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146 Colleges
150,944 Yearly Graduations
$49,074 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,148 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 150,944 students received a degree from a college in Georgia, making it rank #10 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Georgia is $12,268 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,557 a year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,537 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#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 39,147, of which 29,765 students are undergraduates and of those, 27,888 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UGA is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at UGA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,461 a year. UGA has a 2.5% 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 $39,900 during the early-career years.

#2

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
7,857 Yearly Degrees
$9,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 36,360 students at Georgia State in total, 28,787 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,356 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Georgia State is 4.6 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,949 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close 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
$12,852 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,561 undergraduates at Georgia Tech, of which 14,485 are full-time, and there are 39,771 students altogether. It takes the average Georgia Tech undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at Georgia Tech is 21%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,108 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$6,436 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 41,181 students at KSU Georgia in total, 37,390 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,688 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at KSU Georgia is 4.8 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,335 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% 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
$6,485 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,469 undergraduates at GaSou, of which 19,453 are full-time, and there are 26,949 students altogether. For undergraduates at GaSou, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at GaSou take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#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 8,140 students at CGTC in total, 1,820 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,000 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 2,560 full-time undergraduates at Chattahoochee Technical College, and 9,432 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

1% of Chattahoochee Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,713 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,032 Yearly Degrees
$53,868 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,997 students at Emory in total, 7,010 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,814 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Only 19% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 25% of students at Emory take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,581 a year. Emory has a 1.4% 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 $57,500 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,333 full-time undergraduates at Southern Crescent Technical College, and 5,232 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

12% of Southern Crescent Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,905 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate 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
$5,334 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,019 undergraduates at UNG, of which 12,967 are full-time, and there are 19,793 students altogether. It takes the average UNG undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 27% of students at UNG take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,597 a year. UNG has a 7.2% 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 UNG is $35,400.

#11

Gwinnett Technical College

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

There are 1,811 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 8,576 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at GTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,634 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 14,265, of which 11,679 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,126 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SCAD is 4.2 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 26% of accepted students are men, and 74% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at SCAD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,701 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% 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.

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

There are 6,608 students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in total, 1,922 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

8% of Georgia Northwestern Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,323 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%.

Students who graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,784 Yearly Degrees
$6,521 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,419 students at University of West Georgia in total, 10,331 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,528 are full-time. It takes the average University of West Georgia undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,897 a year. University of West Georgia has a 8.8% 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 University of West Georgia is $31,600.

#15

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,682 Yearly Degrees
$28,995 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,006 students at Mercer in total, 4,911 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,219 are full-time. It takes the average Mercer undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

51% of Mercer students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,279 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#16

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,566 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,237 full-time undergraduates at Savannah Tech, and 3,649 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Savannah Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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 6,437 students at West Georgia Technical College in total, 1,754 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at West Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,338 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% 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 12,304, of which 9,570 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,253 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at VSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,445 a year. VSU has a 8.8% 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 $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 818 full-time undergraduates at Atlanta Area Tech, and 3,030 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

32% of Atlanta Area Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,158 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%.

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
$14,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South University’s online programs is 5,405, of which 3,307 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,190 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at South University’s online programs is 4.6 years.

87% of South University’s online programs students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,566 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Georgia State University-Perimeter College is 17,383, which includes 6,624 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,978 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia State University-Perimeter College is $26,100.

#22

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,209 Yearly Degrees
$9,022 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,920 students at Augusta University in total, 5,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,521 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Augusta University is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Augusta University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,798 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 722 full-time undergraduates at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, and 3,709 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is $20,300.

#24

Augusta Technical College

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

There are 1,380 full-time undergraduates at Augusta Technical College, and 3,863 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

3% of Augusta Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,349 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar 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
$6,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,026 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Military College, and 7,501 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,971 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.

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 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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