GGC recognized for its diverse student body for sixth straight year

For the sixth year in a row, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college. The ranking was included in the magazine’s 2020 “College Compass” report, issued today.

“Since its inception almost 15 years ago, GGC’s student body has reflected the rich diversity of Gwinnett County and the Atlanta metropolitan region,” said Dr. Jann L. Joseph, president. “We are very proud to be part of this great community and to provide a vibrant, welcoming learning environment in which all students can feel right at home.”



The ranking was based on data reported from the college’s fall 2018 semester when enrollment was 12,508. At that time, the ethnic composition of GGC’s student body was 32.1 percent black/African-American, 30 percent white, 21.3 percent Hispanic, 11 percent Asian, 3.8 percent multi-ethnic and less than one percent each for Native American, Pacific Islander and unknown.

About 75 percent of GGC’s students in fall 2018 hailed from Gwinnett County. In addition, 32 U.S. states and 120 nations were represented.