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Georgia College named Public College of Distinction

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August 28, 2013

Georgia College was one of only 48 institutions nationwide named to the 2013-2014 Public Colleges of Distinction list.

The website gives the designation to colleges and universities that excel in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

“Our designation on the Public Colleges of Distinction list shows that we focus on engaging our students and have faculty members who are completely committed to our mission,” said Dr. Kelli Brown, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This ranking means that people outside our university have taken notice of Georgia College and the great education we offer.”

College counselors from high schools, college administrative members and the Colleges of Distinction selection team nominated each institution on the list.

The website is a free service for college-bound students, counselors and parents offering a variety of information about colleges.

To compile the list, Colleges of Distinction uses information from college admission experts around the country. They also interview senior administration, faculty, alumni and current students at each nominated college. Feedback is gathered from administrators at other colleges and high school counselors across the country. The team also visits each college to get a feel for student engagement and quality of teaching as they compile the list.

Data including graduation rates and classroom size are also used through the process.

For more information, visit the Colleges of Distinction website.



ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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