Designated ninth in the South, Georgia College was the highest-ranked Georgia institution in this category for the second year in a row.
“I am proud Georgia College continues to be recognized as a top-tier public university in our region," said Dr. Steve Dorman, president. "This ranking exemplifies the success of our high-achieving students and also our dedicated faculty and staff who encourage our students to think independently and lead creatively."
The 2021 Best Colleges guidebook shows Georgia College as 21st on the Best Regional Universities in the South list. “Best Regional Universities” are not ranked nationally, but rather against their peer group in one of four geographic regions — North, South, Midwest and West.
Georgia College was also named as a top undergraduate teaching institution. The university was also ranked the seventh most innovative school in the region—the highest-ranked public university in the state in both categories.
The “Best Colleges” guidebook is made up of a wide variety of data on assessments by peers and counselors, retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and the alumni giving rate.