University of West Georgia

Distance Education


University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Institution Overview

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The University of West Georgia (UWG) – a four-year institution – invites you to Go West and experience an intellectually stimulating and supportive community both off- and online!

UWG provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees online, bringing quality public higher education to the people of west Georgia and beyond! Our superior teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good extends beyond our campus classrooms and into your home through online learning and off-campus sites.

We educate students in a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional programs at the baccalaureate, graduate and educational specialist’s levels. No matter what field of study you’re interested in, UWG can welcome you home.

Here’s what we have to offer:

  • Our online program was ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, with special recognition given to our WebMBA, which ranked 4th in the nation, and our online graduate computer information technology program, which ranked 12th. UWG’s online graduate nursing program, online graduate education program and online bachelor’s program in criminology also received high marks.

  • 86 programs of study, including 43 bachelor’s, 29 master’s and specialist degrees, 4 doctorates, 8 post-baccalaureate certifications, 2 post-master’s certifications, as well as one of Georgia’s few Honors Colleges.

  • 20 degrees that you can earn 100% online, with more than 250 online courses each semester. We are also the University System of Georgia administrator for the statewide collaborative eCore program, which allows students to complete their first two years of college online.

  • Numerous courses and degree programs at alternate campus locations, including the Atlanta History Center, UWG Newnan, and UWG Douglasville.

  • A bustling campus and online community of more than 12,000 students, including an active international student population from more than 40 countries.

  • New, world-class student amenities such as an athletic complex and stadium, Greek Village, coliseum, and student center on a sprawling 650-acre campus in beautiful Carrollton, Ga.

  • Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs in the United States. The Advanced Academy is also one of only 11 programs that are officially listed in the National Consortium of Early College Entry Programs.

  • Boasting an economic impact of more than $456 million during FY 2013.