The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the merger of Moultrie Technical College and Southwest Georgia Technical college at a meeting Thursday in Atlanta.
None of the schools' campuses will be closed. Officials at both schools will recommend a new name. About 5,100 students enrolled in classes at the schools last year.
System Commissioner Ron Jackson says the merger will make the schools stronger financially and give students more access to resources.
The merger is part of an ongoing effort to cut administrative costs at Georgia's technical colleges. The technical college system will have 22 colleges once the merger is complete, down from 33 in 2009.
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