Georgia College & State University (GCSU)—a four-year institution—aims to produce graduates who are well prepared for careers or advanced study and who are instilled with exceptional qualities of mind and character. These include an inquisitive, analytical mind; respect for human diversity and individuality; a sense of civic and global responsibility; sound ethical principles; effective writing, speaking, and quantitative skills; and a healthy lifestyle.
While Georgia College faculty are committed to community service and are creatively engaged in their fields of specialization, they focus their attention primarily on maintaining excellence in instruction and guiding students. Students are endowed with both information and values through small classes, interdisciplinary studies, close association with the faculty and staff in and beyond the classroom, lively involvement in cultural life, and service to the community. In turn, Georgia College seeks to provide communities and employers with graduates who exhibit professionalism, responsibility, service, leadership, and integrity.
Designated by the University System as Georgia's public liberal arts university, this residential institution offers students more than 36 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate programs available in four schools.
The university enrolls more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students, ninety percent of whom come from Georgia. Additionally, individuals from 19 other states and 12 foreign nations attend the university.
The economic impact of the university on a six-county region was calculated to be more than $175.6 million during FY 2010.