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Encyclopedia > University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes all public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. The System is governed by the Georgia Board of Regents. It sets goals and dictates general policy to educational institutions as well as administering Public Library Service of the state which includes 58 public library systems. The USG also dispenses public funds (allocated by the state's legislature) to the institutions, but not the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship. It has been suggested that Organizing be merged into this article or section. ... The Georgia Board of Regents was created in 1931 and is part of the states government. ... Look up policy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Casey Cagle, R since November 7, 2006 Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson, R since November 7, 2006 Members 236 Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican Party Meeting place Georgia State Capitol Web site... The HOPE Scholarship, created in 1993 by the state of Georgia legislature, is a university scholarship program that has been adopted by several other states. ...


As of 2006, the $5 billion annual budget of the USG is used in the instruction of 253,000 students and employment of 35,000 faculty and staff.

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List of institutions

Research universities

The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia and Metz, France. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Georgia State University (GSU) is an urban research university in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1913, it serves over 28,000[1] students, and is one of the University System of Georgias four research universities. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... In 1828 the Medical Academy of Georgia was chartered by the state of Georgia with plans to offer a single course of lectures leading to a bachelors degree. ... Nickname: The Garden City (of the South), Masters City Augusta National Golf Club Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Georgia. ... Athens is a city in Clarke County, Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, at the eastern terminus of Georgia 316. ...

Regional universities

Valdosta State University is a public university located in the city of Valdosta, Georgia in the United States, and is part of the University System of Georgia. ... The city of Valdosta is the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. ... On Forest Drive looking between the College of Education and the Nursing building towards the College of Information Technology. ... The Bulloch County courthouse in downtown Statesboro Statesboro is a city in southeast Georgia, United States. ...

State universities

Albany State University (ASU) is an historically black institution of the University System of Georgia located in Albany, Georgia. ... Nickname: The Artesian City Location in the state of Georgia Country United States State Georgia County Dougherty Mayor Willie Adams, Jr. ... Armstrong Atlantic State University, abbreviated AASU, is a state university located in Savannah, Georgia. ... Coordinates: County Chatham  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area    - City 202. ... Augusta State University is a public, four-year university located in Augusta, Georgia. ... Nickname: The Garden City (of the South), Masters City Augusta National Golf Club Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Clayton State University (CSU) is a public university in Morrow, Georgia with over 6,200 students. ... Morrow is a city located in Clayton County, Georgia. ... now. ... Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ... Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a historically black college and university (HBCU) located in Fort Valley, Georgia. ... Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... Georgia College & State University © Georgia College and State University Georgia College & State University (GC&SU) is a public university in Milledgeville, Georgia with over 5,000 students. ... Milledgeville is a city in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia, is a school in the University System of Georgia. ... Americus is a city located in Sumter County, Georgia. ... Kennesaw State University, commonly known as Kennesaw State, is a public, coeducational university part of the University System of Georgia, and is located in unincorporated Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, approximately 20 miles north of Atlanta. ... Kennesaw is a city located in Cobb County, Georgia. ... North Georgia College and State University is a military college in Dahlonega, Georgia. ... Historic Lumpkin County Courthouse, which now houses the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site Dahlonega is a town in Lumpkin County, Georgia, USA, and is its county seatGR6. ... Savannah State University is a four-year, state-supported, historically black university located in Savannah, Georgia. ... Coordinates: County Chatham  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area    - City 202. ... Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU or Southern Tech) is Georgias Technology University, located just northwest of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, USA. It is a part of the University System of Georgia. ... Historic Downtown Marietta Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia GR6, and is its county seat. ... The University of West Georgia is a comprehensive, residential institution located in Carrollton, Georgia, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Carrollton is a city in Carroll County, Georgia, United States. ...

State colleges

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a coeducational college specializing in agriculture, located in Tifton, Georgia. ... Tifton is a city located in Tift County, Georgia. ... Dalton State College Dalton State College is one of two state colleges in the University System of Georgia located in Dalton, Georgia. ... Dalton is a city located in Whitfield County, Georgia. ... - J.B. Sharma is the most astute professor at GSC. He IS the future. ... Gainesville is a city in Hall County in Georgia, United States of America. ... Gwinnett University Center is a special multi-school satellite campus within the University System of Georgia. ... Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the United States. ... Gordon College Website --Jtgray 15:28, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC) Introduction Gordon College, a public two-year residential college, is located in Barnesville, GA. Gordons college year is made up of three 15-week academic semesters: Fall, Spring & Summer. ... Barnesville is a city in Lamar County, Georgia, United States. ... Macon State College, formerly Macon College and Macon Junior College, is a four-year undergraduate institution of the University System of Georgia located in Macon, Georgia with a satellite campus in Warner Robins, Georgia. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia. ... Middle Georgia College is a publicly supported two-year charter unit of the University System of Georgia, in the town Cochran in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Cochran is a city located in Bleckley County, Georgia. ... Dublin is a city in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. ...

Two-year colleges

Atlanta Metropolitan College is a Community College in the University System of Georgia. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Bainbridge College is a Community College in the University System of Georgia. ... Bainbridge is a city in Decatur County, Georgia, United States. ... Coastal Georgia Community College is a Community College in the University System of Georgia. ... Nickname: Gateway to the Golden Isles Location in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia County Glynn Mayor Bryan Thompson (R) Area    - City 65. ... Darton College is a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, located in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, U.S.. The population of the MSA was 162,800 in 2004. ... Nickname: The Artesian City Location in the state of Georgia Country United States State Georgia County Dougherty Mayor Willie Adams, Jr. ... East Georgia College is a fully-accredited two-year college of the University System of Georgia. ... Swainsboro is a city located in Emanuel County, Georgia. ... Georgia Highlands College is a two-year college located in Rome, Georgia, USA. Since opening in 1970, its has been part of the University System of Georgia. ... Rome is the largest city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. ... Georgia Perimeter College is a two-year Associate degree granting unit of the University System of Georgia. ... Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the United States. ... Clarkston is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ... For the south-western Georgia county, see Decatur County, Georgia. ... Dunwoody is a census-designated place in northern DeKalb County, Georgia. ... Conyers is a city in Rockdale County, Georgia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 10,689. ... Alpharetta is a city located in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. ... South Georgia College is a residential two-year college located in Douglas, Georgia. ... Douglas is a city located in Coffee County, Georgia. ... Waycross College, a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, exists to provide programs of higher education for citizens of the immediate and surrounding communities. ... Waycross is a city located in Ware County, Georgia. ...

Independent research unit

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is an autonomous research unit of the University System of Georgia. ... Coordinates: County Chatham  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area    - City 202. ...

References

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper of Atlanta and metro Atlanta. ...

External links

  • USG homepage
  • USG mission statement

  Results from FactBites:
 
University System of Georgia Strategic Plan - Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (914 words)
This is a unique opportunity to shape the USG for the new century, focusing on planned, targeted growth, the optimal use of facilities and other resources, and the proper alignment of resources with programmatic needs.
Georgia cannot succeed on the world stage without a strong University System, marked by prominent institutions and programs that develop Georgia's own human capital and draw the best talent from around the world.
The USG has a significant interest in assisting the Department of Education with setting standards that lead to college success, as the USG has responsibility for ensuring the success of college students.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: University of Georgia (2751 words)
Georgia (UGA) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia, and is moving to the forefront among public universities in the region and nation.
Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, UGA was the first university in America to be created by a state government, and the principles undergirding its charter helped lay the foundation for the American system of public higher education.
The creation of the University System of Georgia in 1932 brought the university and the state's twenty-five other public colleges together under the centralized administrative control of the Board of Regents and spun off several university branch campuses as separate institutions.
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