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
A public institution founded in 1785 by Lyman Hall as a land-grant college, the University of Georgia has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 30,000. UGA is situated at the center of downtown Athens, Georgia, and is the academic and economic hub of Clarke County.
UGA is home to over 800 student organizations, a wide range of fraternities and sororities, and major-specific honor societies. Georgia residents should note that applicants with a GPA over 3.5 are eligible for the Hope Scholarship, which is funded by The Georgia Lottery, a system that was organized by former Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller. The school is made up of 17 colleges including the Terry College of Business, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Odom School of Ecology. UGA operates on a semester system with a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1 and a graduation rate of 83.7%
Beyond academics, The University of Georgia Bulldogs compete in the SEC, with an annual football rivalry with local Atlanta rival Georgia Tech led by their mascot Ugga the Bulldog. In town, Athens offers students a wide range of restaurants, bars, and music venues to enjoy seven days a week. Notable alumni include Heisman winner Herschel Walker, golfer Bubba Watson, and chef and television personality Alton Brown.
Mercer University offers 148 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,538 students graduated with students earning 1,078 Bachelor's degrees, 956 Master's degrees, 474 Doctoral degrees, and 30 Certificates.
Georgia College & State University offers 108 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,748 students graduated with students earning 1,258 Bachelor's degrees, 383 Master's degrees, 99 Certificates, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Emory University-Oxford College Oxford, GA||11 : 1||983|
|Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA||34 : 1||36,302|
|Emory University Atlanta, GA||15 : 1||14,415|
|University of Georgia Athens, GA||18 : 1||38,920|
|Spelman College Atlanta, GA||12 : 1||2,120|
|Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA||11 : 1||1,067|
|Mercer University Macon, GA||22 : 1||8,740|
|Berry College Mount Berry, GA||12 : 1||2,034|
|Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Decatur, GA||79 : 1||237|
|Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA||21 : 1||7,031|
|Wesleyan College Macon, GA||16 : 1||797|
|Georgia State University Atlanta, GA||28 : 1||35,041|
|Morehouse College Atlanta, GA||15 : 1||2,238|
|Covenant College Lookout Mountain, GA||16 : 1||989|
|Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA||25 : 1||26,054|
|Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA||19 : 1||1,385|
|Thomas University Thomasville, GA||28 : 1||1,528|
|Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA||22 : 1||3,920|
|Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA||24 : 1||14,840|
|Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, GA||26 : 1||2,624|