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UNG ranked one of the best colleges of 2019
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Money magazine has ranked the University of North Georgia as one of the Best Colleges in 2019 in list released in August 2019.

UNG ranked as one of the top five public universities in Georgia along with Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Georgia College and State University and Georgia State University.

"This ranking is one more indicator that UNG is committed to providing a high-quality, affordable education," said Bonita C. Jacobs, president of UNG. "We are proud of the educational value and experience UNG provides its students."

This is not the first time UNG earned this recognition. In 2014, UNG was also one of the top five public universities in Georgia named to Money magazine's inaugural "Best Colleges" list.

Money compiled its list based on more than 19,000 data points including graduation rates, tuition fees, family borrowing, and alumni salaries to identify the colleges that best combine quality and affordability. Money also used 26 other factors in three categories, including quality of education, affordability and outcomes. The result was a mix of 744 colleges across the nation.

"UNG is committed to helping students fulfill their potential through its high-performing academic programs, nationally competitive scholarships, global internships and leadership development opportunities," Jacobs said. "Further, our Board of Regents remains committed to affordability and minimizing tuition increases, and UNG has made great progress in reducing student debt through scholarship support, our student money management center, and low-cost textbooks."