Georgia Colleges And Universities

Schools In Georgia – Accredited Only

Georgia, “the peach state” and one of the 13 original American colonies, has a population of just over 10 million people.  The University of Georgia, the largest institution in the state with 35,000 students, was founded in Athens in 1785 by Abraham Baldwin, a Yale educated clergyman and lawyer, after whom another Georgia university is named.  UGA has 7 undergraduate colleges; agricultural and environmental sciences, arts and sciences, business, ecology, education, engineering, environment and design, family and consumer sciences, and forestry and natural resources.  The university’s extensive graduate offerings include 149 master’s degree programs, 115 doctoral degree programs, 149 master’s degree programs, 16 education specialist programs, 36 certificate programs, and a dozen online degree programs.

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Next in size is Georgia State University, in the city of Atlanta, with a student population of close to thirty-three thousand.  The university admits 53% of its undergraduate applicants.  GSU offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate programs, including a degree in law.  Georgia Tech University, also located in Atlanta, is the most selective of the state institutions, with an acceptance rate of 31%.  Tech has a high national profile, partially as a result of a top-ten public university ranking by “U.S. News and World Report” magazine.  The university offers degrees in architecture, computing, engineering, science, business, and liberal arts.

Georgia College & State University, an institution with seven thousand students, is Georgia’s designated public liberal arts college.

Overall, Georgia supports 30 four-year colleges and universities and 23 technical colleges.

There are 8 historically black colleges and universities in Georgia; Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Paine College, Savannah State University, and Spelman College.  Two are single gender institutions; Spelman, which enrolls women only, and Morehouse College, which enrolls men only.

The two best known and largest private universities in Georgia are Emory University and Mercer University.  Emory, which admits just over a quarter of its applicants, is the most selective institution in the state.  Special-focus colleges in Georgia include Art Institute of Atlanta, Columbia Theological Seminary, Life University, John Marshall Law School, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

Traditional Colleges – Georgia

Agnes Scott College

Armstrong Atlantic Univ.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta

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Berry College

Brenau University

Clayton College & State University

Columbus State University

Covenant College

Emmanuel College

Emory University

Georgia College and State University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Military College

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia State University

Kennesaw State University

LaGrange College

Medical College of Georgia

Mercer University

Oglethorpe University

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Piedmont College

Savannah College of Art and Design

Shorter College

Spelman College

State Univ of West Georgia

Thomas University

Toccoa Falls College

University of Georgia

Wesleyan College

Young Harris College

Community Colleges In Georgia

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Albany Technical College

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  • Address – 1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701

Andrew College

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  • Address – 501 College St, Cuthbert, GA 39840

Athens Technical College

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  • Address – 800 US-29, Athens, GA 30601

Atlanta Metropolitan College

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  • Address – 1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Atlanta Technical College

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  • Address – 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Augusta Technical College

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  • Address – 3200 Augusta Tech Dr, Augusta, GA 30906

Bainbridge College

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  • Address – 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819

Central Georgia Technical College

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  • Address – 3300 Macon Tech Dr, Macon, GA 31206

Chattahoochee Technical College

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  • Phone – (770) 528-4545
  • Address – 980 S Cobb Dr, Marietta, GA 30060

Darton College

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  • Address – 2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, GA 31707

East Georgia College

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  • Address – 131 College Cir, Swainsboro, GA 30401

Georgia Highlands College

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  • Address – 3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome, GA 30161

Georgia Military College

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  • Address – 201 E Greene St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

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  • Address – 1 Maurice Culberson Dr SW, Rome, GA 30161

Georgia Perimeter College

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  • Address – 3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur, GA 30034

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

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  • Address – 8100 Bobby Williams Pkwy, Covington, GA 30014

Gwinnett Technical College

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  • Phone – (770) 962-7580
  • Address – 5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Middle Georgia Technical College

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  • Address – 700 Spruce Street, Fort Valley, GA 31030

North Georgia Technical College

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  • Address – 1500 GA-197, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Okefenokee Technical College

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  • Address – 426 W 12th St, Alma, GA 31510

Savannah Technical College

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  • Address – 5717 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA 31405

South Georgia College

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  • Address – 100 W College Park Dr, Douglas, GA 31533

Southeastern Technical College

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  • Address – 3001 E 1st St, Vidalia, GA 30474

Southern Crescent Technical College

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  • Address – 300 Lakemont Dr, McDonough, GA 30253

Southwest Georgia Technical College

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  • Address – 15689 US-19, Thomasville, GA 31792

Waycross College

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  • Address – 2001 S Georgia Pkwy, Waycross, GA 31503

West Georgia Technical College

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  • Address – 176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco, GA 30182

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

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  • Address – 4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602

Career, Vocational, And Trade Schools – GA

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University of Phoenix


Everest Institute

Interactive College of Technology

Strayer University



American Intercontinental University/ Buckhead

American Intercontinental University/ Dunwoody

Argosy University

Art Institute of Atlanta

ASHA School of Massage

Bauder College

Brown Mackie College

Central Michigan University

DeVry University

Herzing University

Keller Graduate School of Management

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

Medix School

SAE Institute

Sanford Brown Institute

Shorter College

Strayer University

University of Phoenix

Westwood College/Midtown


DeVry University


Shorter College


Gwinnett College
University of Phoenix


Georgia Career College



Art Institute of Atlanta- Decatur

DeVry University

Keller Graduate School of Management


Everest Institute


Strayer University


DeVry University

Keller Graduate School of Management

University of Phoenix


Everest Institute

High Tech Institute

Lincoln College of Technology

University of Phoenix


Advanced Career Training

Interactive College of Technology

Javelin Technical Training Center

Strayer University


ASHA School of Massage

Everest Institute

Lincoln College of Technology


Shorter College


Strayer University


South University

University of Phoenix

Online Colleges In Georgia

As a southern state, Georgia tends to attract more students interested in taking degrees online. Although the state had a relatively few number of students choosing this option in 2012 (around 10%, according to the National Center for Education Statistics), that number has likely grown tremendously in the past several years, as it has in many other southern states. Many of Georgia’s geographical neighbors, such as Florida, have well over 10% of their students taking online degree programs. Florida, for example, boasts over 16% of their students enrolled in fully online degree program offerings. Georgia’s postsecondary institutions have taken note of the increasing demand for online learning from prospective students. Most have begun increasing their online offerings, including adding many Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate certificate options. Although online learning has long been the realm of those seeking Master’s degrees, in Georgia, online options are extending into all postsecondary degree options.

Of the 93 accredited institutions offering online degree programs of some kind in Georgia, the best can be found within several of Georgia’s public state universities. Middle Georgia State College, University of West Georgia, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Southern University and Albany State University offer some of the best online degree programs for prospective students, for relatively low costs. Middle Georgia State College, for example, has a low in-state tuition rate of less than $3,500 a year. Out of state students will pay less than the national average as well, at under $10,000 a year. Many valuable programs are also located in some of the state’s top colleges, such as Toccoa Falls College and the University of Georgia.

The U.S. News and World Report ranks many of the state’s colleges that offer online degrees very well. Toccoa Falls College sits well at #111 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. This Christian-centered institution offers two Associate’s degrees (Business Administration and General Studies), and eight Bachelor’s degrees (Biblical Studies, Counseling Psychology, General Studies, Ministry Leadership, Nonprofit Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, Sport Management and Youth Ministries. Two certificate programs are also available in Biblical Studies and Cross Cultural Studies.

At #90 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and #28 for Best Online Graduate Programs, prospective students will find that the University of Georgia offers a wide range of options. As the state’s flagship public institution, it also comes with excellent name recognition post-graduation. For those seeking undergraduate degrees, the school has two choices: a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. There are a wider variety of options for prospective graduate students, however, with degrees available in Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing, Avian Health and Medicine, Adult Education, Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development), Educational Psychology (Gifted and Creative Education) and Financial Planning, among many others. There are also several graduate certificates available for prospective students, including a certificate in BioPharma Regulatory Affairs English to Speakers of Other Languages.