Carrollton’s leaders have long recognized the importance of a trained workforce, and local education institutions are preparing the next generation for the job market. Minutes from downtown, the University of West Georgia campus is home to a diverse population of over 12,000 students, faculty, and staff. The University, known as UWG, has a growing athletics program. The Carroll Campus of West Georgia Technical College also contributes to the educational opportunities offered to area residents. Carrollton is served by two school systems, Carroll County Schools and Carrollton City Schools. These institutions work together to prepare the workers needed to support the area’s strong economic base now and in the future.
In addition to education and business, Carrollton is home to a flourishing arts community. Cultural activities presented by local theatrical, musical and artistic talent, as well as national and international traveling shows and exhibits, frequently come to the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, The Amp, and the UWG Townsend Center. Carrollton Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department offers a variety of activities for residents of all ages, including gymnastics, swim teams, camps, and programs for older adults.