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 Macon State College 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 30,000 students in the Macon area.
Central Georgia Technical College
Address: 3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon, GA 31206
(and six community campuses)
Phone: 478-757-3400 Website: www.centralgatech.edu
President: Dr. Michael D. Moye
Highest Offering: Associate of Applied Science
As one of the largest technical colleges in the state, CGTC provides technical training, adult education and continuing education courses. It offers more than 100 associate degrees, as well as diploma and technical certificate program options in business, health, technical, trade and industrial, and personal service.
Fort Valley State University
Address: 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: 478-825-6211 Website: www.fvsu.edu
President: Dr. Larry Eugene Rivers
Highest Offering: Master’s Degree, Specialist, and Cooperative Doctorate Program
Fort Valley State University, a public, senior, 1890 land-grant institution, is organized into four Colleges: The College of Agriculture, Home Economics and Allied Programs; 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 offered at off-campus sites in Macon, Warner Robins, Cochran, Dublin and Vienna.
Georgia College & State University
Address: 231 West Hancock St., Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-445-5004/ 800-324-0471 Website: www.gcsu.edu
President: Dr. Dorothy Leland
Highest Offering: Master’s Degree and Specialist
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.
Macon State College
Address: 100 College Station Drive, Macon, GA 31206
(and two additional community campuses)
Phone: 478-471-2700 Website: www.maconstate.edu
President: Dr. David Bell
Highest Offering: Bachelor’s Degree
With campuses located in Macon, Warner Robins, and on Robins Air Force Base, Macon State College offers 17 Bachelor's Degrees and 29 majors concentrated in disciplines essential to the economic vitality of the region. Macon State also offers associate degrees, career programs, and certificates.
Address: 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207
Phone: 800-merceru Website: www.mercer.edu
President: Dr. William D. Underwood
Enrollment: 3,489 (Macon) 8,082 (total all campuses)
Highest Offering: Ph. D.
Founded in 1833, Mercer offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, and law on its Macon campus. Campuses in Atlanta offer programs in pharmacy and theology. Mercer University is comprised of 2 campuses and 4 Regional Academic Centers.
Middle Georgia Technical College
Address: 80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone: 478-988-6800 Website: http://www.middlegatech.edu/
President: Dr. Ivan Allen
Highest Offering: Associates Degree
Middle Georgia Technical College is a two-year college located in Houston, Georgia. It is governed by Technical College System of Georgia. Middle Georgia Technical College has a four-county service area with a presence in each county. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award technical certificates of credit, diplomas, and associate of applied science degrees.
Address: 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Phone: 478-477-1110 Website: www.wesleyancollege.edu
President: Ruth Austin Knox
Enrollment: 607 Full Time, 81 Co-Ed Graduate Programs
Highest Offering: Master’s Degree
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.