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 2020, 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. Currently in Georgia, only 42% of the state’s young adults (ages 25-34) have 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 50,000 total additional graduates – approximately 1,100 additional per year through 2020.
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.
Georgia’s goal is now to produce 239,250 graduates by 2020. TCSG’s portion of this goal is to produce 26% of Georgia’s goal – this is an additional 79,531 graduates by 2020.This translates to a 4.7% increase in students each year from each college above the benchmark. Refer to the 60% Goal Chart provided by the TCSG Data Center.