Welcome to the College of Coastal Georgia!

Dr. Michelle Johnston

On behalf of our entire campus community, welcome to the College of Coastal Georgia.

You are invited to explore all that the College has to offer - from diverse educational opportunities, to engaging extracurricular activities, to remarkable outdoor adventures to be found in the Golden Isles.

Whether you are new to Coastal Georgia or a returning student, I know you will find a warm welcome to the Mariner community. You may have arrived at Coastal Georgia knowing exactly what you want to study, or you may be looking to explore a variety of academic offerings. Either way, you will find yourself well supported by the College’s faculty and staff.

This is an exciting time in the life of the College of Coastal Georgia. From national recognition for our outstanding nursing program, to two newly launched bachelor’s programs - Environmental Science and Hospitality and Tourism Management - that take advantage of our incredible location - from a 100 percent placement rate for our Teacher Education graduates, to a Criminal Justice program taught by current and former instructors at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC, Glynco) academic life here is vibrant. Mariners Athletics continues to dazzle with our eight teams taking The Sun Conference by storm since joining the conference in Fall 2017. Seven of our eight teams competed in tournament championships with three teams competing in national tournament play. Our men’s golf team secured the runner-up spot in the NAIA tournament in 2019 and Mariner Mark David Johnson won the tournament title, earning the NAIA Arnold Palmer Individual Champion Award. Student life at the College continues to be vibrant, with two new residence halls built in the last decade and countless clubs and student organizations that make life at Coastal Georgia dynamic and engaging. There has never been a better time to be a Mariner!

At the College of Coastal Georgia, we are deeply committed to your success. We want to help you discover your academic passions, your civic purpose, your professional pathway, and your community of people to support you along life’s journeys. Discover all that is possible for you here at the College. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon.


Michelle R. Johnston, Ph.D