Founded in 1828, Georgia Health Sciences University is home to the Medical College of Georgia, the 13th-oldest continuously operating medical school in the United States and the third-oldest in the Southeast.
GHSU has more than 2,400 students in five colleges: the Medical College, Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies and Nursing. Students come from most of Georgia’s 159 counties.
GHSU offers modern classrooms and laboratories, the 478-bed Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, the Children’s Medical Center, extensive outpatient clinics, residence halls, a student center, a wellness center and an outstanding medical education library.
With approximately 5,000 faculty, staff and residents (9,000 enterprise-wide), GHSU is one of the largest employers in the Augusta area. The University System of Georgia reports that during the 2007 fiscal year, an additional 3,800 jobs resulted from spending related to the institution, and its overall economic impact on the area approached nearly $1 billion.
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Richmond-county Georgia, about 145 miles east of Atlanta.
1120 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, Georgia, 30912
Georgia Health Sciences University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award one-year and advanced certificates and degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, first professional, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Health Sciences University. All eligible academic programs maintain accreditation by the appropriate specialized accrediting bodies.
Official Academic Programs
ENROLLMENT BY DISCIPLINE (FALL 2011)
Allied Health Sciences: 556
Biomedical Sciences: 121
Dental Medicine: 311
From Georgia: 88%
DEGREES CONFERRED (2010-2011)
One-Year Certificate: 14
Post-Master's Certificate: 5
First Professional: 241
FACULTY (AS OF JUNE 30, 2011)
GHSU Total: 1,027
Full-time Instructional : 651
RESEARCH (AS OF JUNE 30, 2011)
Total Sponsored Awards Received: $99,346,766
Total Sponsored Research Funding: $84,449,258
National Institutes of Health Funding: $61,378,988
SOURCE: Office of Institutional Research
For more facts and figures, please visit IRIS, GHSU's online data and information system.