Best Colleges in Georgia

Life’s Peachy in the South

A sweet education awaits in Georgia

For those looking for a traditional college feel, you’ll find it here in the south. You’ll also have a lot of options. Georgia is home to 31 public institutions, 28 technical colleges, 23 private colleges and universities, and 15 private liberal arts schools. Not to mention the educational system has produced 49 Rhodes Scholars here in Georgia, so you’ll have a strong legacy to follow. Georgia starts out as a great place to study and quickly transforms into an ideal place to start a career. Thanks to the many businesses based in this charming southern state, job possibilities include Cartoon Network, the Coca-Cola Company, Joi Internet, and Delta Airlines.*

History buffs will enjoy exploring the Center for Civil and Human Rights, followed by an evening out at the Fox Theatre. Atlanta is filled to the brim with historic buildings, sites that commemorate our development as a nation, and local hangouts that are just plain fun. The Northside Tavern is one such local dig ideal for unwinding after a long day. Over in Savannah, you can carry your drink from bar to bar as long as you have one of the city’s signature plastic cups. This town is also home to multiple dance halls and outdoor concerts.* When you’re looking for the perfect combination of fun and education, Georgia is a state worth considering.

*Wikipedia, “Companies based in Georgia”, “Colleges and Universities in Georgia” *www.georgia.gov

Best Four Year Universities in Georgia

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 University of Georgia Athens, GA

University of Georgia offers 485 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 10,953 students graduated with students earning 7,903 Bachelor's degrees, 1,640 Master's degrees, 931 Doctoral degrees, and 479 Certificates degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
4 Mercer University Macon, GA

Mercer University offers 184 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,487 students graduated with students earning 1,065 Bachelor's degrees, 885 Master's degrees, 481 Doctoral degrees, and 56 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 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
6 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.

7 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design offers 81 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,678 students graduated with students earning 1,854 Bachelor's degrees, 812 Master's degrees, and 12 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Berry College Mount Berry, GA

Berry College offers 75 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small suburb. In 2015, 534 students graduated with students earning 499 Bachelor's degrees, and 35 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University offers 159 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 4,544 students graduated with students earning 3,351 Bachelor's degrees, 1,024 Master's degrees, 101 Certificates degrees, and 68 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 Georgia College and State University Milledgeville, GA

Georgia College and State University offers 102 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 1,802 students graduated with students earning 1,323 Bachelor's degrees, 392 Master's degrees, 78 Certificates degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Georgia

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 Coastal Pines Technical College Waycross, GA

Coastal Pines Technical College offers 133 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 1,999 students graduated with students earning 1,905 Certificates degrees, and 94 Associate's degrees.

4 Albany Technical College Albany, GA

Albany Technical College offers 170 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 3,486 students graduated with students earning 3,141 Certificates degrees, and 345 Associate's degrees.

5 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA

Georgia Military College offers 28 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a far away town. In 2015, 1,579 students graduated with students earning 1,579 Associate's degrees.

6 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro, GA

Ogeechee Technical College offers 168 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away town. In 2015, 1,991 students graduated with students earning 1,768 Certificates degrees, and 223 Associate's degrees.

7 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA

Augusta Technical College offers 139 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,349 students graduated with students earning 1,959 Certificates degrees, and 390 Associate's degrees.

8 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA

Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers 182 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 2,758 students graduated with students earning 2,287 Certificates degrees, and 471 Associate's degrees.

9 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.

10 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.

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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 University of Georgia Athens, GA
3/5
18 : 1 36,130
University Logo Mercer University Macon, GA
5/5
17 : 1 8,600
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
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
5/5
22 : 1 11,861
University Logo Emory University-Oxford College Oxford, GA
5/5
13 : 1 936
University Logo Berry College Mount Berry, GA
5/5
13 : 1 2,245
University Logo Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
2/5
25 : 1 20,459
University Logo Georgia College and State University Milledgeville, GA
3/5
19 : 1 6,889
Piedmont College Piedmont College Demorest, GA
4/5
13 : 1 2,264
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
Valdosta State University Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
2/5
22 : 1 11,302
University Logo Columbus State University Columbus, GA
2/5
23 : 1 8,440
University Logo Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, GA
2/5
19 : 1 2,696
Augusta University Augusta University Augusta, GA
3/5
9 : 1 8,333
University Logo Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
2/5
27 : 1 33,252
University Logo Armstrong State University Savannah, GA
2/5
21 : 1 7,103
University Logo Albany State University Albany, GA
2/5
18 : 1 3,492
University Logo University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
2/5
27 : 1 17,289
University Logo Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, GA
2/5
23 : 1 2,755
Toccoa Falls College Toccoa Falls College Toccoa Falls, GA
4/5
16 : 1 937

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