Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Dr. Gregory F. Aloia

Welcome to the beautiful campus of the College of Coastal Georgia, home of the Mariners and a place where your professors know your name. First, let me start by saying thank you for considering us as your College of Choice and we look forward to assisting you in taking your next steps as you embark on your chosen career.

This is truly a unique time in our history as we are gaining national recognition for numerous achievements, including but not limited to our first-ever distinction as one of the best state colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report and one of the most affordable public regional colleges in the country.

Not only have we been ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the States, we’ve been recognized for several new degrees and programs that have been added on both campuses to serve traditional and non-traditional students, as well as being named as one of the most military friendly campuses in the nation.

These achievements and our increased enrollment rate of approximately 18% in the last three years are a testament of our continuous commitment to identifying student needs, increasing student satisfaction, improving the quality of instruction and services, and promoting and supporting academic success for all students.

Beyond the distinctions and honors, we are invested chiefly in the future of our students; our mission and core values that help current generations achieve their goals; and new opportunities and initiatives from which our future generations can benefit.

We pursue with enthusiasm the goals embedded in our vision statement: The College of Coastal Georgia will be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship.

From our outstanding faculty and staff, to our wide array of scholarships, to our development of effective, collaborative campus/community partnerships of service and learning, we have created unprecedented opportunity for students to shape their own dreams and put classroom knowledge to practical use in the real world. This, in turn, benefits the entire community in the process.

We also enhance learning through a study-friendly campus with easily-accessible tutors, study tables in every building and a library that stays open extended hours before finals and 24/7 during finals.

When you walk on our campus, you experience a community. When you enter a classroom, you experience our commitment. When you graduate from our college, you are part of our culture.

When you see the letters CCGA, you’ll know that they not only stand for College of Coastal Georgia, but also affirm your destiny: CCGA – the College of Choice in Georgia.

We’re glad you are here.

Gregory F. Aloia, Ph.D.
President and Professor
College of Coastal Georgia

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