AUGUSTA, Ga (WFXG) - Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia is set to open a new four-year campus in Savannah, Ga.

The new campus is expected to enroll its first student on the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University by Fall 2024.

The campus will be located in the existing Armstrong Center and the Health Professions Academic Building of Georgia Southern’s Waters College of Health Professions.

On Tuesday, the Board Of Regents of the University Sytems of Georgia $1.7 million for renovations at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus. The funds are expected to help make the new campus a reality. 

The money was included in the fiscal year 2024 state budget passed earlier this year by the Georgia General Assembly and signed by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 5.

“We’re grateful to Governor Kemp, Speaker Burns, Lt. Gov. Jones, and the General Assembly for their support in helping MCG and the university system expand one of the best public medical colleges in the nation and help get more doctors into our local communities,” USG Chancellor Sonny Perdue said.

The new campus would allow MCG to accept 40 more students per year, increasing its class size, already one of the nation’s largest, to 304 students per class.

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