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Study at North Georgia College and State University

North Georgia College and State University was established in 1873 as the North Georgia Agricultural College. It was an agricultural branch of the University of Georgia at that time. When the agricultural program was dropped in 1929, the name was changed to North Georgia College. University status was granted to the college in 1996, after which it was named North Georgia College and State University. NGCSU offers Enrolment to over 5, 000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. The rural campus is spread across 112 acres of land. The university operates 4 schools:

  • Mike Cottrell School of Business
  • School of Arts and Letters
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural and Health Sciences
NGCSU offers bachelor of arts, science and masters degrees in various area of study. Associates degrees in nursing, and certificate programs in teacher licensure and engineering transfer are also available to the students of this university.

The athletics teams of NGCSU are known as the Saints. They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field and softball.

Profile of North Georgia College and State University

North Georgia is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Dahlonega, GA. The school is classified as a public college. Students at North Georgia earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include education and teaching.

North Georgia Selectivity

North Georgia does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 500 to 580 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 580. North Georgia attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

North Georgia, in 2007, had 5, 227 students (4, 355 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. North Georgia makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Peach Belt Conference for major sports.

North Georgia Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find North Georgia to be more affordable than many of its peers.

North Georgia Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching365special ed, physical education teaching, early childhood education, middle school teaching, educational administration, art education, social science teaching, science teaching, . . .
Business and Management183business management, marketing, accounting, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine154registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Liberal Arts145history, political science, sociology, social services, English, Spanish language
Science65biology, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling57psychology, physical therapy, community psychology
Fine Arts14fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8athletic trainer
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art
Family and Social Work5public administration
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Music2music performance

Contact: North Georgia

North Georgia College and State University

82 College Circle

Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001

General Phone: (706) 864-1400


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