Technical College System of Georgia and Western Governors University Announce Partnership




WGU Chancellor Ben Coulter (left) and TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier / TCSG

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Western Governors University (WGU) recently signed a partnership agreement to better serve TCSG students interested in transferring to WGU after earning an associate degree from a TCSG college to provide educational opportunities.

The agreement provides students with a streamlined approach to access higher education through WGU’s online college courses. The WGU is pleased to be able to offer further training opportunities to the graduates and employees of the 22 technical universities in Georgia.

“This agreement means more seamless post-secondary pathways for students interested in pursuing their education after TCSG,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “WGU’s flexible online program offerings allow busy students to graduate in their time, helping to strengthen Georgia’s workforce.”

WGU’s online programs are mentor-supported and designed to fit busy work and home schedules and support the goal of building a sustainable workforce. WGU will provide TCSG students with flexible, personalized learning paths toward graduate degrees and programs.

“WGU is proud to partner with the Technical College System of Georgia to expand opportunities for technical college students in the state,” said Kimberly K. Estep, vice president of WGU’s Southeast Region. “Together, we hope this partnership will help expand accessible and affordable education for students of technical colleges across Georgia.”

Under the terms of the partnership, alumni and staff of Georgia partner colleges are eligible to apply for the $2,500 WGU Community College Partner Scholarship. WGU is also committed to continuing to offer students an affordable, flexible transfer option after completing their time in the Technical College System of Georgia.

WGU is one of the few fully online universities for Georgian students. The WGU offers more than 60 online courses in business, education, health and information technology. There are more than 5,000 WGU students in Georgia and nearly 8,000 graduate students in the state. For more information on WGU programs or WGU in Georgia, visit wgu.edu.


About the Technical College System of Georgia

The 22 colleges that make up the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for a qualified workforce. TCSG provides world-class education in more than 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs for students trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system is also home to the Georgia Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, across the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s leading custom workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, which work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. Visit www.TCSG.edu for more information.


About WGU

The nonprofit WGU was founded in 1997 by 19 US governors with a mission to expand access to quality, affordable higher education. Today, it serves more than 130,000 students nationwide and has nearly 250,000 graduates in all 50 states. As the nation’s leading competency-based university that drives innovation, WGU has been recognized by the White House, heads of state, employers and students as a model that works in post-secondary education. In just 25 years, the university has become a leading influencer in the development of innovative workplace-based approaches to education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News and CNN, and the New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.


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