The university ranked No. 21 in magazine’s annual “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges,” surpassing all other UNC System schools. The university also landed in the top 50 nationally, coming it at No. 48.
“I’m thrilled to see UNCG recognized for excellence and accessibility on both a regional and national level,” said UNCG Provost Dr. Dana Dunn. “This ranking speaks to UNCG’s commitment to provide each student with a high-quality educational experience, while maintaining an affordable experience for students of all income levels.”
Using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, the Washington Monthly looked at factors pointing to affordability, accessibility and post-graduation success. The national ranking also incorporated excellence in research and service.
Qualities that made UNCG stand out were the high number of students receiving Pell Grants – 44 percent – and the percent of students repaying loan principal five years after leaving the University (ranked No. 6 of all colleges in the Southeast).
View the Washington Monthly 2016 College Guide here.
By Jeanie McDowell