Augusta University has received a second national recognition as one of the country’s top universities for increasing the earning potential of students from all backgrounds. BestColleges has ranked Augusta University in the Top 10 of universities with the best return on investment, joining Georgia Tech and Stanford University among others.
Last year, the Third Way think tank ranked Augusta University in the top 5% of universities in the country for improving economic outcomes for lower- and moderate-income graduates.
BestColleges reviewed the average cost of attendance, federal grant aid awarded to students and future expected earnings to determine the universities that have the best financial outcomes for graduates. Augusta University ranked No. 5 in the country.
“Being recognized as one of the country’s best universities for student success is a testament to the strength of our academic programs that meet workforce needs, as well as our outstanding faculty and mentors who are dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of achievement,” said Brooks A. Keel, PhD, president of Augusta University. “Augusta University is not only Georgia’s public research university for health and cyber sciences, we also are committed to providing a personalized learning and discovery environment that combines critical and creative thinking with real-word experiences and community engagement.”
“Being recognized as one of the country’s best universities for student success is a testament to the strength of our academic programs that meet workforce needs, as well as our outstanding faculty and mentors who are dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of achievement.”President Brooks A. Keel, PhD
Bucking national trends, over the past seven years Augusta University has continued to grow its enrollment, becoming a destination of choice for students across Georgia and around the country. That growth is expected to continue for the coming academic year, as the university expands its wide variety of degree programs that meet student and employer demand.
“Augusta University graduates excel in the workforce in all areas, including computer and cyber sciences, health care, education and more, and we are committed to guiding students to success across all of our 155 programs,” said Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, Augusta University provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “Our innovative curriculum is designed to appeal to students from all backgrounds, which is shown by a continual increase in enrollment numbers.”
Among the Augusta University bachelor’s degree programs and concentrations primed for growth are animation, biomedical systems engineering, business administration, cyber security, dental hygiene, digital and visual storytelling, neuroscience, nursing, special education and sports management.