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 recognitions.

Across UWG
  • 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 Distinction.
  • 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’s most recent standings, landing fourth among the Best Online Colleges in Georgia and #11 among the Best Four-Year Colleges in Georgia.
  • Website ranked UWG in the top 10 of Georgia’s four-year schools in terms of what its graduates earn on average.
  • 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 tuition.
  • 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
  • Ranked third in the nation for the 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Master in Library Science by SR Education
  • Named third in the nation for online doctorate of education degree by Online Ph.D. Programs
  • Listed fourth among Georgia colleges and universities by 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
  • Ranked sixth in the nation for online doctoral education by, a top destination for prospective and doctoral students
  • Positioned as the country’s eighth-best online Doctor of Education program by Online Schools Center
  • Ranked as eighth Most Affordable Online College for Early Childhood Education 2017 by SR Education
  • Listed as 18th for Top Online Master's in Elementary Education by
  • Named 28th in the nation for online master’s degree in education by College Choice
  • Ranked as top third in category 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
  • 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 38th 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 Degrees
  • Ranked online MBA as top third in its category 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 31 in nation for online nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report and top 10 in Georgia