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So you're from Atlanta, GA?

Fortunately for you, Atlanta, GA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Atlanta College and University Demographics

There are 765 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as chemical engineering, crisis/emergency/disaster management and computer science offered at Atlanta's 43 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Atlanta's top-ranked school is Emory University. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 13th. Approximately 12,930 students are currently enrolled at Emory University. The most popular course of study at Emory University is Business.

Tuition

Atlanta schools charge an average tuition of $10,649 per year. Emory University charges students $39,158 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Atlanta. Atlanta Technical College has the lowest tuition rate at $2,271 per year.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $124,805,109 of the total $127,713,301 in financial aid received by Atlanta students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $37,657,422, which was given by Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

Atlanta Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 105,295 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Atlanta. This is 19% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Georgia. Georgia State University, with 30,427 students, had the highest number of students in Atlanta, while Grady Health System Professional Schools, with only 84 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Atlanta colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 63%. The graduation rate for Atlanta schools is approximately 45%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Portfolio Center has a graduation rate of 100%, while Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription has a graduation rate of 5%.

Diversity

Of the 105,295 students attending Atlanta schools, 56% are female. The ratio of Atlanta students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 72 to 100. For every 100 Atlanta college students, 68 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The Atlanta school with the highest percentage of minority students was Spelman College, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Atlanta Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Atlanta colleges and universities was 22,030. 42% of faculty members at Atlanta schools were female. 23% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

The average faculty to student ratio for Atlanta schools was 1 to 6 in 2009. Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Atlanta, with 1 to 1.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
8 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
6 miles from location Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta GA 80.8786 42% 20,291
9 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
9 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
9 miles from location The Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta GA 20.6102 91% 3,882
7 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
8 miles from location Argosy University-Atlanta Atlanta GA 1.50283 n/a 2,697
7 miles from location Morehouse College Atlanta GA 61.0705 41% 2,689
10 miles from location Atlanta Metropolitan College Atlanta GA 7.55946 n/a 2,688
7 miles from location Spelman College Atlanta GA 35.9892 26% 2,229
5 miles from location Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs Atlanta GA 24.7002 77% 2,170
9 miles from location American InterContinental University Atlanta GA 16.6288 100% 2,050
12 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
8 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Atlanta GA 17.7261 n/a 1,542
6 miles from location Bauder College Atlanta GA 13.6509 n/a 1,499
3 miles from location Javelin Technical Training Center Atlanta GA 17.902 n/a 1,208
8 miles from location Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 61.04 11% 1,100
9 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
9 miles from location Beulah Heights University Atlanta GA 7.88696 n/a 805
11 miles from location Atlanta Christian College Atlanta GA 19.2965 71% 690
6 miles from location Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown Atlanta GA 2.95808 n/a 675
6 miles from location Herzing University Atlanta GA 18.242 100% 609
15 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Atlanta Atlanta GA 11.0395 100% 609
12 miles from location Westwood College-Northlake Atlanta GA 3.32948 n/a 490
7 miles from location Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta GA 0.0503207 n/a 421
6 miles from location International School of Skin and Nailcare Atlanta GA 24.3257 n/a 349
7 miles from location Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta GA 0.0389656 n/a 326
10 miles from location Interactive College of Technology Atlanta GA 26.2665 n/a 312
4 miles from location Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription Atlanta GA 14.5776 100% 235
6 miles from location The Creative Circus Atlanta GA 17.1535 n/a 234
12 miles from location Iverson Business School Atlanta GA 23.3476 n/a 190
8 miles from location Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs Atlanta GA 26.031 n/a 162
5,908 miles from location Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs Atlanta GA 26.031 n/a 162
10 miles from location Atlanta School of Massage Atlanta GA 30.44 n/a 148
9 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Dunwoody Atlanta GA 20.2349 n/a 138
4 miles from location Portfolio Center Atlanta GA 43.6639 100% 119
5 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Atlanta Atlanta GA n/a n/a 86
8 miles from location Grady Health System Professional Schools Atlanta GA 18.741 n/a 84
6 miles from location Anthem College-Atlanta Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
8 miles from location Carver Bible College Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
12 miles from location Profile Institute of Barber-Styling Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
11 miles from location Strayer University-Georgia Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
13 miles from location Atlanta Beauty Academy Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Atlanta, GA to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 81,880 $23,860 $25,000 7.8%
2
General and Operations Managers+ 49,130 $109,030 $113,100 3.2%
3
Office Clerks, General+ 47,350 $25,970 $28,240 19.1%
4
Registered Nurses+ 33,790 $64,090 $67,720 11.4%
5
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 30,100 $51,940 $50,770 -7.0%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 29,420 $36,720 $35,340 6.2%
7
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 29,130 $44,710 $45,860 -4.6%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 26,440 $54,210 $54,330
9
Management Analysts+ 24,900 $101,660 $87,260 79.4%
10
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 23,790 $30,880 $32,000 -15.0%
11
Accountants and Auditors+ 21,680 $72,410 $68,960 21.5%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 20,170 $39,520 $39,890 -1.4%
13
Security Guards+ 17,240 $23,500 $26,870 1.4%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 15,790 $23,750 $25,140 10.4%
15
Cooks, Restaurant+ 14,170 $22,170 $23,260 -3.9%
16
Cooks, Fast Food+ 13,720 $19,300 $18,540 3.4%
17
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 13,330 $54,380 $54,880 6.2%
18
Construction Laborers+ 12,730 $28,200 $33,590 -30.3%
19
Lawyers+ 11,330 $140,280 $129,440 22.5%
20
Sales Managers+ 11,010 $117,630 $114,110 -20.1%
21
Medical Secretaries+ 10,810 $32,870 $31,820
22
Financial Managers+ 10,670 $121,050 $116,970 -18.0%
23
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 10,100 $37,750 $41,360 1.7%
24
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 9,570 $37,380 $38,200 -8.9%
25
Chief Executives+ 9,390 $183,770 $173,350 -21.4%
26
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 9,310 $43,840 $55,620 -17.1%
27
Software Developers, Applications+ 9,250 $91,440 $90,410
28
Medical Assistants+ 8,540 $29,990 $29,760 23.8%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 8,400 $35,120 $33,270 -3.6%
30
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 8,080 $28,120 $29,200 40.0%
31
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 7,900 $119,460 $123,280 -5.0%
32
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 7,780 $58,740 $62,260 -30.7%
33
Electricians+ 7,690 $44,410 $51,810 -34.0%
34
Computer Programmers+ 6,840 $76,330 $74,900
35
Real Estate Sales Agents+ 6,730 $55,560 $52,490 52.3%
36
Carpenters+ 6,720 $38,940 $43,890 -33.6%
37
Administrative Services Managers+ 6,490 $84,450 $84,390 -0.9%
38
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 6,420 $90,000 $93,670 79.8%
39
Cooks, Short Order+ 6,270 $20,580 $21,030 208.9%
40
Paralegals and Legal Assistants+ 6,130 $49,510 $49,640 43.2%
41
Home Health Aides+ 5,960 $19,620 $21,760 66.5%
42
Financial Analysts+ 5,870 $77,580 $86,040 9.9%
43
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 5,690 $52,090 $55,220
44
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 5,430 $24,450 $26,510 -28.1%
45
Loan Officers+ 5,340 $71,030 $65,900 -23.2%
46
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 5,280 $45,090 $50,360 -15.2%
47
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians+ 5,120 $35,570 $38,190 100.0%
48
Managers, All Other+ 5,100 $106,910 $102,160 -28.6%
49
Marketing Managers+ 5,050 $115,660 $122,720 -6.7%
50
Dental Assistants+ 4,910 $36,020 $34,140 29.2%