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GC programs receive national, regional honors

Georgia College continues to receive regional and national recognition for programs, departments and educational offerings.

During the fall 2015 semester, the university was recognized for its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, which was highlighted on the 2015 - 2016 list of top recommended programs compiled by Discover Business.

Georgia College was listed 17th on the 30 Best Value Colleges and Universities in Georgia from Bestvaluecolleges.com. The website’s methodology looks at graduation rates, net price, the acceptance rate and the 20-year net return on investment.

Value Colleges listed GC’s program in the 2016 Top 50 Best Value Criminal Justice Bachelor's Programs. The website uses national rankings, Payscale’s 2015 College ROI report and yearly tuition reports to determine the rankings.

Georgia College was listed eighth on the 2016 Best Colleges in Georgia rankings from niche.com, which calculates millions of statistics and student reviews into one overall college ranking.

The university continues its climb in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 rankings moving up a slot in the Top Public Regional Universities list. The university was designated ninth among the top public regional universities, tied with Longwood University in Virginia and Murray State University in Kentucky. Georgia College was the state’s only university to be ranked in the top 10 of this category. The 2015 “Best Colleges” guidebook shows Georgia College also was listed 28th on the Best Regional Universities in the South for the second year in a row.

GC was recognized on the "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list from the Princeton Review. The feature recognizes colleges in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West—that they consider academically outstanding.

Georgia College’s Department of Public Safety placed third in the 2015 Governor's Challenge in the category of Campus and University Police. Hosted by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the annual Governor’s Challenge Awards recognize law enforcement agencies of all sizes across the state in different categories based on department size and several other specialty categories. This is the first time GC’s public safety has placed in the Georgia Governor's Challenge. The department was also named one of the top 25 university departments in the nation for making a difference in student safety by The National Campus Safety Summit.

This summer's edition of the course ODED 3540 - Principles of Field Leadership was featured as one of the Top Five Coolest College Courses in the Southeast in the August issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors, a top regional outdoor publication.

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