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179 Colleges in Georgia

So you want to attend college in Georgia?

If Georgia state is home for you, the weather or personal relationships are just two of a host of reasons you may have for wanting to attend college locally.

Top Schools

The Georgia schools with the best nationwide ranking in 2010 were:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, it was ranked 14th in the nation
  2. University of Georgia - located in Athens, it was ranked 15th in the nation
  3. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - located in Atlanta, it was ranked 19th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Nearly 30.1% of Georgia's 2,034,542 students are enrolled in one of the 1,354 bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Georgia's 847 master's or Ph.D.-level programs have an enrollment of about 175,092 students, which is 18.9% of Georgia students. The rest of Georgia's college students are enrolled in one of Georgia's 2,292 certificate or associate's degree programs.

The most popular courses of study in Georgia are:

  1. Healthcare - 11% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 8% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Allied Health - 5% of students graduated from allied health programs

Tuition

In 2011, in-state tuition at Georgia schools cost an average of $7,340 per year. Tuition at individual schools varied from $1,863 per year to $39,158 per year. In 2011, the following schools charged the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, it charged students a tuition of $39,158 per year
  2. Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta - located in Duluth, it charged students a tuition of $34,720 per year
  3. Agnes Scott College - located in Decatur, it charged students a tuition of $31,283 per year

In 2011, the Georgia schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, it charged students a tuition of $1,863 per year
  2. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, it charged students a tuition of $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, it charged students a tuition of $2,064 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Georgia received $894,806,873 in financial aid in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for 66% of this aid. The Georgia schools that provided the highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships to students were:

Georgia Student Demographics

Georgia colleges and universities have an average student population of 3,259 students. 11 Georgia schools have more than 10,000 students each. The Georgia schools with the most number of students enrolled in 2010 were:

  1. University of Georgia - located in Athens, it had 34,885 students
  2. Georgia State University - located in Atlanta, it had 30,427 students
  3. Georgia Perimeter College - located in Decatur, it had 24,549 students

The Georgia colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. Augusta Area Dietetic Internship-University Hospital - located in Augusta, it had 12 students
  2. International City Beauty College - located in Warner Robins, it had 17 students
  3. Lake Lanier School of Massage - located in Gainesville, it had 31 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, Georgia schools graduated 246,615 students. The following Georgia colleges and universities had the highest graduation rates in 2010:

  1. Life University - located in Marietta, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. Portfolio Center - located in Atlanta, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  3. Academy of Somatic Healing Arts - located in Norcross, it had a graduation rate of 91%

The Georgia colleges and universities with the lowest graduation rates were:

  1. Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription - located in Atlanta, it had a graduation rate of 5%
  2. East Georgia College - located in Swainsboro, it had a graduation rate of 7%
  3. Georgia Highlands College - located in Rome, it had a graduation rate of 8%

Diversity

There is a lot of diversity in the student population at Georgia schools. In 2009, 49% of Georgia's undergraduate students were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds. In the same year, the male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Georgia colleges and universities was 3 to 10. In 2009, approximately 63% of undergraduate students were 24 years of age or younger. The Georgia schools with the most diverse student populations were:

  1. Pro Way Hair School - located in Stone Mountain, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Spelman College - located in Atlanta, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Clark Atlanta University - located in Atlanta, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds

Georgia Faculty Demographics

Although the students at Georgia schools are very diverse, the faculty at Georgia colleges and universities is not diverse. In 2009, 27% of faculty at Georgia schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. The female to male ratio amongst Georgia faculty was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

The average faculty to student ratio for all Georgia schools was 1 to 5 in 2009. The following colleges and universities in Georgia schools had the largest faculty to student ratio:

  1. International City Beauty College
  2. Southeastern Beauty School
  3. Interactive College of Technology

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 141,690 $23,180 $25,000 9.6%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 81,980 $24,800 $28,240 12.1%
3
General and Operations Managers+ 73,380 $102,240 $113,100 -1.6%
4
Registered Nurses+ 65,390 $61,670 $67,720 9.5%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 49,300 $34,360 $35,340 2.2%
6
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 48,120 $53,190 $54,330 -7.6%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 47,600 $49,230 $50,770 -5.6%
8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 43,480 $29,250 $32,000 -17.4%
9
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 40,960 $42,770 $45,860 -5.8%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 36,780 $37,220 $39,890 -1.1%
11
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 36,390 $21,650 $25,140 -4.0%
12
Accountants and Auditors+ 29,500 $70,410 $68,960 19.3%
13
Management Analysts+ 28,920 $98,780 $87,260 70.5%
14
Security Guards+ 27,220 $24,340 $26,870 3.8%
15
Cooks, Fast Food+ 26,880 $18,490 $18,540 7.0%
16
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 24,690 $35,950 $41,360 5.0%
17
Cooks, Restaurant+ 23,690 $21,390 $23,260 -5.6%
18
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 22,320 $53,620 $54,880 -7.9%
19
Construction Laborers+ 21,900 $26,960 $33,590 -25.5%
20
Medical Secretaries+ 19,520 $30,470 $31,820 396.7%
21
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 18,750 $39,450 $55,620 -12.1%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 18,010 $36,010 $38,200 -8.0%
23
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 17,680 $30,270 $42,780 6.1%
24
Medical Assistants+ 14,870 $28,650 $29,760 32.6%
25
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 14,760 $32,540 $33,270 -2.0%
26
Chief Executives+ 14,110 $173,210 $173,350 -16.1%
27
Sales Managers+ 14,100 $112,900 $114,110 -21.5%
28
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 14,070 $28,790 $29,200 42.6%
29
Financial Managers+ 13,830 $114,160 $116,970 -20.5%
30
Lawyers+ 13,540 $135,610 $129,440 15.3%
31
Electricians+ 13,470 $42,910 $51,810 -27.1%
32
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 13,260 $55,720 $62,260 -26.5%
33
Carpenters+ 12,520 $36,560 $43,890 -30.7%
34
Home Health Aides+ 11,990 $19,260 $21,760 62.0%
35
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 11,260 $85,570 $93,670 68.8%
36
Software Developers, Applications+ 10,820 $89,840 $90,410
37
Administrative Services Managers+ 10,120 $80,050 $84,390 2.3%
38
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 10,100 $113,140 $123,280 -2.6%
39
Pharmacy Technicians+ 9,750 $27,410 $29,330 24.4%
40
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 9,610 $52,070 $55,220 37.1%
41
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 9,360 $27,950 $30,100 36.8%
42
Cooks, Short Order+ 9,170 $19,820 $21,030 89.9%
43
Real Estate Sales Agents+ 9,040 $50,990 $52,490 51.9%
44
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 8,980 $21,110 $24,180 -49.9%
45
Loan Officers+ 8,910 $70,820 $65,900 -7.9%
46
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians+ 8,870 $33,250 $38,190 97.1%
47
Computer Programmers+ 8,620 $73,100 $74,900
48
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 8,590 $42,460 $50,360 -20.0%
49
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 8,050 $30,960 $33,300 11.3%
50
Dental Assistants+ 7,940 $33,910 $34,140 18.9%