May 9, 2024
by Jere W. Morehead, President

As the 2023–2024 academic year comes to a close, I am incredibly grateful to UGA’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends for making this year such a success for the University of Georgia. UGA remains one of the best universities in the nation, and the past year demonstrates that our trajectory is soaring.

Here are just a few of the University of Georgia’s many accomplishments this year:

  • The UGA School of Medicine was established, and design of the new $100 million Medical School Building is underway.
  • UGA ranked in the top 20 among public universities for the eighth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our students earned back-to-back Rhodes Scholarships in 2023 and 2024 for the fourth time in history.
  • Faculty member Jenna Jambeck was named the 2024 SEC Professor of the Year.
  • Enrollment reached an all-time high of more than 41,600 students.
  • UGA maintained a four-year completion rate of 75% and a six-year completion rate of 88%, far outpacing our peers.
  • Research expenditures rose to a record $571 million — a 61% increase over the past decade.
  • Donors helped UGA achieve a record-breaking Dawg Day of Giving and an outstanding first year of impact for the Georgia Women Give initiative.

I am proud of these significant milestones and all we have accomplished together this year. The outlook for the University of Georgia is brighter than ever, and I am tremendously excited about what the future holds.