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Higher Education

Higher Education

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Whether on campus or online, higher education in the Cook County region is always on target with leading programs of study and diverse options for success.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Wiregrass: A fast-growing grass that regenerates quickly after a fire. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College: The nation’s fastest growing public two-year college, sparking personal and intellectual growth for residents and fueling economic development for the entire South Georgia region. Serving over 6,000 credit students on four campuses, including the Cook County Workforce Development Center, Wiregrass offers over 100 programs and 31 associate degrees. The Cook County campus also provides non-credit and adult continuing education options while serving area industry with customized workforce solutions as the local training partner for Georgia’s globally recognized Quick Start workforce training program.

Valdosta State University
While the campus is exceptionally attractive, with tropical palms and classic Spanish Mission architecture, it’s the opportunity offered at VSU that is truly exceptional: the extensive academic and social offerings of a major university along with smaller class size and individual attention from instructors usually found at smaller, private college. The student population of 13,000 comes from all across Georgia and the U.S. as well as 76 other countries to earn Bachelor, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in more than 90 different programs of study. Opened as a “normal college” more than a century ago, VSU has moved to the forefront in a globally connected educational environment with cutting-edge expansions like the Innovative Design for Enhancing the Academy (IDEA) Center. At the IDEA Center faculty collaborate to create greater impact and effectiveness in individual and joint endeavors in teaching, practice, research, and service in support of university, regional and global communities.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Named for a signer of the U.S. Constitution and early leader in American education, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has grown from its early roots as an A&M school to offer multiple programs of study including not only next-generation agricultural offerings, but also programs leading to B.A., B.S. and Associate degrees in Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, Science and Mathematics and Business. Nestled against a lake on leafy, beautifully landscaped grounds, ABAC offers the ideal environment for learning, and on a planet in urgent need for solutions, ABAC is leading the way with innovative ideas and earth-based education.

South Georgia State College
Formed by the merger of two well-respected two-year institutions, South Georgia State College offers top-flight academic and career program options on two campuses where a classic college environment and experience (including exciting intercollegiate athletics as well as vibrant club and social opportunities) make for a memorable, motivational start on life and career.

Albany State University
A four-year, state-supported, historically black university, Albany State University offers academic, athletic and social opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional students. The numbers reveal excellence across the board: Four colleges, 30 undergraduate programs, six advanced degrees—plus six Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in a variety of sports.

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