment to public service, continuing education, technical assistance, and economic development activities that address the needs, improve the quality of life, and raise the educational level within the university’s scope of influence;

  • a commitment to scholarly and creative work to enhance instructional effectiveness and to encourage faculty scholarly pursuits, and a commitment to research in selected areas of institutional strength and focused on regional need.

ֱ Southern University
ֱ Southern University
912-478-4636
Statesboro
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University
770-423-6000
Kennesaw
University of West ֱ
University of West ֱ
678-839-5000
Carrollton
Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University
229-333-5800
Valdosta

State Universities

Core Mission Statement for State Universities

Within the context of the University System’s mission and vision, Albany State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Fort Valley State University*, ֱ College & State University, ֱ Southwestern State University, Kennesaw State University, University of North ֱ, Savannah State University, and University of West ֱ share core characteristics as state universities. While these universities all embody the common characteristics presented below, variations in their purposes, histories, traditions, and settings allow each also to focus on its own distinctiveness and accomplishments.

The core characteristics include:

  • commitment to excellence and responsiveness within a scope of influence defined by the needs of an area of the state, and by particularly outstanding programs or distinctive characteristics that have a magnet effect throughout the region or state;

  • a commitment to a teaching/learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, that sustains instructional excellence, serves a diverse and college-prepared student body, promotes high levels of student achievement, offers academic assistance, and provides developmental studies programs for a limited student cohort;

  • a high quality general education program supporting a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional academic programming at the baccalaureate level, with selected master’s and educational specialist degrees, and selected associate degree programs based on area need and/or interinstitutional collaborations;

  • a commitment to public service, continuing education, technical assistance, and economic development activities that address the needs, improve the quality of life, and raise the educational level within the university’s scope of influence;

  • 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.

*In addition to these core characteristics, Fort Valley State University has a unique and distinct statewide mission as an 1890 land-grant institution.

Albany State University
Albany State University
229-500-2000
Albany
Clayton State University
Clayton State University
678-466-4000
Morrow
Columbus State University
Columbus State University
706-507-8800
Columbus
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley State University
478-827-3878
Fort Valley
ֱ College & State University
ֱ College & State University
478-445-5004
Milledgeville
ֱ Southwestern State University
ֱ Southwestern State University
877-871-4594
Americus
Middle ֱ State University
Middle ֱ State University
478-471-2700
Macon
Savannah State University
Savannah State University
912-358-4778
Savannah
University of North ֱ
University of North ֱ
706-864-1400
Dahlonega

State Colleges

Core Mission Statement for State Colleges

Within the context of the mission and vision of the University System of ֱ, its state colleges share core characteristics. State colleges are designed as highly flexible and dynamic institutions, particularly responsive to workforce needs in their areas. The primary functions of a state college are to serve as the associate-level access institution in the local area and to offer a limited number of baccalaureate programs targeted to serve the economic development needs of their region. While these colleges embody the common characteristics presented below, variations in their purposes, histories, traditions and settings allow each also to focus on its own distinctiveness and accomplishments.

The core characteristics include:

  • a commitment to excellence and responsiveness within a scope of influence defined by the needs of a local area and by particularly outstanding programs or distinctive characteristics that have a magnet effect throughout the region or state;

  • a commitment to a teaching/learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, that sustains instructional excellence, functions to provide University System access for a diverse student body, and promotes high levels of student learning;

  • a high quality general education program that supports a variety of well-chosen associate programs and prepares 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 to complement neighboring technical institute programs;

  • a limited number of baccalaureate programs designed to meet the educational and economic development needs of the local area;

  • a commitment to public service, continuing education, technical assistance, and economic development activities that address the needs, improve the quality of life, and raise the educational level within the state college’s scope of influence;

  • a commitment to scholarship and creative work to enhance instructional effectiveness and to encourage faculty scholarly pursuits; and a responsibility to address local needs through applied scholarship, especially in areas directly related to targeted baccalaureate degree programs.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-5001
Tifton
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
404-756-4000
Atlanta
College of Coastal ֱ
College of Coastal ֱ
912-279-5700
Brunswick
Dalton State College
Dalton State College
706-272-4438
Dalton
East ֱ State College
East ֱ State College
478-289-2169
Swainsboro
ֱ Gwinnett College
ֱ Gwinnett College
678-407-5000
Lawrenceville
ֱ Highlands College
ֱ Highlands College
706-802-5000
Rome
Gordon State College
Gordon State College
678-359-5555
Barnesville
South ֱ State College
South ֱ State College
912-260-4200
Douglas