The University of West Georgia Newnan, located at the old historic Newnan Hospital at 80 Jackson Street, has been in operation in Coweta County since 1988, and undergraduate enrollment has more than quadrupled over the past ten years. Coweta County students account for 40% of the UWG Newnan’s enrollment, while 60% represent more than 50 other Georgia counties.
The University of West Georgia Newnan continues to offer day and evening core curriculum classes, face-to-face (and online through USG eCore). These courses can get any student started on the path to success in any of the 106 degree programs offered on the main campus in Carrollton. Through the ACCEL program, which covers the cost of tuition, high-performing high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to “Go West Early” and enroll in university core classes in Newnan while still in high school.
In addition to the core curriculum, UWG Newnan offers two full undergraduate degree programs—Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The undergraduate nursing program has grown so rapidly that expansion of both facilities and faculty has become necessary. The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Education in Nursing are offered 95% online. Graduate degree programs offered at UWG Newnan include M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education, and Master’s in Business Administration.
UWG Newnan is also a popular test-proctoring site (where students come to take midterm and final exams) for students taking online courses through USG eCore or through online programs at dozens of universities across the country. Click here to learn more about UWG Newnan 2015!
On May 12, the city of Newnan celebrated the renovation of the historic Newnan Hospital, now home to University of West Georgia Newnan with a ribbon cutting. Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was joined by UWG President Kyle Marrero, Georgia State Representative Lynn Smith, Hank Houser of Houser Walker Architects, Eric Johnson of Comprehensive Program Services, and a packed reception of administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university. Brady opened the ceremony with a thank you to the entire community for their tireless efforts on the project. He asked those in attendance to raise their hands if they or their children had been born there and extolled the importance of renovating the hospital to serve the community in a new way.