Doctoral Programs in Georgia: Overview of Popular Programs

There are 50 schools offering graduate programs within the state of Georgia. See how some of these institutions stack up against each other to find the school that's right for you.

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Learn about several Georgia schools featuring graduate programs, and use such factors as proximity to large cities, student populations, tuition costs and graduation rates to determine which school you might want to attend. Statistics used in the article are from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Georgia Schools Near Large Cities

Many students find it appealing to be able to travel to and from downtown from their college campus. Graduate programs can be found at several Georgia colleges located in the city of Atlanta. Five such examples are:

  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
  • Georgia State University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Herzing University - Atlanta

Largest Schools in Georgia

Having a large campus to explore and socialize in is attractive to many students when deciding where to attend college. Georgia's most populated schools with graduate programs are all public universities. These are the five schools with the largest student population in fall of 2014, according to the NCES.

  • University of Georgia (35,197)
  • Georgia State University (32,556)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus (23,109)
  • Georgia Southern University (20,517)
  • University of North Georgia (16,064)

Lowest Graduate Tuition

Financial aid opportunities can be harder to come by in graduate school, so finding a reasonably priced university or college is essential for many students. According to the NCES, the schools below had some of the lowest graduate tuition costs for in-state students during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Albany State University ($3,402)
  • Savannah State University ($3,528)
  • University of North Georgia ($4,050)
  • Columbus State University ($5,364)
  • Clayton State University ($5,512)

Highest Graduation Rate

Comparing graduation rates can be helpful for narrowing down students' school options. These figures offer an indication of the level of educational quality provided by colleges and universities. The institutions below have the highest graduation rates among schools offering graduate programs in Georgia. These stats were determined from data on full-time undergrads who enrolled in fall 2009 and completed programs within 150% of normal time.

  • Emory University (89%)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus (85%)
  • University of Georgia (85%)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (67%)
  • Berry College (64%)

When choosing where to complete your graduate degree in Georgia, make sure to consider factors like location, tuition, graduation rate and student population when you preview schools.

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