Georgia Gwinnett College is a dynamic learning community where student engagement and faculty-student mentoring are the hallmark. GGC has an average class size of 22 students. Small classes, student support, high-tech classrooms and flexible scheduling make success possible for everyone at GGC.


  • New, four-year, public, liberal arts college – the nation’s first four-year public college founded in the 21st century, and the first four-year public institution created in Georgia in more than 100 years
  • A College of Distinction
  • Lowest in-state tuition and fees among ranked public colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2014)
  • Fifth highest-ranked Southern public regional college, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2014)
  • Most diverse college (public or private) in the Southern region for two consecutive years, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine (2015 and 2016)
  • Twice recognized as friendly to the military, 2014 and 2015


  • More than 12,000 students (fall 2016)
  • About 70 percent are full-time, 30 percent part-time
  • Student population of generally 50/50 male/female, with slightly more females
  • College of choice for Gwinnett, enrolling more Gwinnett County students (just over 70 percent)
  • About 126 nations represented among the student body


  • Full-time instructional faculty: 458
  • Part-time instructional faculty: 240
  • Nearly all of the college’s full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or other professional terminal degree.
  • Faculty are available to students via cell phone for questions and academic assistance outside the office.
  • The faculty’s primary roles are teaching and student engagement.


  • 15 majors with over 40 areas of concentration
  • Small classes; average size of 22 students
  • Available evening and weekend classes
  • Flexible scheduling (weekday, evening and weekend classes) to accommodates today's busy students 

Student Support and Faculty Engagement

  • Student Success programs ensure that all GGC students, regardless of their academic preparation, have comprehensive support to develop skills needed to succeed.
  • Faculty mentors work closely with students throughout their years at Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Faculty are available to students via cell phone for questions and academic assistance outside the office.
  • First Year Matters helps develop student skills and attitudes necessary for college and life success.
  • Career Services available.
  • Disability Services provided.
  • Student wellness programming offers counseling, health services and fitness.
  • Honors Program

Student Life


  • Access to thriving Residence Life program
  • Two-, four-, six-, eight- or 12-bedroom suites, featuring private bedrooms and shared living spaces
  • All suites fully furnished, including well-equipped kitchenettes
  • Exclusive amenities and benefits, including on-site laundry facilities that email when your clothes are done


  • Students are immersed in a high-level technology environment in every classroom.
  • All classrooms feature “smart” technology. Teachers control many different tools while lecturing – the internet, media players and overhead digital projectors. A built-in recorder can capture the lecture and save it to a website or email. Students have more options for acquiring, reviewing and retaining lecture content.
  • Online tools give students access to class information, providing the flexibility to learn at home, in the classroom or in the office. 

Learn more about our students and campus through our history and GGC Facts.

View our general organizational chart to get a snapshot of GGC's administrative structure.

*Exact numbers vary slightly from semester to semester.