About MGA


Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is a leading public university in Georgia, committed to offering high-quality educational opportunities and fostering an engaged and welcoming community. The best value state university in the University System of Georgia, MGA serves 8,000+ students on campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins - and online. The University offers 65+ areas of study and degrees at the doctorate, master's, and bachelor's levels, along with select career-oriented associate's degrees and certificates. MGA is home to Georgia's flagship School of Aviation and stands at the forefront of aviation education. With a commitment to excellence, MGA continues to be a hub for innovation and academic achievement. Student housing is available on the Macon, Cochran, and Eastman campuses. In early 2024, the Peach Belt Conference extended an invitation to Middle Georgia State to join the league pending approval of the University’s acceptance into the NCAA Division II provisional process. MGA’s goal is to achieve NCAA Division II status by August 2025. The potential move is a significant part of MGA’s strategy to build the University’s athletics culture and identity and to champion student-athlete success.

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What we know today as MGA was created through the merger of Middle Georgia College based in Cochran, Ga., and Macon State College based in Macon, Ga. Middle Georgia College was founded in 1884 while Macon State College was founded in 1968, making MGA a unique combination of the contemporary and traditional in higher education. We commit to four core values: Stewardship, Engagement, Adaptability, and Learning. More details about the University’s exceptional history and our vision and values are at the links to the right.  

Mission Statement

Middle Georgia State University educates and graduates inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region and the state.


Middle Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Middle Georgia State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( www.sacscoc.org).


Middle Georgia State University strives to comply with all applicable Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations, as well as Board of Regents policy and University policies and procedures. Ultimately the president of MGA is responsible for ensuring that the University complies with all laws, rules and regulations.

The Internal Auditor is the designated MGA compliance officer. The Chief Counsel & Campus Affairs Officer —who chairs the University Compliance Commission—is the point of contact for policy changes. The following compliance officers have been appointed for the specific areas due to the large number of high risk policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

A table of compliance officer contacts.
Area Compliance Officer
Athletics Director of Athletics
Clery Act Assistant VP for Risk Management and Police Services
Environmental Regulations Assistant VP for Facilities
FAA Regulations Chief Flight Instructor
Federal Financial Aid Director of Financial Aid
Nondiscrimination in Employment Chief Human Resources Officer
Open Records Act Open Records Officer/University Counsel
Students with Disabilities Director of Accessibility Services
Title IX Chief Officer of Campus Culture & Community/Title IX Coordinator


Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity institution. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). To contact the ethics and compliance hotline, call 1.877.516.3460. File a report online at https://mga.alertline.com.