Forbes and Kiplinger’s names UNG as Best College Value for 2018

UNG was named one of the nation’s “best value colleges” by Forbes Magazine in its third annual Best Value Colleges ranking, marking the first time UNG has been named to the list as one of only three public universities in Georgia.

To help students decide whether their college investments are likely to reward them with a healthy return, Forbes scored the 300 schools that made the list against their peers. Each institution was ranked in six areas: alumni earnings, net price, net debt, school quality, timely graduation, and population of Pell Grant recipients.

The Forbes report is the latest in a series of rankings including UNG among the nation’s top colleges and universities. In August, UNG was named one of the nation’s top higher education institutions by Forbes Magazine in its 2017 “America’s Top Colleges” report. That ranking was a list of the nation’s top 650 public and private universities as measured by superior return on investment; high impact, leadership and success; and a first-rate student-consumer experience that students receive on their investment.

For the fifth year, UNG was named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance national list of Best College Values. UNG is one of only four public universities in Georgia on the 2018 ranking, which reflects academic quality and affordability.

UNG is ranked 94th on the list of best values in public colleges. The other public universities in Georgia on the list are University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State.

Kiplinger’s quality measures include admission rate, percentage of students who return for sophomore year, student-faculty ratio, and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include tuition price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.