USG Robust Tier
University System of Georgia Robust-Tier Institutions
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has designated the University of West Georgia as one of the FOUR Robust Tier doctorate-granting comprehensive universities. The Regents’ designation of these four Georgia institutions as “robust tier” was in accordance with one of the Board’s six Strategic plan (2007-2012) goals to create enrollment capacity in the University System that would meet the needs of additional 100,000 new students by the year 2020. These four institutions are so designated to absorb the potential growth which the State’s larger research universities would not have sufficient capacity to accommodate for fiscal and infrastructure reasons.