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Colleges in Georgia

25 colleges
147,760 yearly degrees
$9,428 average yearly in-state tuition
$21,258 average 4-year student loan

There is a smaller number of colleges to choose from in this state. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Georgia is $9,428, while the average out-of-state tuition is $14,972.

An estimated 37% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,314.

Below is a listing of the most popular colleges in Georgia sorted by largest school to smallest:

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Public public vs private
11,810 yearly awards
$14,625 net cost

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

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

Roughly, 34% of students at UGA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,283. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $50,500.

#2

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Public public vs private
7,780 yearly awards
$15,506 net cost

There are approximately 32,816 students at Georgia State in total, 19,882 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Georgia State. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

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

54% of Georgia State students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,117. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State earns $43,300.

Public public vs private
7,090 yearly awards
$13,291 net cost

The total student population at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is 29,376, of which 13,974 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Georgia Tech undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 23% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $7,378. Georgia Tech has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $79,100 after graduation.

#4

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
Public public vs private
6,220 yearly awards
$18,284 net cost

The total student population at Kennesaw State University is 35,846, of which 24,869 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at KSU Georgia. The freshman retention rate is 78%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $6,031. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from KSU Georgia is $0.

#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public public vs private
5,920 yearly awards
$16,548 net cost

There are approximately 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: It has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly, 57% of students at GaSou take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,617. GaSou has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$41,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from GaSou earns.

#6

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit public vs private
4,940 yearly awards
$26,760 net cost

There are 6,794 full-time undergraduates at Emory, and 14,263 students altogether. It takes the average Emory undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

32% of Emory students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,434. Emory has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$66,000 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Emory earns.

#7

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
Public public vs private
4,880 yearly awards
$2,721 net cost

There are 2,256 full-time undergraduates at CGTC, and 8,045 students altogether.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,045. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $21,500.

#8

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public public vs private
3,360 yearly awards
$9,854 net cost

The total student population at University of North Georgia is 18,782, of which 12,712 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UNG. The freshman retention rate is 81%.

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

33% of UNG students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,401. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UNG earns $41,900.

Public public vs private
3,220 yearly awards
$3,362 net cost

There are approximately 5,643 students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in total, 1,603 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 11% of students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $3,699. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Georgia Northwestern Technical College is $25,700.

#10

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
Public public vs private
3,170 yearly awards
$2,231 net cost

There are approximately 10,201 students at Chattahoochee Technical College in total, 2,732 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 4% of students at Chattahoochee Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $4,550.

Students who graduate for Chattahoochee Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 after graduation.

#11

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public public vs private
3,140 yearly awards
$8,283 net cost

There are 1,781 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 8,321 students altogether.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,385. This school’s student loan default rate of 10% is close to the national average.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from GTC earns $33,600.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
2,820 yearly awards
$40,694 net cost

The total student population at Savannah College of Art and Design is 13,163, of which 9,013 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at SCAD. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

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 average amount of these loans is $10,411. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $36,400.

Public public vs private
2,810 yearly awards
$5,635 net cost

There are 1,487 full-time undergraduates at Southern Crescent Technical College, and 4,756 students altogether.

5% of Southern Crescent Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $2,442. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Southern Crescent Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 after graduation.

#14

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,730 yearly awards
$15,056 net cost

The total student population at University of West Georgia is 13,520, of which 8,938 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of West Georgia undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,161. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from University of West Georgia is $38,200.

#15

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,650 yearly awards
$5,082 net cost

There are approximately 3,935 students at Savannah Tech in total, 1,421 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 2% of students at Savannah Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $2,150. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$25,300 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Savannah Tech earns.

#16

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Private not-for-profit public vs private
2,600 yearly awards
$21,044 net cost

There are 4,135 full-time undergraduates at Mercer, and 8,653 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Mercer. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly, 63% of students at Mercer take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $8,485. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $48,200.

Private for-profit public vs private
2,590 yearly awards
$23,262 net cost

There are approximately 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.

72% of South University–Savannah Online students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,319. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from South University–Savannah Online is $33,400.

Public public vs private
2,540 yearly awards
$3,607 net cost

The total student population at West Georgia Technical College is 6,682, of which 1,750 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,779. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for West Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 after graduation.

#19

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,500 yearly awards
$13,221 net cost

The total student population at Valdosta State University is 11,341, of which 7,166 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average VSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 68% of students at VSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,120. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$38,700 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from VSU earns.

#20

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,290 yearly awards
$3,082 net cost

There are approximately 4,098 students at Atlanta Area Tech in total, 1,405 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,472. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Atlanta Area Tech earns $22,000.

#21

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,220 yearly awards
$1,033 net cost

There are 1,232 full-time undergraduates at Albany Technical College, and 3,167 students altogether.

62% of Albany Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $2,927. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Albany Technical College is $21,700.

#22

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Clarkston, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,210 yearly awards
$7,452 net cost

The total student population at Georgia Piedmont Technical College is 4,115, of which 1,110 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $7,251. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$26,100 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Georgia Piedmont Technical College earns.

Public public vs private
2,070 yearly awards
$1,715 net cost

There are approximately 3,936 students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in total, 909 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 2% of students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,197. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College earns $22,500.

#24

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia
Public public vs private
2,000 yearly awards
$2,930 net cost

There are 1,053 full-time undergraduates at Lanier Technical College, and 3,681 students altogether.

2% of Lanier Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $3,300.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $26,700.

Public public vs private
1,960 yearly awards
$6,107 net cost

There are 7,073 full-time undergraduates at Georgia State University-Perimeter College, and 18,732 students altogether.

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

Roughly, 31% of students at Georgia State University-Perimeter College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,908. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average.

Students who graduate for Georgia State University-Perimeter College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 after graduation.

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