The county is home to a full range of college options – institutions offering degrees that range from associate to doctorate, and all the options in between. Of course, with distance learning programs and online options, a physical campus is a not always a necessity. But for those students who need and want to earn their college credentials in Gwinnett, there are choices for everyone.
Gwinnett Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College has been providing career-focused education and training from its Lawrenceville campus for more than 30 years. GTC offers more than 145 associate degree, diploma and certificate options in a very wide range of program areas – from healthcare to computer science. Programs are developed in concert with business and industry in the fastest growing fields, plus emerging industries and technologies, where employers need a highly skilled workforce and graduates are in demand.
Gwinnett Education Center – Saint Leo University
Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University is a leading Catholic teaching institution that enrolls almost 16,000 students from its Florida main campus, more than 40 education centers, and online degree programs. Its Gwinnett Education Center is in Duluth and offers associate and bachelor’s degrees, plus two masters programs, in business administration and criminal justice. St. Leo has both on-campus class options in the evenings and on weekends, plus online and distance learning options.
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College opened its doors in 2006 as the first four-year, public college created in the U.S. in the 21st century. In just ten years, the college’s growth in all aspects – enrollment, programs and facilities – has been rapid and dramatic. Enrollment is now approaching 13,000 and GGC students can earn a bachelor’s degree in 15 different majors with over 40 concentrations.
Georgia Gwinnett celebrates its standing as a “different kind of four-year college” – with smaller class sizes, a focus on technology, an incredibly diverse student body (100 nations and 30 states represented) and a mission to provide access to all students. GGC also has the lowest tuition and fees among ranked Georgia colleges (U.S. News and World Report, 2016). The college has over 120 student organizations and a fast-growing athletic program that has already earned national and conference championships.
University of Georgia, Gwinnett Campus
The University of Georgia-Gwinnett Campus serves the educational needs of working professionals and businesses from its Lawrenceville campus. The campus provides graduate-level programs in the professional-academic fields of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, information technology, higher education, non-profit leadership, social work, public administration, sports management, and business. UGA faculty members teach programs from the school or college in which each program originates.
The UGA Gwinnett Campus offers evening and Saturday classes and a broad range of student support services. UGA-Gwinnett is a full-service campus; offering instructional and support space, including access to computer labs, library and study rooms, as well as student services.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Gwinnett’s own medical college, Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. GA-PCOM is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. GA–PCOM offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. The college especially encourages graduates to serve where the need is greatest—inner cities and rural areas with severe physician shortages. Here in Gwinnett, GA-PCOM students contributed more than 7,000 student volunteer hours. In its 10 years, GA–PCOM has conferred more than 900 doctorate and master’s degrees and more than 300 certificates.