Tue., July 10, 2012 12:00pm (EDT)

North Georgia College Raises $44M
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

DAHLONEGA, Ga.  —  
North Georgia College & State University’s first capital campaign raised more than $44 million, including $8 million in the last six months. The five-year campaigns goal was $40 million. (Photo Courtesy of Surat Lozowick via Flickr.)
North Georgia College & State University’s first capital campaign raised more than $44 million, including $8 million in the last six months. The five-year campaigns goal was $40 million. (Photo Courtesy of Surat Lozowick via Flickr.)
North Georgia College & State University has completed a five-year fundraising campaign by bringing in more than its $40 million goal.

The school's first capital campaign raised more than $44 million, including $8 million in the last six months. The drive was called "Living Our Values: The Campaign for North Georgia."

Almost $7 million has been contributed specifically for student scholarships since the campaign began in 2007, establishing 40 new scholarship funds. President Bonita Jacobs said creating scholarships is one of her priorities.

The school gets less than 50 percent of its operating budget from the state. The rest comes from tuition, fees and private contributions.

Located in Dahlonega, North Georgia is one of six senior military colleges nationally. It has a nationally recognized Corps of Cadets.