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The Value of MGA

One of our core values at MGA is Stewardship – as stewards of the public trust, this institution is dedicated to providing our students with the best education at the lowest possible cost - ensuring that both students and the taxpayers of the state of Georgia are getting a good return on their investment. Through the hard work and dedication of our staff and faculty, Middle Georgia State University has one of the best value propositions of any public institution in the state.

  • For Students
  • For the State and Region

A college education is one of the best investments you can make in yourself – you want a quality education that will lead to a satisfying career, without incurring too much debt. At Middle Georgia State, we are dedicated to providing our students with the experiences, opportunities, knowledge, and skills you need to meet that goal.

On average bachelor's degrees earn 84% more than without a degree.

Why wouldn’t you give yourself the advantage in finding a job that pays well? And why not take advantage of the most affordable public university in the state of Georgia?

Tuition and fees comparison per year.

The staff and faculty at MGA are leveraging technology to make your education even more affordable. Our fully online programs make it possible to complete a degree from the comfort of home, and our open educational resources initiative could save you thousands on textbook costs.

3 fully online degrees. Open education resources has saved about $50,000 per semester.

The MGA Foundation helps make an education at Middle Georgia State even more affordable with over $300,000 in scholarships awarded each year.

$330,000+ in scholarships awarded by the MGA Foundation in 2016-17

If you’re still in high school, consider the savings by taking advantage of Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program.

MGA Dual Enrollment has allowed over 1,000 students to save over $1,000,000 in tuition.

Whether your greatness is waiting in the classroom or the board room, the library or the clinic, cyberspace or the skies above, MGA’s exceptional faculty are dedicated to helping you find it – read their stories here.

Read more about the exciting research being done by members of the MGA faculty here.

Once you’ve completed your degree, your quest for greatness continues - and MGA can help with that, too. Our Office of Career Services can help you take those first steps into a rewarding career.

10,000+ student-employer connections made in 2016-17.

The degrees we offer at MGA can lead to careers in high-demand fields, including healthcare, information technology, education, and more.

MGA graduates since 2013 in specific degrees and those positions media GA salary. Contact a recruiter to learn more

In the interest of being good stewards, the faculty and staff at MGA are devoted to doing more with less, improving efficiency, and reducing costs while still providing exceptional educational experiences.

Since consolidation in 2013, the cost in state-appropriated dollars per student and per credit hour has decreased - 3.5% and 6%, respectively.

ring graph for where MGA's income comes from. ring graph for where MGA's budget is spent.

This increased efficiency is a result of practices and initiatives across our five campus to seek out alternative revenue streams, reduce costs, and manage resources more effectively.

Philanthropic support has increased over the last 5 years. Income from fuel sales at MGA FBO.

Efficiency and revenue don’t mean a thing if we fail in our mission to provide a quality education for tomorrow’s workforce - a goal from which we have never strayed.

Year to year retention rates for students starting as full-time. Military connected students have increased 67% in the last 3 years. Graduation numbers since consolidation.

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Bottom line? Middle Georgia State remains a solid investment for the state’s taxpayers, with an economic impact in 2016 of more than $91,000,000.

$2.84 generated in economic impact for each dollar appropriated.

  LAST MODIFIED: 8/18/2017