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Universities and Colleges in South Georgia

There are approximately 20 traditional colleges and universities in the South Georgia region. Read about the schools with the highest graduation rates and lowest costs, among other things, to find the school for you.

The south Georgia region is home to a variety of colleges and universities, with about 20 schools to choose from. Prospective students can pick from a number of technical colleges, public and 2-year and 4-year private colleges. This article discusses schools by categories, like lowest net price and highest graduation rate.

South Georgia Schools Near Large Cities

The schools listed below are mainly nearby to small cities. South Georgia, for the most part, has universities and colleges that are listed by the NCES as being in rural areas in addition to remote and fringe towns.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah)
  • Valdosta State University (Valdosta)
  • Albany State University (Albany)
  • Darton State College (Albany)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (Brunswick)

Largest Schools in South Georgia

The largest schools in south Georgia are primarily 4-year colleges. However, one is a technical school offering certificates and associate degree programs. Another technical school, located in Albany, had about 3,650 students as of Fall 2014.

  • Georgia Southern University (18,004 undergraduates)
  • Valdosta State University (9,328 undergraduates)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (9,092 undergraduates)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (7,625 undergraduates)
  • Darton State College (5,623 undergraduates)

Lowest Net Price

The cost of attending a college is generally one of the deciding factors in choosing a school. The net price is determined by subtracting the amount of financial aid received by the average student from the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, books, room and board. In south Georgia, from 2014-2015, the lowest net prices are found at technical schools, according to data from the NCES.

  • Albany Technical College ($1,014)
  • Southern Regional Technical College ($2,323)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College ($2,353)
  • Central Georgia Technical College ($2,756)
  • Southeastern Technical College ($4,167)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES reports graduation rates that reflect the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who complete a program within 150% of the 'normal' time; for instance, within six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate's degree. Graduation rates can give students a good feel for how long it generally takes to get a degree from a specific school. These are the schools with the highest graduation rates in South Georgia as of fall 2012, according to NCES statistics.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (67% graduation rate)
  • Georgia Southern University (50% graduation rate)
  • South Georgia Technical College (49% graduation rate)
  • Ogeechee Technical College (45% graduation rate)
  • Coastal Pines Technical College (43% graduation rate)

Look through these schools as they've been organized for your own benefit, in order to aid your college search.


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