North Georgia College & State University, also known as NGCSU, is a four-year public university located in Dahlonega, Georgia in Lumpkin County. It was originally established as an agricultural branch of the University of Georgia in 1873. After a few name and status changes, the school received the designation of state university in 1996. NGCSU became the second oldest co-educational institution in the state. It is renowned for its ROTC and is designated as ‘The Military College of Georgia’ and ‘The Leadership Institution of Georgia’.