U.S. News and World Report Ranks FVSU as Top Public Regional University in the South for Social Mobility

Maintains Position as Top Public HBCU in Georgia for Fifth Consecutive Year

Sep. 14, 2022

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is the top public institution for social mobility among all regional universities in the south, according to the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings. FVSU remained the top public HBCU in Georgia for the fifth consecutive year.

FVSU moved up two spots from nine to seven as a top performer in social mobility. Institutions ranked one through six are private institutions. Social mobility measures the ability to enroll and graduate many students that are awarded Pell grants. At FVSU, 96% of students receive Pell grants.

“FVSU’s improvement in social mobility rankings demonstrates our longstanding commitment to student success, no matter the background,” said President Paul Jones, Ph.D. “I am incredibly proud of the work being done by faculty, staff, students and all stakeholders that contribute to the nationally recognized success of this institution.”

Among other rankings, Fort Valley State University ranks as follows:

  • #83 in Regional Universities South (tie)
  • #7 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #39 in Top Public Schools (tie)
  • #36 in HBCUs (tie)

U.S. News & World Report is the global authority in education rankings. The annual rankings serve as a resource tool for prospective college students and their families when seeking an institution of higher learning. The rankings evaluate 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.