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Cobb County, GA Schools and Colleges Overview

There are 11 schools in Cobb County, Georgia that are within 10 miles of Marietta. Learn about important factors to look at along with statistics that can help students make a decision about college.

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Cobb County, Georgia, has several schools in the area that may fit the needs of students looking for a college or university. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) can help in the decision-making process by providing information about schools' locations, sizes, costs, and graduation rates.

Closest Schools to Cobb County, Georgia

Location can be an important factor for students looking for a school. Four out of five schools in close proximity to Cobb County are private schools. These schools are closest to downtown Marietta in Cobb County:

  • Chattahoochee Technical College (3.9 miles from downtown Marietta)
  • Life University (3.9 miles from downtown Marietta)
  • Fortis College-Smyrna (4.7 miles from downtown Marietta)
  • Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta (7 miles from downtown Marietta)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw (9.1 miles from downtown Marietta)

Largest Schools Near Cobb County, Georgia

Size is important to consider when choosing a college or university. The largest school has about 33,000 students and the smallest of the five has almost 400 students. The two largest schools are public schools. Take a look at the largest five schools in Cobb County:

  • Kennesaw State University (33,252 students)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (9,817 students)
  • Life University (2,710 students)
  • Fortis College-Smyrna (684 students)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw (358 students)

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Lowest Net Price

Cost is an important factor for students looking for a college or university. The net price is used to see the cost of schools for full-time undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year. The lowest net price schools in this area include both public and private colleges and universities. These five schools have the lowest net prices in the area:

  • Chattahoochee Technical College ($2,894)
  • Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta ($15,366 for largest program)
  • Kennesaw State University ($17,493)
  • Fortis College-Smyrna ($19,330)
  • Life University ($22,619)

Highest Graduation Rate

Graduation rate can show potential students how many students finish their degree programs at different schools. The graduation rate is shown using the number of full-time undergraduate students who complete their degree program within 150% of the normal time. The two schools with highest graduation rate are 2-year private colleges.

  • Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta (60% graduation rate)
  • Fortis College-Smyrna (51% graduation rate)
  • Kennesaw State University (42% graduation rate)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw (23% graduation rate)
  • Life University (20% graduation rate)

In summary, it is important to consider a few important when looking into colleges and universities in Cobb County, Georgia, including estimated expenses, proximity to the county hub in Marietta, graduation rates and student enrollment.

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