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117 Colleges
100,482 Yearly Graduations
$46,637 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,984 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Georgia ranked #13 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 100,482 students received some type of diploma that year. Georgia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,659 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $14,983 per year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,996 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
10,946 Yearly Degrees
$8,704 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 37,606 students at UGA in total, 27,142 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UGA. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

33% of UGA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,986 a year. UGA has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UGA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
7,701 Yearly Degrees
$7,020 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 32,816 students at Georgia State in total, 19,882 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Georgia State is 4.7 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,885 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
7,089 Yearly Degrees
$13,788 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is 29,376, of which 13,974 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Georgia Tech, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The acceptance rate at Georgia Tech is 23%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

26% of Georgia Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,520 a year. Georgia Tech has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
6,197 Yearly Degrees
$5,220 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 35,846 students at KSU Georgia in total, 24,869 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,955 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
5,878 Yearly Degrees
$6,636 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Georgia Southern University is 20,418, of which 15,755 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

57% of GaSou students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,543 a year. GaSou has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GaSou is $33,700.

#6

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,942 Yearly Degrees
$41,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,263 students at Emory in total, 6,794 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Emory is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 22% of students getting accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Emory take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,975 a year. Emory has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Emory is $57,500.

#7

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
3,299 Yearly Degrees
$4,050 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18,782 students at UNG in total, 12,712 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNG undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,039 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNG with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,820 Yearly Degrees
$37,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,013 full-time undergraduates at SCAD, and 13,163 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,465 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,400 during the early-career years.

#9

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,732 Yearly Degrees
$4,086 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,520 students at University of West Georgia in total, 8,938 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of West Georgia is 4.8 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,793 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,594 Yearly Degrees
$13,097 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,575 students at South University–Savannah Online in total, 1,515 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average South University–Savannah Online undergraduate about 5.3 years to complete their degree.

79% of South University–Savannah Online students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,948 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South University–Savannah Online is $26,900.

#11

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,593 Yearly Degrees
$14,374 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Mercer University is 8,653, of which 4,135 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Mercer, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,696 a year. Mercer has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mercer is $36,800.

#12

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,499 Yearly Degrees
$4,482 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Valdosta State University is 11,341, of which 7,166 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VSU is 4.7 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,190 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from VSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,964 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,073 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State University-Perimeter College, and 18,732 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at Georgia State University-Perimeter College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,717 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia State University-Perimeter College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,865 Yearly Degrees
$5,144 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Augusta University is 8,220, of which 4,250 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,765 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augusta University is $54,100.

#15

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,814 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,270 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Military College, and 8,595 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

50% of Georgia Military College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,493 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia Military College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,729 Yearly Degrees
$5,742 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Columbus State University is 8,453, of which 4,693 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at CSU, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

61% of CSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,802 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSU is $28,600.

#17

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,718 Yearly Degrees
$5,184 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,952 students at Georgia College in total, 5,442 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Georgia College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. Georgia College has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Albany State University

Albany, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,281 Yearly Degrees
$3,402 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,927 full-time undergraduates at Albany State, and 6,615 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 85% of students at Albany State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,943 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,261 Yearly Degrees
$3,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,341 students at Middle Georgia State University in total, 4,507 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Middle Georgia State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,667 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middle Georgia State University is $26,300.

#20

Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,239 Yearly Degrees
$5,512 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Clayton State University is 7,003, of which 3,743 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Clayton State University is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Clayton State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,343 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

#21

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,135 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Georgia Gwinnett College is 12,287, of which 8,289 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Georgia Gwinnett College undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 38% of students at Georgia Gwinnett College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,186 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Gwinnett College is $32,800.

#22

Strayer University - Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
941 Yearly Degrees
$14,790 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,829 students at Strayer University - Georgia in total, 590 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Strayer University - Georgia is 4.0 years.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,599 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Georgia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
820 Yearly Degrees
$9,738 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Piedmont College is 2,361, of which 1,160 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Piedmont College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,250 a year. Piedmont College has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Piedmont College is $38,000.

#24

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
804 Yearly Degrees
$12,510 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,080 full-time undergraduates at Brenau, and 2,932 students altogether. For undergraduates at Brenau, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

73% of Brenau students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,091 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brenau is $37,600.

Public Public vs. Private
800 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is 3,394, of which 2,470 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average ABAC Tifton undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,941 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ABAC Tifton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Georgia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Dalton State College 780
27 Georgia Highlands College 767
28 Georgia Southwestern State University 758
29 Central Georgia Technical College 687
30 Clark Atlanta University 674
31 Savannah State University 659
32 Gwinnett Technical College 656
33 Chattahoochee Technical College 614
34 Life University 606
35 Gordon State College 603
36 College of Coastal Georgia 590
37 American InterContinental University - Atlanta 556
38 Berry College 539
39 South University - Savannah 511
40 DeVry University - Georgia 490
41 Columbus Technical College 479
42 Emory University-Oxford College 466
43 Fort Valley State University 460
44 Spelman College 446
45 Georgia Northwestern Technical College 420
46 Morehouse College 405
47 Georgia Piedmont Technical College 395
48 Athens Technical College 393
49 Thomas University 385
50 Shorter University 384
51 Atlanta Metropolitan State College 377
52 Augusta Technical College 367
53 South Georgia State College 364
53 West Georgia Technical College 364
55 Southern Crescent Technical College 356
56 The Art Institute of Atlanta 325
57 Reinhardt University 302
57 Albany Technical College 302
57 East Georgia State College 302
60 Savannah Technical College 279
61 Lanier Technical College 275
62 Chamberlain University - Georgia 270
63 Young Harris College 267
64 LaGrange College 266
65 Atlanta Technical College 263
66 Covenant College 246
66 North Georgia Technical College 246
68 Point University 241
69 Southern Regional Technical College 234
70 Agnes Scott College 220
71 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College 219
72 Oglethorpe University 218
73 Luther Rice College & Seminary 208
74 University of Phoenix - Georgia 204
75 Herzing University - Atlanta 200
76 Ogeechee Technical College 197
76 Wesleyan College 197
78 Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus 193
79 Toccoa Falls College 157
80 South Georgia Technical College 156
81 Emmanuel College Georgia 146
82 Morehouse School of Medicine 129
83 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 124
84 Truett McConnell University 118
85 Miller-Motte Technical College-Macon 107
86 Southeastern Technical College 106
87 Miller-Motte Technical College-Augusta 101
88 Virginia College-Columbus 97
89 SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta 94
89 Virginia College - Augusta 94
91 Shorter University - College of Adult & Professional Programs 90
92 Beulah Heights University 85
93 Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service 82
94 Columbia Theological Seminary 80
95 Fortis College-Smyrna 75
95 Coastal Pines Technical College 75
97 Paine College 74
98 Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta 73
99 Oconee Fall Line Technical College 67
100 Interdenominational Theological Center 66
101 Brewton - Parker College 56
102 Savannah Law School 55
103 Gwinnett College-Lilburn 50
104 Virginia College - Savannah 41
105 Helms College 37
106 Andrew College 33
107 Interactive College of Technology-Chamblee 30
108 Carver Bible College 23
109 Atlanta Institute of Music and Media 16
109 Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus 16
111 Virginia College-Macon 14
111 Reformed University 14
113 Interactive College of Technology-Morrow 7
114 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta 4
115 Interactive College of Technology-Gainesville 3
116 Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs 1
117 Brown College of Court Reporting 0

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