— Georgia Tech’s new campus in Fulton County will open in 2022, and the university plans to have more than 200,000 students enrolled by then, officials said Thursday.
Fulton County is home to a number of Georgia Tech campuses, including the university’s flagship campus, the Georgia Tech Research Campus.
The new Fulton campus is set to open as a new “infinite” campus, which means the existing buildings will not be demolished.
Officials said the campus will offer students in Georgia Tech’s College of Science, Engineering and Applied Science (CEES), the university system’s engineering program, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School for Engineering.
Georgia Institute of Technology is located about 30 miles north of Atlanta and includes a $300 million research and teaching campus.
“It’s great to have that campus open and be able to give our students a chance to explore and learn about Georgia Tech,” Georgia Tech President John Hamilton said in a statement.
Last year, the university announced plans to expand the College of Engineering to include a $50 million facility, which is set for completion in 2019.
Hamilton said the university is not seeking to replace the College the way Georgia Tech is.
It’s more about bringing students in and bringing in faculty,” he said.
Earlier this year, Georgia Tech hired former Google employee and former president and CEO of Google Larry Page as its new president.