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146 Colleges
150,944 Yearly Graduations
$48,561 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,223 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Georgia ranked #10 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 150,944 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Georgia is $12,140 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,424 a year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,306 per year.

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#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
12,071 Yearly Degrees
$12,080 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Georgia is 38,920, of which 29,848 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,175 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,986 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
7,857 Yearly Degrees
$9,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Georgia State University is 35,041, of which 27,961 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,958 are full-time. It takes the average Georgia State undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

52% of Georgia State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,885 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
7,481 Yearly Degrees
$12,682 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 36,302 students at Georgia Tech in total, 15,964 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,310 are full-time. Georgia Tech has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 23% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

26% of Georgia Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,520 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Tech is $65,500.

#4

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
6,878 Yearly Degrees
$6,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 34,499 undergraduates at KSU Georgia, of which 25,745 are full-time, and there are 37,807 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

48% of KSU Georgia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,955 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
5,874 Yearly Degrees
$6,463 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,054 students at GaSou in total, 22,715 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,172 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GaSou is 4.6 years.

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

57% of GaSou students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,543 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from GaSou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
5,515 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,244 students at CGTC in total, 2,083 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at CGTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,507 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,000 during the early-career years.

#7

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
5,282 Yearly Degrees
$3,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,184 students at Chattahoochee Technical College in total, 2,822 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

2% of Chattahoochee Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,521 a year.

Students who graduate from Chattahoochee Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,032 Yearly Degrees
$53,804 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,415 students at Emory in total, 7,118 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,012 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Emory is 4.1 years.

Only 22% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,975 a year. Emory has a 1.5% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
3,386 Yearly Degrees
$3,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,404 full-time undergraduates at Southern Crescent Technical College, and 5,246 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

15% of Southern Crescent Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Crescent Technical College is $23,800.

#10

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
3,213 Yearly Degrees
$5,229 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,748 students at UNG in total, 19,036 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,103 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNG, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 30% of students at UNG take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,039 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

#11

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
3,171 Yearly Degrees
$3,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,539 students at GTC in total, 2,037 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at GTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,523 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,170 Yearly Degrees
$38,075 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Savannah College of Art and Design is 14,840, of which 12,167 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,260 are full-time. For undergraduates at SCAD, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,465 a year. SCAD has a 5.5% 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 SCAD is $29,400.

Public Public vs. Private
3,014 Yearly Degrees
$3,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Georgia Northwestern Technical College is 6,616, which includes 1,855 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,387 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Northwestern Technical College is $24,600.

#14

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,784 Yearly Degrees
$6,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,238 students at University of West Georgia in total, 10,411 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,090 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of West Georgia, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

65% of University of West Georgia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,793 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of West Georgia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,682 Yearly Degrees
$25,828 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,865 undergraduates at Mercer, of which 4,260 are full-time, and there are 8,740 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Mercer. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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

Roughly 68% of students at Mercer take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,696 a year. Mercer has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mercer with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,566 Yearly Degrees
$3,022 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,538 full-time undergraduates at Savannah Tech, and 4,003 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,700 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Savannah Tech is $21,400.

Public Public vs. Private
2,467 Yearly Degrees
$3,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,074 students at West Georgia Technical College in total, 1,739 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at West Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,503 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,447 Yearly Degrees
$6,583 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Valdosta State University is 11,270, of which 8,590 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,797 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VSU is 4.7 years.

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

68% of VSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,190 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#19

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,378 Yearly Degrees
$3,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,248 full-time undergraduates at Atlanta Area Tech, and 3,797 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

47% of Atlanta Area Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Atlanta Area Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,261 Yearly Degrees
$13,594 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,195 students at South University’s online programs in total, 3,488 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,045 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at South University’s online programs is 5.3 years.

79% of South University’s online programs students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,948 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
2,240 Yearly Degrees
$3,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,784 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State University-Perimeter College, and 18,573 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,717 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% 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.

#22

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,209 Yearly Degrees
$8,832 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augusta University is 8,650, of which 5,604 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,562 are full-time. It takes the average Augusta University undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

47% of Augusta University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,765 a year. Augusta University has a 6.1% 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 $54,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,167 Yearly Degrees
$3,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,669 students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in total, 882 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,449 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,300 during the early-career years.

#24

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,053 Yearly Degrees
$3,232 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augusta Technical College is 4,237, which includes 1,677 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Augusta Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,942 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augusta Technical College is $22,100.

#25

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,992 Yearly Degrees
$6,165 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Georgia Military College is 8,766, which includes 4,022 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,493 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Military College is $24,800.

Other Georgia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Southern Regional Technical College 1,986
27 Lanier Technical College 1,972
28 Albany Technical College 1,962
29 Athens Technical College 1,926
30 Georgia College & State University 1,795
31 Columbus State University 1,793
32 South Georgia Technical College 1,758
33 Coastal Pines Technical College 1,732
34 Columbus Technical College 1,517
35 Ogeechee Technical College 1,403
36 Middle Georgia State University 1,335
37 Clayton State University 1,206
38 Georgia Gwinnett College 1,182
39 Albany State University 1,134
40 Strayer University - Georgia 1,100
41 North Georgia Technical College 1,064
42 Oconee Fall Line Technical College 997
43 Piedmont College 958
44 Georgia Highlands College 820
45 Dalton State College 817
46 Southeastern Technical College 780
47 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 749
48 Georgia Southwestern State University 733
49 Georgia Piedmont Technical College 732
50 Brenau University 726
51 Savannah State University 716
52 Clark Atlanta University 691
53 American InterContinental University - Atlanta 615
54 Life University 609
55 Berry College 607
56 Gordon State College 578
57 College of Coastal Georgia 576
58 Spelman College 465
59 Oxford College of Emory University 462
60 Thomas University 456
61 United Education Institute-Morrow 454
62 South University, Savannah 444
63 Fort Valley State University 438
64 Shorter University 421
65 Morehouse College 396
66 South Georgia State College 374
67 DeVry University - Georgia 368
68 The Art Institute of Atlanta 357
69 Fortis College - Smyrna 350
70 Reinhardt University 335
71 Chamberlain University - Georgia 331
72 East Georgia State College 322
73 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Atlanta 285
74 Altierus Career College - Norcross 282
75 Atlanta Metropolitan State College 281
76 Georgia Career Institute 276
77 Miller-Motte College Augusta 270
78 Agnes Scott College 254
79 Elaine Sterling Institute 246
80 Covenant College 241
81 Oglethorpe University 239
82 Luther Rice College & Seminary 233
83 LaGrange College 229
84 Herzing University - Atlanta 225
85 Point University 220
86 Wesleyan College 219
87 Miller-Motte College Columbus 210
88 Atlanta School of Massage 202
89 Young Harris College 198
90 Toccoa Falls College 190
91 Interactive College of Technology - Chamblee 183
92 Miller-Motte College Macon 182
93 Paul Mitchell the School Esani 180
94 Lincoln College of Technology - Marietta 172
95 Woodruff Medical Training and Testing 159
96 Emmanuel College Georgia 147
97 Helms College 141
98 Truett McConnell University 123
99 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 122
100 Morehouse School of Medicine 120
101 Georgia Institute of Cosmetology 111
102 SAE Institute - Atlanta 108
103 Omnitech Institute 107
104 Empire Beauty School-Morrow 104
105 University of Phoenix - Georgia 100
106 Gwinnett College - Lilburn 98
107 Woodruff Medical Testing & Training 90
108 The Creative Circus 83
109 Andrew College 80
110 International School of Skin Nailcare & Massage Therapy 79
111 Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta 74
112 Interdenominational Theological Center 70
112 Pro Way Hair School 70
114 Columbia Theological Seminary 64
115 Gwinnett College - Sandy Springs 63
116 Brewton - Parker College 61
117 Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw 60
117 New Horizons Medical Institute 60
119 Atlanta Institute of Music and Media 59
120 Empire Beauty School-Gwinnett 58
121 Keune Academy by 124 57
121 New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder 57
123 Beulah Heights University 56
124 Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails 55
125 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Atlanta 51
126 Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service 45
126 Grady Health System Professional Schools 45
128 Gwinnett College - Marietta Campus 44
129 Hogan Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics 40
130 Empire Beauty School-Savannah 39
130 Empire Beauty School-Dunwoody 39
132 Empire Beauty School-Northlake 37
133 Empire Beauty School-Augusta 32
134 Paine College 29
135 Savannah Law School 26
135 Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology 26
137 Augusta School of Massage 23
138 Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center 17
139 Brown College of Court Reporting 16
140 Interactive College of Technology - Morrow 15
141 Profile Institute of Barber-Styling 12
141 Interactive College of Technology - Gainesville 12
143 Institute of Medical Ultrasound 8
144 Reformed University 3
145 MAK Beauty Institute 0
145 National American University - Kings Bay 0

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