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Complete College Georgia has as its central goal increasing the percentage of Georgians with post-secondary credentials to 60 percent by 2025. This ambitious objective would place the state at a competitive position nationally and globally, and help Georgians

CCG began with the idea that college completion is an imperative for a prosperous economic future in Georgia. In reality, this future is not distant, but sooner than a decade away, requiring an immediate unprecedented effort. The state requires a mix of workers with a college certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree to meet the needs of the changing economy.

At 47 percent of the state’s young workers educated to such a level today, it will take a tremendous effort to reach 60 percent by 2025, surpassing Canada and Japan at 56 percent, and coming close to Korea at 63 percent, all assuming other nations stand still, which they will not. Georgia can achieve this goal through recognizing the value of higher education, not just for filling and creating jobs, but also for creating a more civically engaged and free people, improving the quality of life for all in the state. These new graduates will form a competitive workforce with the broad base of skills, adaptability, and critical-thinking acquired through quality higher education.

Within the overarching goal of increasing the number of undergraduate degrees awarded by USG institutions, CCG has a wide range of other goals that help institutions focus their efforts and tailor their work.  These goals are:


Increase Access for underserved and/or priority communities.

Shorten time to degree completion through programs that allow students to earn college credit while still in high school and by awarding credit for prior learning that is verified by appropriate assessment.

Persistence & Progression

Increase the likelihood of degree completion by transforming the way that remediation is accomplished.

Decrease excess credits earned on the path to getting a degree

Provide intrusive advising to keep students on track to graduate.

Restructure instructional delivery to support educational excellence and student success.


Increase the number of degrees that are earned “on time” (associate degrees in 2 years, bachelor’s degrees in 4 years).