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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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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%