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 2019

Total Students  13,238
Full Time Equivalent 11,437
Undergraduate  10,411
Graduate  2,827
Female  67.14%
Male  32.86%

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 2019

35 U.S. States and Territories and 68 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 20191

  1. Biology (777 majors)
  2. Psychology  (694 majors)
  3. Management (630 majors)
  4. Elementary Education (586 majors)
  5. Mass Communications (579 majors)

Top 5 Graduate Declared Majors, Fall 20191

  1. Media (443 majors)
  2. Elementary Education (361 majors)
  3. Teacher Education (272 majors)
  4. Professional Counseling (157 majors)
  5. Nursing (MSN) (94 majors)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2019


Full-time Faculty with Doctorate or Other Terminal Degree, Fall 20192


Student Life, Fall 2019

 14 Intercollegiate Athletics Teams - NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference
   6 Honor Societies
  17 Religious-Based Campus Organizations
  12 Sororities
  13 Fraternities
  Student Government Association
  Student Activities Council
  Leadership Programs
Over 150 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

$208,855,347 budgeted for FY 2020


$34,320,511 FY 2019 (end of year)

External Research Contracts and Grant Awards 

$3.75 million awarded FY 2020

Regional Economic Impact*

$604.56 million FY 2018


1Rankings are as of mid-term census date and are based on the self-declared, primary major. Excludes undeclared/undecided and non-degree students. Counts may have changed significantly from pervious years due to the Federal Requirement to eliminate "pre-majors" for undergraduate Title IV funding. In response to this mandatory change, some departments folded undergraduate "pre" majors into their regular major codes whereas other departments placed students in "undecided" major codes within their Colleges or areas.
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


It is important to note that the information on this web site may differ from data reported by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment to other federal, state, and regional agencies due to differences in reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and the timing of when the information was prepared.

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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