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 22 | Education & Schools
The University of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge campus has been a game- changer for higher education in the area — serving dual-enrolled high school stu- dents, as well as full-time freshmen and adult learners who may just be getting started in college or returning to school to complete a degree. Courses also include continuing and professional education programs for career growth or personal enrichment. UNG students can take advantage of eCore, which enables them to complete the first two years of their college career online.
UNG recently broke ground on a new, stand-alone campus in Blue Ridge that is scheduled to open in 2020. The current Blue Ridge Campus has experi- enced almost 800 percent growth since its opening in fall of 2015, reaching 156 students in 2018. The new campus will allow for additional courses in the core curriculum, which means students will be able to spend a longer period of their college career in North Georgia.
Nearby Young Harris College (YHC) enriches the cultural life of the commu- nity for all ages — including lifelong learning through the Institute for Contin­ uing Learning. The inviting 35-acre campus offers baccalaureate degree programs in English, Music, Religious Studies and more.
Exhibitions by students, faculty and professional artists regularly take place in the Campus Gate Art Gallery. During its theatrical season, Theatre Young Harris presents a full line-up of notable productions, including musicals, dra- mas, classic plays and children’s shows.
Rollins Planetarium offers public shows featuring a state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector. Programs at the 1,060-seat Glenn Audi­ torium include faculty artist recitals, chamber choirs and Christmas shows,
as well as lectures and readings by renowned national speakers.

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