The University System of Georgia (USG) is a part of the community in each of Georgia’s 159 counties and provides services across the state. The USG is composed of 26 higher education institutions, including four research universities, four comprehensive universities, nine state universities and nine state colleges. It also includes the Georgia Public Library Service, which encompasses approximately 389 facilities within the 61 library systems throughout the State of Georgia. The Board of Regents oversees all of the colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) oversees the state's technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs. TCSG provides a unified system of technical education, adult education, and customized business and industry training through programs that use the best available technology and offer easy access to lifelong education and training for all adult Georgians and corporate citizens. Its mission is to provide technical, academic and adult education and training focused on building a well-educated, globally competitive workforce for Georgia. For a full list of the colleges that make up TCSG, visit the TCSG website.
Georgia has an extensive network of 24, four-year independent universities with technology programs that serve more than 70,000 students. Several of these institutions—including Emory University, Mercer University, and Morehouse School of Medicine—also have world-class medical schools. For a full list of the independent colleges in Georgia, visit the Georgia Independent College Association website.