With the approach of annual spring Commencement ceremonies, the University of Georgia prepares to conclude another successful academic year. And it was a year marked by extraordinary achievements across all areas of campus life. From ranking among the best public universities in the nation to back-to-back national football championships, university students, faculty and staff have led UGA to new heights of excellence.
“I am deeply grateful to our talented faculty, staff and students and our generous alumni and friends for making this year so successful for the University of Georgia,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “It is inspiring to see how much the UGA community can achieve together through dedication, hard work and a commitment to excellence.”
In September, U.S. News & World Report announced that UGA held at No. 16 in its ranking of the best public universities in the nation, marking the seventh consecutive year that UGA has placed in the top 20. Several UGA graduate and professional programs earned top 10 placements in U.S. News’ rankings released in April. Niche also named UGA the No. 10 public university and the No. 2 college with the best student life in America.
The incredible productivity of UGA’s world-class faculty was evident in the latest annual research and development spending, which surpassed a half-billion dollars for the first time in the institution’s history. The $545.6 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2022 represented a jump of more than 10% from the previous year. Over the past nine years, UGA’s annual research and development expenditures have increased by nearly 56%.