Gwinnett College was founded in July,
1976, by its past president Ruby B.
Jackson, as an answer to the tremendous
growth being experienced in the North
Atlanta, Georgia area and by Gwinnett
County in particular.
In July, 1987, the Board of Directors
of Gwinnett College elected Kenneth
Furby President. Under the leadership
of its new president, Gwinnett College
began making major strides forward.
The College made application and was
granted initial accreditation from
the Association of Independent Colleges
and Schools, effective October 18,
1988. On October 24, 1988, the College
opened its doors for classes in a
new facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Certification to participate in the
Title IV student financial assistance
program was received February 23,
1, 1991, Gwinnett College was
purchased by Delta College, Inc.,
and Billy L.Clark was selected
as President. On February 1, 1992,
Gwinnett College moved into its
current location at 4230 Highway
29 in Lilburn, Georgia. This move
allowed the school to quadruple
the size of our facility enabling
us to better meet the needs of
the community. On June 7, 1995,
Gwinnett College was purchased
by LTT Enterprises, Inc. and Michael
Davis was named President.
In a review of its service to the
community and its alumni, Gwinnett
College casts an eye to the future
with a great deal of pride in its
past and with plans for even greater
accomplishments for the College and
In December, 2002, Gwinnett College
received approval from Georgia Nonpublic
Postsecondary Education Commission
to offer Associate Degrees. In April,
2003, Gwinnett College applied for
and received Associate Degree granting
authority from the Accrediting Council
for Independent Colleges and Schools.
On July 1, 2003, Gwinnett College
received approval from the U.S. Department
of Education to award Associate Degrees.
In 2006, we began making new strides
in expansion. In June 2006, we completed
the acquisition of the Rising
Spirit Institute of Natural Health
who is accredited by ACCSCT. Rising
Spirit was founded in 1994 by Drs.
Bruce and Martha Costello and has
served as Atlanta's premier massage
therapy program ever since. After
gaining approval from ACICS to offer
Massage Therapy at our Gwinnett College
campus, we are now able to offer excellent
massage therapy training in the Gwinnett,
Dunwoody, and Cobb county areas. Also,
in November 2006, Gwinnett College
expanded even further by purchasing
The Medical Arts School in Raleigh,
North Carolina. The
Medical Arts School is
accredited by ACCET and offers programs
in massage therapy and esthetics.
Today, we continue to focus on a
superior education for our students.
Our goals are simple. We want students
who start school to finish. We want
students who finish school to go to
work. We want students who go to work
to advance in life as well as in their
jobs. Our recent expansions are helping
us realize our goals for even more
If it's time for you to take
the first step towards a new
career, call us today at (770) 381-7200 or complete
the "Request More
at the left of the page.