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.

*www.atlanta.net/ *Wikipedia, "Atlanta" *www.worldrecordacademy.com

Best Four Year Universities in Atlanta

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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 138 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 7,481 students graduated with students earning 3,717 Bachelor's degrees, 3,238 Master's degrees, and 526 Doctoral degrees.

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Emory University offers 205 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,449 students graduated with students earning 2,049 Bachelor's degrees, 1,578 Master's degrees, 792 Doctoral degrees, and 30 Certificates.

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

Spelman College offers 35 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 465 students graduated with students earning 465 Bachelor's degrees.

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Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA

Agnes Scott College offers 35 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 208 students graduated with students earning 208 Bachelor's degrees.

Georgia State University offers 242 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 7,696 students graduated with students earning 5,074 Bachelor's degrees, 1,893 Master's degrees, 523 Doctoral degrees, and 206 Certificates.

Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA

Morehouse College offers 28 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 392 students graduated with students earning 392 Bachelor's degrees.

Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University offers 31 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 226 students graduated with students earning 217 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Clark Atlanta University offers 63 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 691 students graduated with students earning 483 Bachelor's degrees, 171 Master's degrees, and 37 Doctoral degrees.

Chamberlain University-Georgia offers 1 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 331 students graduated with students earning 331 Bachelor's degrees.

University of West Georgia offers 107 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 2,687 students graduated with students earning 1,799 Bachelor's degrees, 569 Master's degrees, 286 Certificates, and 33 Doctoral degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Atlanta

Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 45 students graduated with students earning 45 Associate's degrees.

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Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 44 students graduated with students earning 28 Certificates, and 16 Associate's degrees.

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Altierus Career College-Norcross offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 282 students graduated with students earning 282 Certificates.

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Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs, GA

Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 63 students graduated with students earning 60 Certificates, and 3 Associate's degrees.

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Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 172 students graduated with students earning 114 Certificates, and 58 Associate's degrees.

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Georgia State University-Perimeter College offers 9 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 2,236 students graduated with students earning 2,236 Associate's degrees.

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Atlanta Institute of Music and Media offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 59 students graduated with students earning 34 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.

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Atlanta Technical College offers 166 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 2,193 students graduated with students earning 1,971 Certificates, and 222 Associate's degrees.

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Southern Crescent Technical College offers 185 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 2,976 students graduated with students earning 2,608 Certificates, and 368 Associate's degrees.

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers 171 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 716 students graduated with students earning 516 Certificates, and 200 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Atlanta

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Logo Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA
3/5
34 : 1 36,302
Emory University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
15 : 1 14,415
Spelman College Logo Spelman College Atlanta, GA
5/5
12 : 1 2,120
Agnes Scott College Logo Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA
5/5
11 : 1 1,067
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Logo Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Decatur, GA
3/5
79 : 1 237
Georgia State University Logo Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
3/5
28 : 1 35,041
Morehouse College Logo Morehouse College Atlanta, GA
5/5
15 : 1 2,238
Oglethorpe University Logo Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA
5/5
19 : 1 1,385
Clark Atlanta University Logo Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA
4/5
22 : 1 3,920
Chamberlain University-Georgia Logo Chamberlain University-Georgia Atlanta, GA
4/5
41 : 1 1,145
University of West Georgia Logo University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
2/5
25 : 1 13,238
Clayton  State University Logo Clayton State University Morrow, GA
2/5
33 : 1 6,879
Elaine Sterling Institute Logo Elaine Sterling Institute Atlanta, GA     287
Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus Logo Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus Marietta, GA   56 : 1 167
Altierus Career College-Norcross Logo Altierus Career College-Norcross Norcross, GA
3/5
59 : 1 534
Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs Logo Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs Sandy Springs, GA     111
Pro Way Hair School Logo Pro Way Hair School Stone Mountain, GA     151
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta Logo Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta Duluth, GA
4/5
20 : 1 962
Profile Institute of Barber-Styling Logo Profile Institute of Barber-Styling Atlanta, GA     24
Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta Logo Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta Marietta, GA   57 : 1 456