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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

In terms of yearly graduations, Georgia is ranked #10 in the country with 150,944 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,140 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,424 a year.

An estimated 60% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,306 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
12,071 Yearly Degrees
$8,878 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Georgia is 37,606, of which 27,142 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UGA, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 33% of students at UGA take out loans to pay for college. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UGA is $39,900.

#2

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
7,857 Yearly Degrees
$7,164 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 32,816 students at Georgia State in total, 19,882 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Georgia State undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 52% of students at Georgia State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,885 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 is $35,200.

Public Public vs. Private
7,481 Yearly Degrees
$14,064 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 23% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% 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. Georgia Tech has a 1.3% 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
6,878 Yearly Degrees
$5,328 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Kennesaw State University is 35,846, of which 24,869 students 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.

Roughly 48% of students at KSU Georgia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,955 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
5,874 Yearly Degrees
$4,977 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 20,418 students at GaSou in total, 15,755 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average GaSou undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at GaSou take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 2,256 full-time undergraduates at CGTC, and 8,045 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from CGTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
5,282 Yearly Degrees

There are 10,201 students at Chattahoochee Technical College in total, 2,732 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Chattahoochee Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,521 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chattahoochee Technical College is $24,400.

#8

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,032 Yearly Degrees
$42,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Emory University is 14,263, of which 6,794 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Emory undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Emory with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,386 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,487 full-time undergraduates at Southern Crescent Technical College, and 4,756 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

#10

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
3,213 Yearly Degrees
$4,140 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of North Georgia is 18,782, of which 12,712 students 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%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

30% of UNG students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,039 a year. UNG 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 UNG is $35,400.

#11

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
3,171 Yearly Degrees

There are 8,321 students at GTC in total, 1,781 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,170 Yearly Degrees
$38,475 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,163 students at SCAD in total, 9,013 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SCAD undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

49% of SCAD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,465 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SCAD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,014 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,603 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and 5,643 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$4,338 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at University of West Georgia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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
$15,422 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,653 students at Mercer in total, 4,135 of which are full-time undergraduates. Mercer has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,696 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#16

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,566 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,421 full-time undergraduates at Savannah Tech, and 3,935 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Savannah Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,700 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate 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

There are 1,750 full-time undergraduates at West Georgia Technical College, and 6,682 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

15% of West Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,447 Yearly Degrees
$4,572 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,166 full-time undergraduates at VSU, and 11,341 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,405 full-time undergraduates at Atlanta Area Tech, and 4,098 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Atlanta Area Tech is $19,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,261 Yearly Degrees
$13,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at South University - Savannah Online is 7,575, of which 1,515 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at South University - Savannah Online, the average graduation time is 5.3 years.

79% of South University - Savannah Online students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,948 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
2,240 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Georgia State University-Perimeter College is 18,732, of which 7,073 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 59%. Around 45% of accepted students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,209 Yearly Degrees
$5,504 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,250 full-time undergraduates at Augusta University, and 8,220 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Augusta University is 5.0 years.

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. The student loan default rate of 6.1% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
2,167 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 3,936, of which 909 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

3% of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,053 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Augusta Technical College is 4,595, of which 1,806 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 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

The total student population at Georgia Military College is 8,595, of which 4,270 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Georgia Military College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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 Emory University-Oxford College 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 Technical 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 Technical 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 Technical 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 of Technology-Atlanta 108
103 Omnitech Institute 107
104 Empire Beauty School-Morrow 104
105 University of Phoenix - Georgia 100
106 Gwinnett College-Lilburn 98
107 Lake Lanier School of Massage 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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