Colleges and Universities in Georgia

Georgia’s colleges and universities represent some of the most prestigious and respected institutions in the world, from a model public research university to one of the nation’s finest polytechnic institutions. From top-ranked regional universities to top-tier small liberal arts colleges and religious colleges, Georgia is using higher education to make itself a national leader for the future.

Public Colleges and Universities in Georgia

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College -Tifton
  • Albany State University – Albany
  • Armstrong State University – Savannah
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College – Atlanta
  • Augusta University – Augusta
  • Bainbridge State College – Bainbridge
  • Clayton State University – Morrow
  • College of Coastal Georgia – Brunswick
  • Columbus State University – Columbus
  • Dalton State College – Dalton
  • East Georgia State College – Swainsboro
  • Fort Valley State University – Fort Valley
  • Georgia College & State University – Milledgeville
  • Georgia Gwinnett College – Lawrenceville
  • Georgia Highlands College – Rome
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta
  • Georgia Southern University – Statesboro
  • Georgia Southwestern State University – Americus
  • Georgia State University – Atlanta
  • Gordon State College – Barnesville
  • Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw
  • Middle Georgia State University – Macon
  • Savannah State University – Savannah
  • South Georgia State College – Douglas
  • University of Georgia – Athens
  • University of North Georgia – Dahlonega
  • University of West Georgia – Carrollton
  • Valdosta State University – Valdosta

Community Colleges in Georgia

  • Albany Technical College – Albany
  • Athens Technical College – Athens
  • Atlanta Technical College – Atlanta
  • Augusta Technical College – Augusta
  • Central Georgia Technical College – Macon
  • Chattahoochee Technical College – Marietta
  • Coastal Pines Technical College – Waycross
  • Columbus Technical College – Columbus
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Rome
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College – Clarkston
  • Gwinnett Technical College – Lawrenceville
  • Lanier Technical College – Oakwood
  • North Georgia Technical College – Clarkesville
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College – Sandersville
  • Ogeechee Technical College – Statesboro
  • Savannah Technical College – Savannah
  • South Georgia Technical College – Americus
  • Southeastern Technical College – Vidalia
  • Southern Crescent Technical College – Griffin
  • Southern Regional Technical College – Thomasville
  • West Georgia Technical College – Waco
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – Valdosta

Private Colleges and Universities in Georgia

  • Agnes Scott College – Decatur
  • Andrew College – Cuthbert
  • Ashworth College – Norcross
  • Berry College – Mount Berry
  • Brenau University – Gainesville
  • Brewton -Parker College – Mount Vernon
  • Christian College of Georgia – Atlanta
  • Clark Atlanta University – Atlanta
  • Columbia Theological Seminary – Decatur
  • Covenant College – Lookout Mountain
  • Emmanuel College – Franklin Springs
  • Emory University – Druid Hills
  • Herzing University of Atlanta – Atlanta
  • Interdenominational Theological Center – Atlanta
  • John Marshall Law School – Atlanta
  • LaGrange College – LaGrange
  • Life University – Marietta
  • Luther Rice University – Atlanta
  • Mercer University – Macon
  • Morehouse College – Atlanta
  • Oglethorpe University – Atlanta
  • Paine College – Augusta
  • Piedmont College – Demorest
  • Point University – West Point
  • Ralston College – Savannah
  • Reinhardt University – Waleska
  • Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah
  • Shorter University – Rome
  • South University – Savannah
  • Spelman College – Atlanta
  • Thomas University – Thomasville
  • Toccoa Falls College – Toccoa
  • Truett McConnell University – Cleveland
  • Wesleyan College – Macon
  • Young Harris College – Young Harris

Georgia On Everyone’s Mind

Founded in 1733, Georgia was the thirteenth colony to be added to the original thirteen, and Georgia became a state on January 2, 1788. Today the state is a melting pot of booming metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, often referred to as the Los Angeles of the south, quaint southern coastal towns like Savannah where food and southern culture still thrive, and rural farming communities from the mountains to the coast. A diverse state overall, historically about 50% of Georgia’s population was African American, that entire population almost completely enslaved before the Civil War. Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta in 1929 and for the state of Georgia, he has become a symbol of the hardships and inequalities people of color faced historically, and are still battling today. Today, about 60% of the state’s population being white, 30% African American, and another 10% Hispanic.

Higher Education Opportunities in Georgia

Colleges and universities have made a strong commitment across the board, both public and private, to serve underserved populations through initiatives like the Institute Diversity program at Georgia Tech which works to engage “a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents” to contribute to the university’s admissions and mission overall. The University System of Georgia has also made efforts in recent years to make attending college for veterans an easier and more accessible process and offer a number of benefits, resources, and information for veterans wishing to attend college. According to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), about 65% of jobs in Georgia require at least a bachelor’s degree, but only about 50% of workers meet the requirement–the major challenges for residents include finding the ability to access higher education, or finding the way to pay for it. For these reasons, in recent years, Georgia universities, both private and public, have started to offer a diverse group of fully online degree programs to serve residents across the state who would otherwise not be able to attend college.


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