Marietta, Georgia (GA) Colleges and Universities

There are 23 schools located within 10 miles of Marietta, GA. Learn about different aspects of each school in the city, including largest sizeĀ and lowest costsĀ to find the school for you.

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Those desiring to earn a college degree or certificate in Marietta, GA, have just a handful of school options. When these offerings are looked at altogether, they provide opportunities to earn associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. This article has used information gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics on colleges within 10 miles of the main downtown area of Marietta.

Closest Schools to Marietta, GA

Some of Marietta's universities are located within the city itself but there are also options just outside of the city limits. Marietta has a large metropolitan suburban area, meaning there are options for students looking to live in the city center and those who would prefer to live in a quieter area that still has the facilities of the city. These are five universities and their distances from the downtown area of Marietta according to data provided by the NCES:

  • Life University (0 miles)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (0 miles)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (3.6 miles)
  • Fortis College - Smyrna (4.4 miles)
  • Strayer University - Atlanta (5.8 miles)

Largest Schools near Marietta, GA

The size of a school can be a big factor in the overall appeal for many students. While there are not many schools in the city of Marietta itself, students still have the option of attending a college with a population of almost ten thousand while the smallest school is Lincoln College, with just 275 students. According to the NCES, these are the largest schools in Marietta and the surrounding area as of the 2014-2015 year:

  • Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw (33,252)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (9,817)
  • Life University (2,710)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta - Atlanta (2,249)
  • Argosy University - Atlanta (1,484)

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Lowest Net Price

The fact that there are not many Marietta schools means that there is quite a large difference between the five schools with the lowest net prices. The NCES works this figure out for each school by comparing the cost of attendance with financial aid awarded, giving you an idea of the overall net price for each institution. For the academic year 2014-2015, the schools with the lowest net price in and around Marietta were:

  • Chattahoochee University ($2,894)
  • Lincoln College of Technology ($15,366)
  • Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw ($17,493)
  • Argosy University - Atlanta ($19,173)
  • Fortis College - Smyrna ($19,330)

Highest Graduation Rate

While it obviously varies from student to student, a school's graduation rate can be an indicator of how likely a student is to succeed in a given institution, although this is not always necessarily the case. The NCES collects this data by calculating the number of students who were able to finish their chosen degree within 150% of the normal time that it should have taken. For the city of Marietta and nearby areas, the schools with the highest graduation rates in 2014 were:

  • Lincoln College of Technology (60%)
  • Fortis College - Smyrna (51%)
  • Sanford-Brown College - Atlanta (49%)
  • Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw (42%)
  • American InterContinental University - Atlanta (34%)

As you can see, there are not too many choices for students who want to pursue degrees and certification in Marietta, GA, but those who are willing to live close by to the city may find a school that suits their educational needs.

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