The University of Georgia is committed to launching careers, creating companies, and developing resources that serve our state. This commitment has generated a $7.4 billion annual impact on Georgia’s economy – and that’s not all.

University programs and research have helped launch more than 200 companies and introduced more than 900 new products to the market, making UGA a top 5 U.S. university for new products.

For the millions of people we serve, across all 159 Georgia counties, UGA is strengthening our economy with research, collaboration, and action. Our impact in Georgia, a hub for international commerce, benefits communities here and around the world.

See UGA’s economic impact in your community

As a land-grant and sea-grant institution, the University of Georgia is committed to the economic vitality of our state, generating a $7.4 billion annual impact on Georgia’s economy. The impact map showcases UGA’s economic contribution, outreach, alumni networks and student enrollment in every Georgia county, legislative district and service delivery region.

  • $7.4 billion annual economic impact
  • 221,249 UGA alumni in Georgia
  • 33,710 Georgia students enrolled in 2021–2022

Take advantage of statewide resources

The University of Georgia leverages a vast, statewide network of resources to drive economic development; create innovative technology that lays the foundation for new companies and makes existing organizations more profitable; prepare students to be leaders; and provide training that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses thrive.

See our students and alumni in action

UGA’s significant economic impact also is driven by the success of our students and alumni, who serve all corners of Georgia. Named the #16 Best Public University by the U.S. News & World Report (2021), UGA provides outstanding instruction and offers degree and certificate programs that prepare students to meet the ever-changing needs of Georgia’s economy. Our graduates are distinguished by their intellect, teamwork and hands-on, real-world learning experiences gained through an abundance of internship and service-learning opportunities.