Founded in 1873, North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) is a leading public university located in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia, US. It is the state's second-oldest university, and one of the senior military colleges in the United States.

North Georgia College and State University is the first co-educational college in the state and the first public college in Georgia to admit women.

NGCSU has the following academic schools: Mike Cottrell School of Business; School of Education; School of Arts & Letters; School of Science & Health Professions.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. All teacher education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Master of Science degree in Community Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

In addition the university is an accredited member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Georgia Colleges.

Rankings:

- Placed in Tier 1 and ranked 56th in the category "Universities-Master's (South)" by US News & World Report 2010.

- Ranked 90th in the list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance (February 2010 issue).

- 20th in the South among public universities offering undergraduate and master's programs and 50th among both private and public universities in the South (USNWR 2008).

* Next: Georgia College & State University

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