Founding History

1906 Georgia General Assembly passes the Perry Act, establishing the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School
1933 West Georgia College, a junior college, established on the campus of the former A&M school


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a Level VI institution
    Initially accredited: 1936
    Reaffirmed: 2014
    Next Reaffirmation: 2024

Carnegie Classification
    2018 classification -- D/PU - Doctoral/Professional Universities

University System of Georgia Classification
    Comprehensive University

Identification Codes

IPEDS Code 141334
OPEID Code (6 digit) 001601
OPEID Code (8 digit) 00160100




Rural, 665.19 total acres
Carrollton main campus, 645 acres
Newnan Instructional Site, 5.55 acres
Brock Property/Tyus Road, 14.64 acres

Enrollment, Fall 2018

Total Students  13,733
USG Full Time Equivalent 12,002.89
Undergraduate  11,135
Graduate  2,598
Female  66.37%
Male  33.63%
Full-time  68.00%
Part-time  32.00%

Degrees and Awards Conferred FY 2019

Total  2,697
Baccalaureate  1,809
Post-baccalaureate Certificate  21
Education Specialist  264
Master  569
Post-master Certificate  1
Doctorate  33

Admissions Statistics, Fall 2018

First-Time in College, Full-Time Enrolled Student Cohort (IPEDS)   
    Total Students in First Year Cohort  2182    
    Average SAT Score  984
    Average ACT Score  20
    Average High School GPA  3.16

Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2018

38 U.S. States and Territories and 73 Countries, not including GA & the U.S.

Degree and Certificate Programs, Fall 2018 (Degrees and Majors Authorized)

87 Total Programs
    43 undergraduate degree programs
    23 master degree programs
    6 Education Specialist degree programs
    5 doctoral degree programs - 4 Ed.D. programs and Ph.D. in Psychology: Consciousness and Society
    8 post-baccalaureate certificates and 2 post-master certificates

Top 5 Undergraduate Declared Majors, Fall 20181

  1. Biology (833 majors)
  2. Psychology  (725 majors)
  3. Management (689 majors)
  4. Mass Communications (653 majors)
  5. Elementary Education (613 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20181

  1. Media (411 majors)
  2. Early Childhood Education (339 majors)
  3. Teacher Education (232 majors)
  4. Professional Counseling (125 majors)
  5. (tie) Business Administration - Management (104 majors)
  5. (tie) Nursing (MSN) (104 majors)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2018


Full-time Faculty with Doctorate or Other Terminal Degree, Fall 20182


Student Life, Fall 2019

 13 Intercollegiate Athletics Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
   6 Honor Societies
  17 Religious-Based Campus Organizations
  12 Sororities
  13 Fraternities
  Student Government Association
  Student Activities Council
  Leadership Programs
Over 150 student organizations including departmental, honorary, international/cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, social, and special interest organizations.

Financial Aid

$130.6 million from scholarships, grants, federal programs, and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students FY 2018

Operating Budget

$208,855,347 budgeted for FY 2020


$34,320,511 FY 2019 (end of year)

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 

$2.177 million awarded FY 2019

Regional Economic Impact*

$604.56 million FY 2018


1Rankings are as of mid-term census date and are based on the self-declared, primary major. Excludes undeclared/undecided and non-degree students. Counts may have changed significantly from pervious years due to the Federal Requirement to eliminate "pre-majors" for undergraduate Title IV funding. In response to this mandatory change, some departments folded undergraduate "pre" majors into their regular major codes whereas other departments placed students in "undecided" major codes within their Colleges or areas.
2All faculty that hold administrative titles such as Dean, Assoc/Asst Dean, Chair, Director, Vice President, Assoc/Asst VP, Librarian, etc. are counted as part-time.
* Regional Economic Impact (REI) is calculated by the Carl Vinson Institute for Government as part of a University System of Georgia Initiative. REI is only available at the institutional level. The most recent report can be found on the University System of Georgia website.

 Just the Facts


It is important to note that the information on this web site may differ from data reported by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment to other federal, state, and regional agencies due to differences in reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and the timing of when the information was prepared.

Census Dates

  • USG Mid-Term

    USG Mid-Term

    Semester ADC Census I Date ADC I Due Date
    Summer July 8 July 15
    Fall October 7 October 14
    Spring February 22 March 3
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC Census I Date: July 8

      ADC I Due Date: July 15

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC Census I Date: October 7

      ADC I Due Date: October 14

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC Census I Date: February 22

      ADC I Due Date: March 3


  • USG End-Of-Term

    USG End-Of-Term

    Semester ADC II Census Date ADC II Due Date
    Summer August 6 August 13
    Fall December 20 January 7
    Spring May 12 May 21
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC II Census Date: August 6

      ADC II Due Date: August 13

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC II Census Date: December 20

      ADC II Due Date: January 7

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC II Census Date: May 12

      ADC II Due Date: May 21

  • USG Academic Data Collection Standard Census Dates


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