- Georgia College has once again been named a College of Distinction.
- Recognized for exemplary commitment to the Four Distinction areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes, Georgia College was designated as a 2016-2017 Public College of Distinction—one of only two public institutions in the state named to the list and one of 10 total from Georgia.
- Georgia College has consistently been listed as a Public College of Distinction since 2005.
- To compile the list, Colleges of Distinction uses information from college admission experts around the country. They also interview senior administration, faculty, alumni and current students at each nominated college. Feedback is gathered from administrators at other colleges and high school counselors across the country. The team also visits each college to get a feel for student engagement and quality of teaching as they compile the list.