SACSCOC Peer Institutions

In May 2017, SACSCOC President Belle Wheelan asked all member institutions to identify a set of peer institutions from within the southern region against which to benchmark select performance indicators. UWG's identified peers are listed below in alphabetical order.

Current USG Peer and Aspirant Institutions

The University System of Georgia (USG) Research and Policy Analysis (RPA), in cooperation with the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), devised the methodology and established parameters for clustering IPEDS data for the selection of comparator Peer Institutions for all USG institutions. As a result of this process, UWG identified fifteen (15) peer institutions, as required, and five (5) aspirant institutions, as requested by previous UWG President Kyle Marrero. The initial list of institutions was further refined by the UWG Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Team. The selections were reviewed and approved by then UWG President Kyle Marrero, Research and Policy Analysis at the University System of Georgia (USG) Office, and subsequently approved by the USG Board of Regents in May 2017. An updated list of UWG peer and aspirant institutions appear in alphabetical order below. The institutions are used to benchmark select Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as the University works to achieve the goals set forth in its strategic plan 2014-2020.

2017 USG Sector Institutions
InstitutionIPEDS IDCityState
Georgia Southern University139931StatesboroGA
Kennesaw State University486840KennesawGA
Valdosta State University141264ValdostaGA
2017 Peer Institutions
InstitutionIPEDS IDCityState
Central Connecticut State University128771New BritainCT
Florida Gulf Coast University433660Fort MyersFL
Indiana State University151324Terre HauteIN
Kean University185262UnionNJ
Sam Houston State University227881HuntsvilleTX
Southern Connecticut State University130493New HavenCT
Stephen F Austin State University228431NacogdochesTX
University of Central Arkansas106704ConwayAR
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs126580Colorado SpringsCO
University of Nebraska at Omaha181394OmahaNE
University of North Florida136172JacksonvilleFL
Western Illinois University149772MacombIL
2017 Aspirant Institutions
InstitutionIPEDS IDCityState
Montclair State University185590Montclair NJ
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus213020IndianaPA 
San Francisco State University122597San FranciscoCA 
California State University - Fresno110556FresnoCA
Ball State University150136MuncieIN

Previous Peer and Aspirant Institutions

In Spring 2014, previous UWG President Kyle Marrero assembled a task force to undertake the process of identifying new peer and aspirant institutions via quantitative and qualitative analysis to coincide with both UWG's change in sector to a comprehensive university and its adoption of a new strategic plan. The list of institutions below are the result of this process. The institutions were used to benchmark select key performance indicators as the University worked to achieve the goals set forth in its strategic plan.