The University of West Georgia (UWG)–a four-year institution–seeks to achieve preeminence in providing educational excellence in a personal environment through an intellectually stimulating and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff.
The University, a charter member of the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive, residential institution providing selectively-focused undergraduate and graduate public higher education to the people of West Georgia and beyond. The University is also committed to regional outreach through a collaborative network of external degree centers, course offerings at off-campus sites, and an extensive program of continuing education for personal and professional development. Opportunities for intellectual and personal development are provided through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good.
West Georgia educates students in a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional programs at the baccalaureate level. It also offers a significant number of graduate programs at the master's and educational specialist's levels. The University has a commitment to education at the doctoral level in the fields of education, counseling, and psychology. In addition to being accredited (SACS) as an institute of higher education, the University maintains national accreditation or recognition in most undergraduate and graduate fields of specialization.