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Schools Offering Science Programs in Georgia


Each year, approximately 2.9% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in science. That means an estimated 7,258 science professionals graduate from Georgia's 63 science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a science program is Emory University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. 572 students graduated with a degree in science from Emory University in 2010. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a science program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated 1,340 students from its science program. Tuition at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a science program is Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. 346 students graduated with degree in science from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid $8,716 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Georgia's science schools ranges from $39,158 per year to $1,863 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,971 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Agnes Scott College - located in Decatur, students are charged $31,283 per year
  3. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year

The science schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
  3. Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year

A science degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Georgia. If you decide to work as a science professional in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,690 Georgia science professional as of 2010. This number includes 40 life scientists, 1,590 environmental scientists, and 910 biology professors. The largest populations of Georgia science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 2,970 science professionals
  2. Clarke County - 180 science professionals
  3. Bryan County - 150 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of science professionals in the state of Georgia will grow to 3,780. This would require a 18% growth in the field.

Salary

science professionals in Georgia earn $80,037 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Science professional in Georgia had varying salaries from $23,980 to $132,160 per year in 2010. On average science professional earn the most in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Burke County - $94,815 per year
  2. Barrow County - $78,593 per year
  3. Clarke County - $76,860 per year

The following counties in Georgia have the lowest average salaries for science professional:

  1. Bibb County - $44,460 per year
  2. Floyd County - $50,370 per year
  3. Appling County - $54,250 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $128,390 per year
  2. Life Scientist - $96,980 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $72,160 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Science Professor - $66,800 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $55,720 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Georgia
  • Certificate in Science in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,904 miles from location Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta GA 80.8786 42% 20,291
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,874 miles from location Gainesville State College Oakwood GA 18.0282 60% 8,801
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
5,861 miles from location Macon State College Macon GA 9.40475 n/a 6,615
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,911 miles from location Southern Polytechnic State University Marietta GA 22.5982 63% 5,183
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,701 miles from location Savannah State University Savannah GA 17.8643 n/a 3,820
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,881 miles from location Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville GA 8.78568 n/a 2,947
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,901 miles from location Argosy University-Atlanta Atlanta GA 1.50283 n/a 2,697
5,904 miles from location Morehouse College Atlanta GA 61.0705 41% 2,689
5,763 miles from location Medical College of Georgia Augusta GA 0.865177 n/a 2,515
5,910 miles from location Life University Marietta GA 70.0573 85% 2,301
5,904 miles from location Spelman College Atlanta GA 35.9892 26% 2,229
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,900 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
5,832 miles from location Georgia Military College-Milledgeville Campus Milledgeville GA 17.1356 n/a 1,406
5,963 miles from location Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA 62.8149 42% 1,367
5,769 miles from location Georgia Military College-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 13.1817 n/a 1,258
5,950 miles from location Shorter University Rome GA 57.4714 31% 1,205
5,769 miles from location University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 4.41125 n/a 1,165
5,914 miles from location Reinhardt University Waleska GA 23.6514 30% 1,123
5,899 miles from location Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 61.04 11% 1,100
5,932 miles from location University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus Columbus GA 7.87898 n/a 1,049
5,792 miles from location Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon GA 46.2674 50% 1,049
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,763 miles from location Paine College Augusta GA 40.8694 21% 907
5,897 miles from location Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 30.6491 26% 868
5,847 miles from location Toccoa Falls College Toccoa GA 28.3429 31% 816
5,833 miles from location Emmanuel College Franklin Springs GA 24.6984 70% 732
5,907 miles from location Atlanta Christian College Atlanta GA 19.2965 71% 690
5,911 miles from location Georgia Military College-Atlanta Campus Fairburn GA 13.7752 n/a 690
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685
5,707 miles from location University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus Savannah GA 3.55339 n/a 668
5,919 miles from location Andrew College Cuthbert GA 14.991 41% 229
 

Curious what studying Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 1,590 $55,720 57.4%
2
Chemists + 1,440 $71,930 -16.3%
3
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 910 $68,280 -35.5%
4
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 910 $66,800 -71.7%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 680 $72,160 58.1%
6
Physicists + 120 $128,390 -14.3%
7
Life Scientists, All Other + 40 $96,980 -81.0%
 

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