The University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in the United States. UGA’s charter was adopted by the General Assembly in 1784 establishing the University as the first college supported by a state government. At that time the few existing colleges were private colleges.
UGA’s establishment started a movement that continues to shape our Nation by providing educational opportunities to Georgia residents. As we approach the bicentennial of the organization of Gwinnett County, our residents and visitors can appreciate how closely intertwined academia and public life are. Public colleges and universities–like UGA–educate around 15 million students each year. About 300,000 students are enrolled in institutions that make up the University System of Georgia.
Here in Dacula, we are ideally located to serve and to take advantage of these opportunities. Located in Georgia’s Innovation Crescent, Dacula is just minutes from nearly three dozen fine public universities and colleges including Georgia Tech, UGA, Georgia State–and located just 6 miles away our newest Georgia Gwinnett College. These institutions can provide almost any choice of careers and courses of study.