Higher Education Offers Advancement
In a region noted for progress, Gainesville-Hall County is served directly by three outstanding institutions of higher learning with countless others within an hour's drive.
Brenau University, is a private institution based in downtown Gainesville that offers undergraduate and graduate programs that attract students from, Georgia, other states and abroad. Founded in 1878, Brenau provides a unique curriculum that blends professional preparation and with the breadth of liberal arts education. The heart of Brenau is its residential Women’s College. The university also offers coeducational programs in Gainesville, at other regional campuses around Georgia and online. The Brenau complex in Gainesville also includes Brenau Academy, a grades 9-12 residential and commuter girl’s school that offers a unique program for students to receive a two-year college degree with their high school diplomas.
Gainesville State College is a unit of the University System of Georgia. GSC offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees, in addition to Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificate programs in a variety of areas. With 9,000 enrolled between its Gainesville and Oconee Campuses, GSC integrates academic and extra-curricular activities in order to emphasize development of the “whole person”. Students can participate in student activities such as: intramurals, clubs, organizations, bands, chorus, theatre, and international-intercultural studies programs. www.gsc.edu
Lanier Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers technical certificates, diplomas, and two-year degrees to over 6,000 students every year. In addition the college also serves over 15,000 students in Economic Development Programs and Adult Education to total over 20,000 citizens that receive workforce development services each year. The college has five campuses located throughout Northeast Georgia and is the foremost provider of workforce development services in the area. The main campus in Oakwood is host to Georgia's Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, offering customized training using the latest in advanced and automated manufacturing technology. The college also offers GED and ESL training and testing through its Adult Education department, which helps thousands of students acquire high school diplomas every year.
Higher Education Institutions Nearby
Within an hour's drive of Greater Hall County, students and adults have a number of public and private colleges and universities they may choose from:
Gainesville-Hall County Area Colleges and Universities
- Gainesville State College www.gsc.edu
- Brenau University www.brenau.edu
- Lanier Technical College www.laniertech.edu
- Atlanta University Center, www.aucenter.edu
- Emory University, www.emory.edu
- Georgia State University, www.gsu.edu
- Georgia Tech, www.gatech.edu