Top 2020 Georgia Colleges

Georgia's 178 Colleges and Universities

Most of the colleges in Georgia are in the north west area, close to Atlanta. Like most other states, schools range from four year colleges to vocational schools. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Peach State:

  • Georgia is home to 97 four year colleges. The majority of them, 61, offer masters or doctorate programs in addition to undergraduate degrees.
  • There are 81 two year or less colleges. Only 26 of them are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years Georgia colleges have seen a very small 1.3% drop in students. In 2017, 538,124 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, there were 95,148 degrees awarded for the 2016 school year. 55% of those awards were bachelor degrees.

Salary Breakdown

College Scorecard tells us alums from the Georgia Institute of Technology earn among the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum earns $79,100. Meanwhile, the 2018 mean annual wage earned in Georgia is $46,010. You do the math!

Georgia Tuition Programs

The HOPE Career Grant is a great option for students looking to study within the Georgia University System or Technical College System.

At the Technical College System of Georgia, eligible students receive free tuition for programs in areas like early childhood education, computer programming, practical nursing and more. Atlanta Technical College offers even more programs.

If you are looking for transfer programs, 28 courses transfer between the Georgia Technical College System and University System.

Georgia is also a member of the Academic Common Market. This tuition savings plan is offered when a desired degree is not offered by a college in that state. Students can enroll in an out of state college that offer their degree program and pay the school's in state tuition rate. Member states include nearby states Florida and Alabama.

Top Colleges in Georgia

Top Georgia colleges were ranked by total student population.

#1
38,652
Total Number of Students
$11,830 / $30,404
Tuition & Fees
49%
Acceptance Rate
#2
35,420
Total Number of Students
$6,347 / $17,329
Tuition & Fees
58%
Acceptance Rate
#3
34,316
Total Number of Students
$9,112 / $23,971
Tuition & Fees
71%
Acceptance Rate
#4
32,723
Total Number of Students
$12,424 / $33,020
Tuition & Fees
22%
Acceptance Rate
#5
26,408
Total Number of Students
$6,356 / $17,142
Tuition & Fees
68%
Acceptance Rate

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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