GCSU nursing and teaching programs highly rated in new ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

GCSU nursing and teaching programs highly rated in new ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

Georgia College & State University continues acquiring accolades as a top-ranked institution in the region and country.

The 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list designated Georgia College’s School of Nursing as the top, public undergraduate nursing program in Georgia.

“Media organizations like U.S. News & World Report consistently reaffirm what Georgia College students, parents and alumni already know: our institution offers an exceptional and contemporary public liberal arts education and prepares our students for successful careers,” said Cathy Cox, president of Georgia College & State University. “Georgia College’s reputation for academic excellence and transformative experiences ranks with the best in higher education and will continue to attract top students who want the unique, challenging learning environment we offer.”

Additional insight from the “Best Colleges” report includes Georgia College ranking seventh on the list of top public schools in the South—rising two spots from last year’s ranking. This is the fourth year in a row Georgia College has led all other Georgia institutions in this category.

The guidebook lists Georgia College 22nd in the Best Regional Universities in the South, leading all other public, Georgia universities in this criterion. 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 ranked 12th in the category for undergraduate teaching universities in the South, earning top honors for University System of Georgia institutions in that segment.

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.

The Princeton Review also recognized Georgia College on its "2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list for the 16th consecutive year. The university is a member of the elite group classified as the “Best Southeastern” colleges and universities.

Georgia College was distinguished by The Princeton Review for its “excellent academics” and student reports on their campus experience. The university is one in only 23 percent of national four-year colleges to be featured on their website.