About MGA


Middle Georgia State University (MGA) – the best value state university in the University System of Georgia - serves 7,600+ students on campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins. Students can choose from 65+ areas of study – including information technology, health sciences, media/communication, business, and aviation - that lead to bachelor’s degrees. MGA also offers professionally oriented master’s degrees, including in IT, professional leadership, public relations, secondary education, nursing, and technical and professional writing, as well as a doctorate in IT. About 20 MGA degrees are offered entirely online. The University is home to Georgia’s flagship aviation school – based on the Eastman Campus - and a four-year degree in flight. Student housing is available on the Macon, Cochran, and Eastman campuses. Ten women and men’s athletics teams currently compete in the Southern States Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  The University is exploring a transition to NCAA Division II athletics.

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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 graduates inspired, lifelong learners whose knowledge and careers enhance 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.

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 Director of Human Resources
Open Records Act Open Records Officer/University Counsel
Students with Disabilities Director of Accessibility Services
Title IX Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity/Title IX Coordinator


Middle Georgia State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity institution. Factors of race, national origin, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability are not considered in the admission or treatment of students or in employment. It is the intent of the institution to comply with all Federal and State laws and regulations related to nondiscrimination, including but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent executive orders, as well as Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To contact the ethics and compliance hotline, call 1.877.516.3460. File a report online at https://mga.alertline.com.