Office of the President

Welcome to the Office of the President

It’s indeed a pleasure to extend my welcome to all prospective students, parents and friends who might be looking at our website to learn more about Middle Georgia State University.

Our university dates back to 1884 but was created anew in recent years—first as a state college and beginning in July 2015, as a state university. We are a regionally focused institution serving both traditional and non-traditional students as an exciting and unique unit of the University System of Georgia.

Ours is a blended mission—we seek to serve both academically gifted students aspiring to programs ranging from high school dual-enrollment to graduate degrees and to serve as a point of access to higher education in the region for students traditionally underrepresented at universities. With five locations across 150 miles in the center of the state, as well as numerous online learning opportunities, our university enjoys a strategic location with broad reach.

Our Eastman Campus is home to the School of Aviation, where we operate the only state-funded aviation school in Georgia. Our Cochran Campus serves residential and commuting students and is home to our NAIA four-year athletics program, co-curricular opportunities appealing to traditional students, and the excellent Georgia Academy of Arts, Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences—a residential dual-enrollment program for high-performing high school students.

The Macon Campus, which serves more than half of our student population, is home to our administrative units and boasts proximity to varied experiential learning opportunities in the Macon metro area, the Hatcher Conference Center, as well as a state-of-the-art student recreation and wellness center. Our Dublin campus is adjacent to major regional healthcare employers, while our Warner Robins campus is home to our Office of Graduate Studies and a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) facility just one mile from Robins Air Force Base.

As the state university with its heart in the song and soul of the South, we are excited to build on the proud history of Middle Georgia and innovate to create an even brighter future for the region. Whether you are a prospective student or someone who is just curious about what this new institution is all about, please explore this website to learn more about the wide array of certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees we offer, our vibrant student life and our great sports programs. Better yet, come see us at any of our campuses. We know you’ll find staff and faculty who are devoted to helping students achieve their educational goals so they can improve their own lives, as well as the lives of their family members and the communities where they live.

Dr. Christopher Blake