Georgia State Higher Education Options

Georgia is home to a little under 100 colleges and universities. See the best and most affordable schools in Georgia to determine which schools might be right for you.

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With nearly 100 schools in the state of Georgia, it's not surprising that 2-year public schools and 4-year public and private non-profit colleges are all represented. Students can evaluate the schools with the help of this article, which looks at significant categories, such as the number of enrolled undergraduates and highest graduation rate.

Georgia Schools Near Large Cities

All of the colleges in this list have campuses located in Atlanta. The list includes a mix of both public and private institutions.

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (Atlanta)
  • Atlanta Technical College (Atlanta)
  • Beulah Heights University (Atlanta)
  • Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (Atlanta)

Largest Schools in Georgia

The largest schools in Georgia have in excess of 15,000 undergraduate students, as of Fall 2014. The rest of the schools have less than 15,000 undergraduate students, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which enrolls 14,682 undergraduates.

  • University of Georgia (26,882 undergraduates)
  • Georgia State University (25,328 undergraduates)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (21,371 undergraduates)
  • Georgia Southern University (18,004 undergraduates)
  • University of North Georgia (15,507 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

The average net price for a college or university is determined by subtracting the amount of government or institutional financial aid a student receives from the total cost of attendance. The figures for these five traditional Georgia schools with the lowest net prices are based on data from NCES for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Albany Technical College ($1,014)
  • Southern Regional Technical College ($2,323)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College ($2,353)
  • Central Georgia Technical College ($2,756)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College ($2,894)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rate for a school includes the number of students who completed their studies in 150% of 'normal time' (for example, four years would be the 'normal time' for a bachelor's program). Based on NCES figures for full-time students, the following traditional Georgia schools had the highest graduation rates in the state.

  • Emory University (89% graduation rate)
  • University of Georgia (85% graduation rate)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus (85% graduation rate)
  • Spelman College (76% graduation rate)
  • Agnes Scott College (68% graduation rate)

Among the nearly 100 schools and colleges in Georgia, students can make an informed decision based on the various parameters covered in this article; graduation rates, affordability, location and student population.

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