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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

2019 CCG Strategy Survey Preview

June 6, 2019

The strategy survey is available to complete here.  You may print out a PDF of this preview here.

Statistics Pathway

May 16, 2019

Evidence from the USG Getting to Know Our Students survey indicates that student success in math is closely linked to their perception that the math they are studying has purpose.  For students studygin a broad range of disciplines in the social...

Momentum Approach Development Plan Overview

April 30, 2019

The Momentum Approach shifts the Momentum Year paradigm to encompass the full lifecycle of the student and scope of the institution.

USG FYS Workshop Housing Details

April 29, 2019

Group rates for lodging for the USG First Year Seminar Workshop has been secured at the Georgia Tech Hotel.  

USG First Year Seminar Workshop

April 11, 2019

As a follow up to the discussion of first year seminars at the Momentum Summit, institutions from across the System indicated an interest in exploring this aspect of the transition to college more fully.  The USG is inviting institutions to send...