The University of West Georgia continues to make its presence and impact known nationally
by elevating positions on academic program rankings. Here are a few examples of recent
- The University of West Georgia has been recognized among the nation’s top universities
in meeting student needs, and its business, nursing and education programs have been
included among the country’s most effective in a new publication from Colleges of
- The 2018 U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of West Georgia among
the nation's top colleges and universities. The ranking is based on such widely-accepted
indicators of excellence as first-year student retention and graduation rates and
the strength of the faculty.
- The Princeton Review ranked UWG as a Best Regional College for 2018.
- UWG earned high rankings on BestColleges.com’s most recent standings, landing fourth
among the Best Online Colleges in Georgia and #11 among the Best Four-Year Colleges
- Website PayScale.com ranked UWG in the top 10 of Georgia’s four-year schools in terms
of what its graduates earn on average.
- BestValueSchools.com ranked UWG third among Georgia’s 60 college and universities
in its best online value schools. The ranking highlighted West Georgia’s programs
for dual-enrollment, non-traditional, business and nursing students.
- Value Colleges ranked UWG fifth among Georgia’s online college and universities. The
ranking was based on the number of online programs offers as well as the most affordable
- Site Selection magazine named UWG third among Georgia’s best online colleges and universities.
The magazine highlighted the university for having one of the most comprehensive online
portals in the state.
- UWG was ranked eighth in the nation by Most Affordable Colleges for its online doctoral
degrees. The ranking highlighted West Georgia’s three online doctoral programs in
nursing education, professional counseling and supervision, and school improvement.
- Online College Plan named UWG 14th among Georgia’s best online colleges that offer
distance learning students a selection of entirely online and fully asynchronous academic
programs. The rankings were based on freshman retention and graduation rates.
- LendEDU named UWG the tenth Best College for Lowest Student Loan Debt in Georgia.
College of Education
- Listed fourth among Georgia colleges and universities by Zippia.com for offering students
the best career opportunities for special education majors
- Positioned as fifth in the nation for online Master of Education in Reading Instruction
program by AffordabeColleges.com
- Ranked sixth in the nation for online doctoral education by GradSource.com, a top
destination for prospective and doctoral students
- Named third in the nation for online doctorate of education degree by Online Ph.D.
- Positioned as the country’s eighth-best online Doctor of Education program by Online
- Named 28th in the nation for online master’s degree in education by College Choice
- Ranked as 84th for online graduate education by U.S. News & World Report
College of Science and Mathematics
- Positioned as the best online master’s in computer science by BestComputerScienceDegrees.com
- Named fifth in the nation among colleges and universities with the most affordable
master’s degrees in computer science by SR Education Group
- Ranked 34th in Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Computer Science and Information
Technology Programs for 2017 by Value Colleges
- Listed online IT graduate program as 37th by U.S. News & World Report
College of Social Sciences
- Ranked 11th in the nation for bachelor’s degree in sociology among schools offering
the best value by SR Education
- Listed among best in the nation by SR Education group
- Online master’s degree in public administration second in terms of affordability
- Online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice eighth overall
- Online bachelor’s degree in sociology 11th among schools offering the best value
Richards College of Business
- Listed online bachelor’s degree in economics as 10th in the nation by Online Accounting
- Ranked online MBA as 65th by U.S. News & World Report
- Named MBA program within Tier One of North American Universities by CEO Magazine
Tanner Health System School of Nursing
- Positioned as second most affordable online MSN nursing education program by GradHub
- Ranked eighth in nation for affordability of online master’s in nursing program by
- Named 29th in nation for online nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report, up two
points from 2016