Georgia College is Georgia's designated Public Liberal Arts University, located in historic Milledgeville, Georgia, less than a dozen miles from the geographic center of the State. Milledgeville was the antebellum capital of Georgia and is a center of history and culture featuring beautiful homes and historic buildings. The University enhances the town's beauty with its architectural blending of majestic buildings of red brick and white Corinthian columns.
The university was founded in 1889 as Georgia Normal & Industrial College. The school has also been named Georgia State College for Women, the Women's College of Georgia, since 1996, Georgia College & State University, and more recently Georgia College.
More than 36 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate programs are available in four schools - the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the John H. Lounsbury College of Education and the College of Health Sciences. Georgia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees. The university also has programmatic accreditation through many organizations.
Georgia College is committed to combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. To this end, Georgia College possesses dedicated faculty committed to immersing students in academically engaging, student-centered programs designed to develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities.