Complete College Georgia
UGA’s Complete College Georgia plan (PDF) is part of a statewide project originated by the University System of Georgia in 2012 to improve student access to college and increase retention and graduation rates among the system’s institutions over the next eight years. UGA is ranked #16 in the top public universities in the nation by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Rankings, due in large part to a 95% retention rate of first-year students and 88% six-year graduation rate. In addition, 95 percent of UGA students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
UGA has launched a number of initiatives in recent years to promote student learning and success to impact student retention and graduation rates. UGA is the largest institution in the nation to provide hands-on learning to all undergraduate students as part of the experiential learning initiative. The institution also has launched a campus-wide entrepreneurship certificate designed to prepare students to start their own businesses. In 2017, UGA unveiled the Double Dawgs program to give students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in five years or less, saving time and money.