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Georgia College recognized among ‘Colleges of Distinction’

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July 18, 2012

Georgia College has been named among “Colleges of Distinction” for the eighth consecutive year for providing students with the best learning experiences in undergraduate education.

Georgia College is among 200 schools from across the country featured in the 2012-2013 national college guide Colleges of Distinction.

Universities were chosen for the list based on exemplary commitment in four key areas of distinction: great teaching, vibrant communities, successful outcomes and engaging students.

“This recognition is another wonderful affirmation of the great work our faculty is doing to provide our students with an exemplary educational experience,” said Dr. Paul Jones, interim president. “Georgia College provides students with academically competitive programs, innovative service-learning and internships opportunities and engaging study abroad experiences to prepare them for success on local, national and international levels.”

The annual Colleges of Distinction ranking is the first national honor Georgia College has received heading into the 2012-2013 academic year.

Georgia College has made this national organization’s ranking since 2004.

Colleges of Distinction receives input from guidance counselors, admissions professionals and educators who help high school graduates and their families determine the best universities for undergraduate education.

“Georgia College educates every student as if one of them will someday become the leader of the free world,” states the Colleges of Distinction website, “men and women who will serve the ‘greater good’ in their communities, the state and the nation.”

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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