Best Colleges in Atlanta

Edu in the Atl

Education's heating up in Hotlanta

Put down the iced tea and get up off from the porch – Atlanta is a Southern state with plenty of ambition, drive and educational opportunities. With 57 colleges and universities, it currently has the 7th largest student population of America's urban cities.

As far as educational options go, Atlanta schools have some of the most diverse array of options available. The city is home to historically black colleges, technical colleges, age-old universities with specific religious affiliations, and plenty of campuses with both prestigious art and research forums. College students of all ages will not only receive incredible higher-level instruction but also enjoy the student life charm of the city. Local favorites include Chamblee Antique Row, Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Center for Puppetry Arts. or maybe you'll find fascination at The Georgia Aquarium, the 2nd largest aquarium in the world. Whether you're vying for a degree from a big name university or a small historic college, this Southern city is the perfect blend of education, experience and good old-fashioned community.

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Best Four Year Universities in Atlanta

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Emory University Atlanta, GA

Emory University offers 297 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 4,975 students graduated with students earning 2,454 Bachelor's degrees, 1,642 Master's degrees, 871 Doctoral degrees, 8 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
2 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 6,140 students graduated with students earning 3,594 Bachelor's degrees, 1,973 Master's degrees, and 573 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
3 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University offers 230 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 7,845 students graduated with students earning 4,973 Bachelor's degrees, 2,154 Master's degrees, 511 Doctoral degrees, and 207 Certificates degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
4 Spelman College Atlanta, GA

Spelman College offers 32 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 496 students graduated with students earning 496 Bachelor's degrees.

5 Clayton State University Morrow, GA

Clayton State University offers 54 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,264 students graduated with students earning 1,028 Bachelor's degrees, 140 Master's degrees, 48 Associate's degrees, and 48 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Morehouse College Atlanta, GA

Morehouse College offers 95 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 374 students graduated with students earning 335 Bachelor's degrees, and 39 Certificates degrees.

7 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA

University of West Georgia offers 117 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a outlying town. In 2015, 2,394 students graduated with students earning 1,657 Bachelor's degrees, 526 Master's degrees, 175 Certificates degrees, and 36 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University offers 67 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 693 students graduated with students earning 448 Bachelor's degrees, 223 Master's degrees, 21 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

9 Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University offers 50 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 222 students graduated with students earning 222 Bachelor's degrees.

10 Gordon State College Barnesville, GA

Gordon State College offers 11 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 548 students graduated with students earning 400 Associate's degrees, and 148 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Atlanta

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Georgia Perimeter College Decatur, GA

Georgia Perimeter College offers 11 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,844 students graduated with students earning 1,838 Associate's degrees, and 6 Certificates degrees.

2 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA

Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers 136 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,264 students graduated with students earning 1,836 Certificates degrees, and 428 Associate's degrees.

3 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College offers 174 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,805 students graduated with students earning 3,151 Certificates degrees, and 654 Associate's degrees.

4 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Technical College offers 156 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large city. In 2015, 2,889 students graduated with students earning 2,615 Certificates degrees, and 274 Associate's degrees.

5 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA

West Georgia Technical College offers 125 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 3,192 students graduated with students earning 2,805 Certificates degrees, and 387 Associate's degrees.

6 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA

Chattahoochee Technical College offers 179 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,898 students graduated with students earning 2,381 Certificates degrees, and 517 Associate's degrees.

7 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta Tucker, GA

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta offers 4 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 410 students graduated with students earning 299 Associate's degrees, and 111 Certificates degrees.

8 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA

Southern Crescent Technical College offers 186 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,898 students graduated with students earning 2,466 Certificates degrees, and 432 Associate's degrees.

9 Fortis College-Smyrna Smyrna, GA

Fortis College-Smyrna offers 16 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a small city. In 2015, 528 students graduated with students earning 457 Certificates degrees, and 71 Associate's degrees.

10 Interactive College of Technology-Chamblee Chamblee, GA

Interactive College of Technology-Chamblee offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 230 students graduated with students earning 186 Certificates degrees, and 44 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
7 : 1 13,788
University Logo Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA
3/5
23 : 1 25,034
University Logo Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
3/5
23 : 1 32,058
Spelman College Spelman College Atlanta, GA
5/5
11 : 1 2,144
University Logo Clayton State University Morrow, GA
2/5
27 : 1 7,012
University Logo Morehouse College Atlanta, GA
5/5
13 : 1 2,167
University of West Georgia University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
2/5
26 : 1 12,834
University Logo Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA
4/5
18 : 1 3,661
Oglethorpe University Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA
5/5
17 : 1 1,155
University Logo Gordon State College Barnesville, GA
2/5
28 : 1 4,084
University Logo Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA
5/5
10 : 1 902
Reinhardt University Reinhardt University Waleska, GA
4/5
11 : 1 1,364
Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Perimeter College Decatur, GA
2/5
36 : 1 21,088
University Logo Life University Marietta, GA
3/5
18 : 1 2,710
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
2/5
18 : 1 3,908
Portfolio Center Portfolio Center Atlanta, GA
4/5
9 : 1 81
University Logo Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
2/5
25 : 1 6,959
University Logo Atlanta Metropolitan State College Atlanta, GA
2/5
31 : 1 3,129
University Logo Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
2/5
23 : 1 3,789
University Logo West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
2/5
25 : 1 6,431
University Logo Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
2/5
38 : 1 9,817
University Logo Keune Academy by 124 Lawrenceville, GA 8 : 1 81
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta Tucker, GA
3/5
35 : 1 1,113
University Logo Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
2/5
31 : 1 4,867
Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs Marietta, GA
3/5
16 : 1 523

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