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Complete College Georgia

Georgia's Future...

The Georgia of the future is a state where a majority of the available jobs are out of reach to a majority of its people.  

New employers and new job creation are lost to other parts of the world. Existing  employers begin to question the benefit of staying with a workforce that falls  near the bottom of states inside a nation that lags behind most other developed  countries in terms of education. This future is not distant, but eight years near.

By 2025, it is projected that over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require some  form of a college education, whether a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s  degree. Today, only 47.9 percent of the state’s young adults, its burgeoning  workforce, qualify. Georgia’s level of higher education attainment is not expected  to notably increase in this time period.  

Under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative, the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia address this critical need in Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan. The two Systems emphasize the consequences of inaction, identify what must be done, and outline a collaborative process to guide the work of their respective institutions of higher education to rapidly increase the proportion of young adults with a certificate or degree, while maintaining a commitment to quality. 


Recent Posts

February 4, 2020


Handouts and presentations from sessions at the Momentum Summit are linked below:

February 4, 2020

The University System of Georgia is hosting Spring Corequisite Academies in two regional sites to facilitate broader faculty participation and reduce the distance teams will need to travel to participate.  The Academies will differ slightly in...

January 27, 2020

The focus of Day 1 of the Momentum Summit is for institutional teams to consider their successes and challenges with implementing the Momentum Year for all students and develop a plan for securing and sustaining the Momentum Year in the future. ...

December 5, 2019

As a follow up to the discussion of first year seminars at the Momentum Summit, institutions from across the System gathers to explore this aspect of the transition to college more fully.  The presentations and resources from the event are...