In U.S. News & World Report’s recently released 2022-2023 rankings, Georgian Court University (GCU) climbed eight positions to 101st in the Best Regional Universities North category, up from 109th a year ago and 113th in the prior year.
The university placed 97th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category. “The rankings mirror—in part—our mission to serve the underserved. That includes many students who are first in their families to attend college and those from lower-income households,” said Dr. Marbach. “While these factors often have a negative impact on graduation rates, GCU students—regardless of socioeconomic status—consistently beat the odds,” he added. “Their success extends beyond what we see in the rankings.”
The ranking report, U.S. News Best Colleges, is one of the most widely used resources by students and parents during the college search. It provides a comparison on many criteria believed to be important for college success: academic quality, including graduation rates; student-faculty ratio; social mobility; and more, to determine the rankings. “Georgian Court continues to make important progress on many fronts, which is what we see reflected in the most recent rankings from U.S. News & World Report,” said GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D. “We continue to attract high-achieving high school and transfer students who choose Georgian Court as a place where faculty and staff take a personal interest in their success. Our small class sizes, as noted in the rankings, contribute to that.”