Gordon State College is ranked no. 7 among Top Public Schools

Gordon State College is ranked no. 7 among Top Public Schools in the Regional Colleges South category, according to the latest edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list.

The rankings, which were released Monday, reveal the top colleges in the country for 2019.

The same report ranked Gordon State College no. 45 of 111 schools in the overall Best Regional Colleges South category.

“I am proud to be a part of the Gordon State College Highlander family and experience the thrill of being recognized in such categories,” said GSC President Kirk A. Nooks. “I am excited to continue the work of advancing the institution on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff.”

According to the report, regional colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines; this category also includes schools that have small bachelor's degree programs but primarily grant two-year associate degrees.

“We are pleased to receive these rankings from our peers through the U.S. News survey,” said John Head, GSC Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.  “It is further validation that students can receive a quality education at Gordon State College.” 

In determining the rankings, U.S. News and World Report followed the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's Basic Classification system. The Carnegie categories are the accepted standard in U.S. higher education.