UNG garners national accolades

UNG has increased its national recognition in recent months with rankings on both Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities lists.

“UNG’s inclusion in these rankings is indicative of our increasing national recognition and the momentum we have established,” President Bonita Jacobs said. “UNG offers an exceptional educational experience that is built on a commitment to student success, high quality academics and affordability. This strong combination and our growing reputation add value to our students’ experience and their degrees.”

In July, Forbes magazine named UNG as one of the nation’s top higher education institutions in their annual “America’s Top Colleges” ranking – marking UNG’s first time on the list and ranking it fourth among the only six University System of Georgia institutions on the list. The Forbes report rated the nation’s top 660 public and private universities as measured by the return students receive on their investment, and focuses on student outcomes in five categories: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate, and academic success.
U.S. News & World Report ranked UNG 24th among public Regional Universities in the South in its 2017 ranking of universities and colleges. UNG has been in the top tier of the annual report’s regional ranking for numerous years.

The rankings are based on data related to academic quality, including freshman retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rates, and alumni giving. The rankings are based primarily on data from 2015 and, for some factors, include averages of the previous two to four years of data.