Higher Education

The exceptional quality of higher education available in Macon is increasingly recognized as a valuable community asset. One of the most beneficial features of Macon's network of local universities, colleges, and technical schools is its visionary approach to developing specific employee training programs for individual industries and companies.

From courses developed specifically for GEICO at Middle Georgia State University and Central Georgia Technical College to Mercer University's School of Engineering internship and co-op programs with area businesses, these alliances have fostered a positive and invaluable relationship between local businesses and educational institutions.

There are over 50,000 students in the Macon area.

Central Georgia Technical College

3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon, GA 31206

As one of the largest technical colleges in the state (with three community campuses and six instructional centers in surrounding counties), CGTC provides technical training, adult education and continuing education courses. It offers associate degrees and technical certificate program options in areas such as business, health, technical, industrial, and personal service. Additionally CGTC offers industry-specific accreditations, licensure and approval from various state and national agencies.

  • Phone: 478-757-3400
  • Website:
  • President: Dr. Ivan Allen
  • Enrollment: 14,639
  • Highest Offering: Associate of Applied Science

Fort Valley State University

1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030

Fort Valley State University, a public, 1890 land-grant institution that offers 35 undergraduate and graduate-level programs within its four colleges, including: The College of Agriculture; The College of Arts and Sciences; The College of Education and The College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education. In addition to the Fort Valley campus, courses are also offered in Warner Robins.

  • Phone: 478-825-6211
  • Website:
  • President: Dr. Jessica Bailey
  • Enrollment: 2,594
  • Highest Offering: Master’s Degree, Specialist, and Cooperative Doctorate Program

Georgia College & State University

231 West Hancock St., Milledgeville, GA 31061

Georgia College & State University, Georgia's designated Public Liberal Arts University, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and specialist degrees. Georgia College & State University offers more than 36 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate programs in four schools - the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the John H. Lounsbury College of Education and the College of Health Sciences.

  • Phone: 478-445-5004 / 800-324-0471
  • Website:
  • President: Dr. Steve Dorman
  • Enrollment: 6,772
  • Highest Offering: Master’s Degree and Specialist


Georgia Military College

201 E. Greene Street,  Milledgeville, GA 31061

With nine campuses in Georgia and online, GMC is a Military Junior College offering a liberal arts-based, two-year undergraduate curriculum designed to support student attainment of an associate's degree and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In 2015, GMC will begin awarding a 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree at its Milledgeville, Augusta and Columbus campuses. Selected college students who enroll in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), become U.S Army commissioned officers in two years.

          • Phone: 478-387-4900
          • Website:
          • President: Lt. Gen. William  Caldwell, IV
          • Enrollment: 12,053
          • Highest Offering:  2 year Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees;        
            beginning in 2015-16, Bachelor of Applied Science

Middle Georgia State University

100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206

Founded in 2013 by the combination of Macon State College (founded in 1968) and Middle Georgia State College (founded in Cochran in 1884), Middle Georgia State was elevated to a state university in July of 2015. The is a baccalaureate-granting institution with beautiful facilities in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robins, Middle Georgia State is focused on providing professionally oriented programs to address the workforce needs of Georgia. The Eastman Campus is home to the only public School of Aviation in the state. Middle Georgia State has eight intercollegiate varsity athletics teams competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

  • Phone: 478-471-2700
  • Website:
  • President: Dr. Christopher Blake
  • Enrollment: 7,989 
  • Highest Offering: Bachelor’s Degree

Mercer University

1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207

Founded in 1833, Mercer offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, and law on its Macon campus. Mercer’s School of Engineering is ranked among the Top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. Campuses in Atlanta offer programs in pharmacy and theology.

  • Phone: 800-MercerU (637-2378)
  • Website:
  • President: Dr. William D. Underwood
  • Enrollment: 4,409 (Undergraduate) 8,557 (total all campuses)
  • Highest Offering: Ph. D.

Wesleyan College

4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

The first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, Wesleyan College was founded in 1836 and offers bachelor degrees in 35 majors and 29 minors including self-designed majors and interdisciplinary programs, as well as eight pre-professional programs.

  • Phone: 478-477-1110
  • Website:
  • President: Ruth Austin Knox
  • Enrollment: 607 Full Time, 81 Co-Ed Graduate Programs
  • Highest Offering: Master’s Degree