Focused on Student Success
November 20, 2014
by Jere W. Morehead, President
The University of Georgia has offered early admission for fall 2015 to the largest and most academically qualified pool of early applicants in the institution’s history. The University is on pace to continue the trend of enrolling the best and brightest students from this state and from across the nation. More information regarding the profile of this year’s early action applicants can be found by clicking here.
It is not enough, however, to enroll outstanding students. As a leading public research university, we also must create a learning environment on campus that promotes timely graduation, and we are. I am pleased to report that the graduation rates at UGA have reached record highs. State and national discussions on college completion most often focus on the six-year rate, and UGA’s six-year graduation rate has reached a record 84.6 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for four-year institutions across the nation is 59 percent. Perhaps more impressive, the University’s five-year graduation rate also has reached a record at nearly 83 percent. Click here for information on the University’s graduation rates.
The trend in enrollment coupled with our high completion rates paint a clear picture of student success at the University of Georgia. We are enrolling outstanding students, who experience a world-class learning environment, graduate in a timely manner, and go on to become productive and engaged citizens in Georgia and around the world.