TCSG’s Role in Complete College Georgia (CCG)
Georgia’s Higher Education Completion plan, a joint effort between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the University System of Georgia (USG), is designed to provide a framework for action and accountability that leads to increased college completion rates. By 2025, it is estimated that over 60% of jobs in Georgia will require some form of college education – a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. In 2012, only 42% of the state’s young adults (ages 25-34) had such credentials. To reach the goal of 60%, an additional 250,000 individuals, on top of normally expected graduate numbers, must complete. For TCSG, this roughly amounts to 85,064 total additional graduates – over 2500 additional students per year from the previous year through 2025.
In 2012, TCSG obtained permission from Complete College America to include the Certificates of less than one year of Economic Value when tracking the progress of the 60% Degree Production Goal. TCSG re-calculated their 60% goal to include Certificates of less than one year of Economic Value in October 2013.
TCSG’s Complete College Georgia’s goal is to produce 394,855 graduates by 2025; this is an additional 85,064 graduates by 2025.This translates to a 2.6% increase in students each year from each college above the benchmark. Refer to the 60% Goal Chart provided by the TCSG Data Center.