Among the most notable, metro Atlanta’s Kennesaw State University and the University of West Georgia in Carrollton are now considered among the state’s four comprehensive universities — with a focus on undergraduate and master’s level courses and some doctoral programs.
It is a bump up in prestige for both institutions and second only to the state’s top research category.
The system’s four premier research institutions remain unchanged: Georgia Tech, Georgia State, the University of Georgia and Georgia Regents University, which houses the system’s public medical college.
But the system has regrouped its lower-tiered, more local universities and colleges by the programs they emphasize and the type of students they would enroll, such as those interested in two-year degrees versus four-year programs.
More information can be found on the University System's website: www.usg.edu.