Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia is ranked No. 3 in Washington Monthly magazine's list of "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Southeast 2015" for being one of the best values for students.
"The University of Georgia is dedicated to providing students with a world-class education at an affordable price," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Although rankings may change from year to year, our commitment to this goal is constant, and I am glad it is being recognized on a national level."
Rankings are based on the university's graduation rate, graduation rate performance, percent of students receiving Pell Grants, net price of attendance, and whether students go on to earn enough to pay off their loans, according to the magazine.
The Southeast region includes more than 200 colleges and universities from Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
East Carolina University topped the Southeast rankings for best value followed by North Carolina State University. Other schools ranked in the top 20 in the Southeast by Washington Monthly include the University of Florida at No. 4, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill at No. 11 and Georgia Institute of Technology at No. 20.