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 45.3 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 52 institutions of higher education to rapidly increase the proportion of young adults with a certificate or degree, while maintaining a commitment to quality.
April 19, 2017
For 2017, institutions do not need to report on their strategy work in tabular form. Each strategy detailed should include the sections outlined in the instructions of detailed in the word template file.
April 18, 2017
In order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the work that institutions do toward college completion, a campus strategy survey accompanies the narrative update on CCG activities. The strategy survey is an opportunity for institutions...
March 15, 2017
Building on Complete College America’s Guided Pathways to Success and the Lumina Foundation’s Beyond Financial Aid, this workshop explored strategies for advisors, institutional researchers and others on campus to collect and analyze data to...
January 11, 2017
Most academic programs in the USG have sequences of courses that convert to program maps. These tools are essential to help students navigate programs of study and succeed. Program maps provide concrete guidance for students to help them take...
December 5, 2016
These downloadable matrices show the non-STEM Math Pathway recommendations from Regents Advisory Committees. STEM pathway recommendations are based on the Academic and Student...