The College of Coastal Georgia is a leader in higher education, transforming lives through engaged learning – every student, every time.


As a state college of the University System of Georgia, the College of Coastal Georgia will be a college of choice for Georgia residents and beyond by providing an accessible and affordable quality education. Advocating excellence in scholarship and community engagement, the College promotes student progression and timely graduation through student-centered programs that offer a rich and diverse student experience. Students are prepared for meaningful careers, advanced study, lifelong learning, and participation in a global and technological society. The institution will provide associate and baccalaureate degrees that support the intellectual, economic, and cultural needs of the community and region.

Approved (November 10, 2015) and Reaffirmed (January 12, 2021) by the USG Board of Regents.

College Values

The College of Coastal Georgia’s core values frame its mission and vision, and guide the institution through changing times and priority settings.
Quality Education

Commitment to providing high-quality, innovative, and flexible educational opportunities and services in an accessible student-centered environment, creating a climate of discovery that values and embraces both inquiry and creativity, expecting students to take active responsibility for their education, fostering close student-teacher bonds, offering ongoing assessment of academic programs, and integrating all programs that promote student access and success.

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Experiential Learning

Integrate meaningful experiential and holistic community service on campus and in the broader community with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, foster an attitude of generosity in service, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

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Global Awareness

Commitment to providing value-added education by promoting cross-cultural understanding, fostering respect and appreciation among and between students, faculty, and staff, and cultivating collaborative relationships with international programs and global communities.

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Advocate leadership roles that uphold professionalism, responsibility, and motivation through enhanced skills in organizing, planning, problem-solving, and communicating to prepare students to meet tomorrow’s workforce.

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Infuse exploration and innovation across the educational process while anchoring these entrepreneurial strategies in social and community purposes.

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