GGC rises in US News & World Report rankings
For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) was ranked number one for its ethnic diversity by the U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) annual College Compass rankings of U.S. colleges and universities. The institution held steady as the single most ethnically diverse liberal arts college among both public and private in the Southern region.
GGC’s status as a top public school in the Southern region also advanced one slot to #9.
“We continue to focus not just on recruiting a diverse student population, we also draw a diverse pool of faculty and staff to serve the inclusive community of Gwinnett County,” said President Staś Preczewski. “The rich culture and harmony at GGC is reflective of a progressive county. Those differences resonate throughout Gwinnett’s neighborhoods, schools and businesses, bringing a global prospective to a local community. I would like to thank Gwinnett County elected officials, donors and volunteers for being a part of our progression and for making our improvement an obtainable reality.”
The 2018 rankings released earlier this week cited the importance of Georgia Gwinnett’s diverse student population as a characteristic sought after by students who want to study with individuals of varying ethnic and racial backgrounds.
USN&WR defines the Southern region as including the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.