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AUGUSTA, Ga -- Augusta's new consolidated university has been dubbed Georgia Regents University.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents chose the name Tuesday at its meeting. The university will be formed through the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.

The new university will enroll its first class in fall 2013.

The $1.3 billion institution will include nine colleges, nearly 10,000 students, more than 650 acres of campus, nearly 150 buildings, more than 1,000 full-time faculty, about 5,600 staff, an integrated health system and an athletics program.