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The mission of Gwinnett College is to provide diploma and associate degree higher education programs. These programs of high quality are designed to prepare a diverse student population to meet the needs of employees in the legal, medical, and business fields. The career-oriented degree programs contain up-to-date and integrated general education curriculum to provide for a well-rounded academic experience. GC has its goal of preparing students academically, intellectually, personally, and professionally for successful careers and advancement.
Gwinnett College is authorized under the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 to award Associate Degrees and Diplomas. We are also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees and Diplomas.
Gwinnett College was founded in July, 1976, by its past president Ruby B. Jackson, as an answer to the tremendous growth being experienced in the North Atlanta, Georgia area and by Gwinnett County in particular.
In July, 1987, the Board of Directors of Gwinnett College elected Kenneth Furby President. Under the leadership of its new president, Gwinnett College began making major strides forward. The College made application and was granted initial accreditation from the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, effective October 18, 1988. On October 24, 1988, the College opened its doors for classes in a new facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Certification to participate in the Title IV student financial assistance program was received February 23, 1989.
On February 1, 1991, Gwinnett College was purchased by Delta College, Inc., and Billy L.Clark was selected as President. On February 1, 1992, Gwinnett College moved into its current location at 4230 Highway 29 in Lilburn, Georgia. This move allowed the school to quadruple the size of our facility enabling us to better meet the needs of the community. On June 7, 1995, Gwinnett College was purchased by LTT Enterprises, Inc. and Michael Davis was named President.
In a review of its service to the community and its alumni, Gwinnett College casts an eye to the future with a great deal of pride in its past and with plans for even greater accomplishments for the College and its graduates.
In December, 2002, Gwinnett College received approval from Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission to offer Associate Degrees. In April, 2003, Gwinnett College applied for and received Associate Degree granting authority from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. On July 1, 2003, Gwinnett College received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to award Associate Degrees.
In 2006, we began making new strides in expansion. In June 2006, we completed the acquisition of the Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health who is accredited by ACCSCT. Rising Spirit was founded in 1994 by Drs. Bruce and Martha Costello and has served as Atlanta's premier massage therapy program ever since. After gaining approval from ACICS to offer Massage Therapy at our Gwinnett College campus, we are now able to offer excellent massage therapy training in the Gwinnett, Dunwoody, and Cobb county areas. Also, in November 2006, Gwinnett College expanded even further by purchasing The Medical Arts School in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Medical Arts School is accredited by ACCET and offers programs in massage therapy and esthetics.
Today, we continue to focus on a superior education for our students. Our goals are simple. We want students who start school to finish. We want students who finish school to go to work. We want students who go to work to advance in life as well as in their jobs. Our recent expansions are helping us realize our goals for even more students.
Gwinnett College, located in Lilburn, Georgia, offers degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Computers & IT, Paralegal & Healthcare.
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