Founding History

1906 Georgia General Assembly passes the Perry Act, establishing the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School
1933 West Georgia College, a junior college, established on the campus of the former A&M school
1986 State University of West Georgia
2005 University of West Georgia


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a Level VI institution
    Initially accredited: 1936
    Reaffirmed: 2014
    Next Reaffirmation: 2024

Carnegie Classification
    2018 classification -- D/PU - Doctoral/Professional Universities

University System of Georgia Classification
   Comprehensive University

Identification Codes

IPEDS Code 141334
OPEID Code (6 digit) 001601
OPEID Code (8 digit) 00160100




Rural, 665.19 total acres
Carrollton main campus, 645 acres
Newnan Instructional Site, 5.55 acres
Brock Property/Tyus Road, 14.64 acres

Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Students  13,419
USG FTE 11,331
Undergraduate  10,331
Graduate  3,088
Female  68.22%
Male  31.78%

Degrees and Awards Conferred FY 2020

Total  2,978
Baccalaureate  1,891
Post-graduate Certificate  20
Education Specialist  338
Master  697
Doctorate  32

Geographic Origin of Students, Fall 2020

34 U.S. States and Territories and 63 Countries, not including GA & the U.S.

Degree and Certificate Programs, Fall 2020 (Degrees and Majors Authorized)

92 Total Programs
    45 bachelor degree programs
    24 master degree programs
      6 Education Specialist degree programs
      5 doctoral degree programs - 4 Ed.D. programs and 1 Ph.D. program
    12 certificates - 9 post-baccalaureate certificates,  2 post-master certificates, and 1 undergraduate certificate

Top 5 Undergraduate Declared Majors, Fall 20201

  1. Biology (801 majors)
  2. Psychology  (743 majors)
  3. Elementary Education (593 majors)
  4 (tie). Criminology (524 majors)
  4 (tie). Management (524 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20201

  1. MAT in Teacher Education  (302 majors)
  2. EDS in Instructional Technology, Media & Design (278 majors) 
  3. MED in Elementary Education (232 majors)
  4. EDS in Elementary Education (162 majors)
  5. MED in Instructional Technology, Media & Design (155 majors)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2020


Full-time Faculty with Doctorate or Other Terminal Degree, Fall 20202


Student Life, Fall 2020

 13 Intercollegiate Athletics Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
   8 Honor Societies
  21 Religious-Based Campus Organizations
  12 Sororities
  13 Fraternities
  Student Government Association
  Student Activities Council
  Leadership Programs
Over 170 student organizations including departmental, honorary, international/cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, social, and special interest organizations.

Financial Aid

$128.1 million from scholarships, grants, federal programs, and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students FY 2019

Operating Budget

$193,568,127 budgeted for FY 2021


$30,663,904 FY2020 (end of year)

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 

$3.75 million awarded FY 2020

Regional Economic Impact*

$632.3 million FY 2019


1Rankings are as of mid-term census date and are based on the self-declared, primary major. Excludes undeclared/undecided and non-degree students. 
2All faculty that hold administrative titles such as Dean, Assoc/Asst Dean, Chair, Director, Vice President, Assoc/Asst VP, Librarian, etc. are counted as part-time.
* Regional Economic Impact (REI) is calculated by the Carl Vinson Institute for Government as part of a University System of Georgia Initiative. REI is only available at the institutional level. The most recent report can be found on the University System of Georgia website.

 Just the Facts


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Census Dates

  • USG Mid-Term

    USG Mid-Term

    Semester ADC Census I Date ADC I Due Date
    Summer July 8 July 15
    Fall October 7 October 14
    Spring February 22 March 3
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC Census I Date: July 8

      ADC I Due Date: July 15

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC Census I Date: October 7

      ADC I Due Date: October 14

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC Census I Date: February 22

      ADC I Due Date: March 3


  • USG End-Of-Term

    USG End-Of-Term

    Semester ADC II Census Date ADC II Due Date
    Summer August 6 August 13
    Fall December 20 January 7
    Spring May 12 May 21
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC II Census Date: August 6

      ADC II Due Date: August 13

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC II Census Date: December 20

      ADC II Due Date: January 7

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC II Census Date: May 12

      ADC II Due Date: May 21

  • USG Academic Data Collection Standard Census Dates


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