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University of North Georgia moves higher in rankings for quality and value

By AccessWDUN Staff
The University of North Georgia (UNG) earned high marks for quality and value in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings released Sept. 18, moving up to tie for 17th overall among public Regional Universities in the South. 
In more specialized lists for public Regional Universities in the South, among Georgia universities, UNG is No. 1 on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans; No. 1 for Least Debt, which measures schools whose students graduated carrying the lightest debt loads; and No. 3 on the Best Value Colleges list.
UNG President Michael P. Shannon says in the report, "This ranking recognizes the work we do every day to help students change the trajectory of their lives and serve our communities, the state and our nation." 
Some of the other highlights for UNG from the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings include: 
  • No. 3 on the Best Undergraduate Business Programs list and No. 4 on the Undergraduate Computer Science Programs ranking in Georgia among Regional Public Universities in the South.
  • Among the top seven Georgia schools, among Regional Public Universities in the South, on the Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs list. UNG's Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates had the highest National Council Licensure Examination pass rate in the Georgia from 2019-2022.
  • Only Georgia public university on the "A+ Schools for B Students" list.

Using a wide range of data sources, U.S. News analysts and editors calculated more than 80 Best Colleges rankings with the intent of enabling students and their families to identify colleges that best meet their needs.

The rankings highlight colleges that excel in value, social mobility, teaching, veterans' needs, and six academic disciplines.

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