Middle Georgia State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, opened in January 2013 as a consolidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College. Known as Middle Georgia State College immediately after the merger, Middle Georgia State became a university on July 1, 2015. The institution operates campuses in Cochran (Bleckley County), Dublin, Eastman, Macon, and Warner Robins, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
By fall 2015 more than 3,000 students were enrolled at Middle Georgia State, and the university offered twenty-one four-year degree programs. Nine states, not including Georgia, and eleven countries outside the United States are represented in the student body.