List of colleges and universities in Georgia (U.S. state)
The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Georgia. Many of these schools have multiple campuses. In such cases, only the location of the main campus in Georgia is specified. Most public institutions and traditional private institutions in Georgia are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The flagship university of the state of Georgia is the University of Georgia.
- 1 Academics and reputation
- 2 Academic achievement among Georgia colleges and universities
- 2.1 Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Rhodes Scholars(private & public)
- 2.2 Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Marshall Scholars(private & public)
- 2.3 Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Fulbright Scholars(private & public)
- 2.4 Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Truman Scholars(private & public)
- 3 Public Institutions
- 4 Private colleges and universities
- 5 For-Profit Schools
- 6 HBCUs ranked by academic measures(public & private)
- 7 Closed schools
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Academics and reputation
Public and private schools ranked by academic measures
The institutions below are ranked by average SAT score of first-time freshman for the 2012-2013 academic year. A first-time freshman describes a student entering a 4-year college or university for the first time. First-time freshman account for the majority of the student population at a 4-year college or university. These figures do not include transfer, duel enrolled, post-baccalaureate or non-traditional students.
|Institution||Type||Average SAT(CR+Math) score of entering freshman(2012)||Average GPA of entering freshman(2012)||Average acceptance rate(2012)||6-year graduation rates(2006-2012)||First-time freshman retention rate (2012)|
|Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)||Public||1385e||3.86c||55%||82%||96%|
|University of Georgia (UGA)||Public||1240e||3.76d||56%||83%||94%|
|Georgia College & State University (Georgia College or GCSU)||public||1172||3.42||Not reported||75.46%||85%|
|Agnes Scott College||Private||1160e||3.88||62%||64%||82%|
|Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)f||public||1141||3.28||79%||48.75%||75%|
|University of North Georgia (UNG)||public||1117||3.51||56%||63.08%||78%|
|Georgia Southern University (GA Southern/GSU)||public||1115||3.18||52%||60.51%||77%|
|4-year institution USG average||public(all USG schools are public schools)||1110||3.12||74%|
|Kennesaw State University (KSU)f||public||1089||3.20||57%||51.47%||76%|
|Georgia State University (GSU)||public||1082||3.33||57%||57.77%||83%|
|Armstrong Atlantic State University||public||1016||3.16||70%||40.86%||69%|
|Valdosta State University||public||1015||3.12||59%||52.32%||67%|
|Columbus State University||public||987||3.10||53%||41.35%||67%|
|Georgia Southwestern State University||public||987||3.23||66%||39.85%||63%|
|Augusta State University||public||985||3.03||54%||33.96%||67%|
|University of West Georgia||public||965||3.08||56%||46.40%||70|
|Clayton State University||public||947||3.22||39%||36.96%||66%|
|Albany State University||public||890||2.92||29%||46.01%||65%|
|Clark Atlanta University||private||880||3.0||69%||39%||61%|
|Savannah State University||public||867||2.74||Not reported||38.02%||72%|
|Fort Valley State University||public||844||2.76||41%||33.82%||60%|
|Paine College||private||775||2.64||Not reported||52%|
- ^c The average number of AP/IB/Dual Enrollment courses taken by a 2014 accepted freshman at Georgia Tech was 8.5
- ^d The average number of AP/IB/Dual Enrollment courses taken by a 2042 accepted freshman at University of Georgia was 7
- ^e These two institutions are in the process of being merged.
USG research universities ranked by endowment and research expenditure
Two out of four USG research universities are ranked among the top 25 research universities in the nation. The University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology are consistently ranked in the top percentile of research institutions. Both schools are considered to be Public Ivies, a designation reserved for top public universities in the United States.
|Rank||Institution||Endowment Funds (2013)||Federal research grant award (2008)||Total research expenditure FY 2009||Institution research funds (NSF FY 2009)||Economic impact(2013)||Number of GRA Eminent Scholars(2013)||Number of GRA VentureLab companies(2013)||Number of Centers of Research Excellence(2013)||Graduate student enrollment (2012)|
|1||Georgia Institute of Technology||$1,714,876,000||$281,184,000||$561,631,000||$167,766,000||$2.6 billion||23||10||9||7,030|
|2||University of Georgia||$786,171,000||$102,817,000||$349,730,000||$186,998,000||$2.3 billion||15||4||7||8,260|
|3||Georgia Regents University*||$142,208,000||$39,486,000||$65,473,000||$20,581,000||$1.8 billion||6||1||3||6,245|
|4||Georgia State University||$118,825,000||$26,257,000||$60,557,000||$27,975,000||$1.6 billion||5||0||3||7,427|
- Emory University hosts 14 GRA eminent scholars. Emory is a private school and not a part of the state-supported University System of Georgia. Emory is home to 3 GRA VentureLab companies and a fourth in collaboration with Georgia Tech. Emory is a member of 8 Centers for Research Excellence. Emory usually partners with a USG research university in forming Centers of Research Excellence.
- Georgia Regents University values do not reflect the combined numbers from the 2013 Augusta State University merger.
Academic achievement among Georgia colleges and universities
Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Rhodes Scholars(private & public)
|Rank||Institution||Number of Rhodes Scholars|
|1||University of Georgia||22|
|3||Georgia Institute of Technology||3|
|6||Agnes Scott College||1|
Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Marshall Scholars(private & public)
The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech rank among top 10 public universities receiving Marshall scholars. Since 2001, Georgia Tech students have received 8 Marshall Scholarships and UGA has received 5 ranking 2nd and 6th respectively for most Marshall Scholars among public universities.
|Institution||Number of Marshall Scholars|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||8|
|University of Georgia||5|
|Agnes Scott College||1|
Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Fulbright Scholars(private & public)
In 2012, University of Georgia and Emory University ranked in the top percentile of doctoral/research institutions producing Fulbright Scholars. 38 Fulbright scholars came from Georgian institutions. The Fulbright Program is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.
|Rank||Institution||Number of Fulbright scholars(2012-2013)|
|1||University of Georgia||13|
|4||Agnes Scott College||4|
|5||Georgia Institute of Technology||2|
|7||Georgia College & State University||1|
Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Truman Scholars(private & public)
Since the scholarship was enacted in 1977, 49 Truman Scholars came from a Georgian college or University. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.
|Rank||Institution||Number of Truman Scholars|
|1||University of Georgia||17|
|3||Georgia Institute of Technology||7|
|5||Agnes Scott College||5|
|8||University of West Georgia||1|
The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes 31 public institutions of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. All public schools are partially supported by the state legislature. All students attending public colleges or universities in Georgia are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship providing qualifications are met.
|Campus size as of 2012
(main campus only)
|Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)||Atlanta||1885||Research University||G. P. "Bud" Peterson||21,558||$1,173,600,248||400 acres (1.6 km2)|
|University of Georgia (UGA)||Athens||1785||Research University, Flagship University||Jere W. Morehead||34,518||$1,201,462,537||759 acres (3.07 km2)|
|Georgia Regents University (formerly Georgia Health Sciences University (or Medical College of Georgia) and Augusta State University)||Augusta||1785||Research University||Ricardo Azziz||9,557||$729,111,083||485 acres (1.96 km2)|
|Georgia State University (GSU)||Atlanta||1913||Research University||Mark P. Becker||32,087||$745,754,593||48 acres (0.19 km2)|
|Georgia Southern University (GA Southern)||Statesboro||1906||Regional University||Brooks A. Keel||20,574||$317,928,202||700 acres (2.8 km2)|
|Valdosta State University||Valdosta||1906||Regional University||William J. McKinney||12,515||$200,243,178||168 acres (0.68 km2)|
|Kennesaw State University (KSU) b||Kennesaw||1963||Regional University||Daniel S. Papp||24,604||$334,780,810||384 acres (1.55 km2)|
|University of West Georgia||Carrollton||1906||Regional University||Beheruz Sethna||11,769||$172,798,643||645 acres (2.61 km2)|
|Albany State University||Albany||1903||State University, HBCU||Everette J. Freeman||4,275||$86,981,360||232 acres (0.94 km2)|
|Armstrong Atlantic State University||Savannah||1935||State University||Linda M. Bleicken||7,439||$100,145,087||268 acres (1.08 km2)|
|Clayton State University||Morrow||1969||State University||Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes||7,140||$95,664,212||163 acres (0.66 km2)|
|Columbus State University||Columbus||1958||State University||Timothy S. Mescon||8,239||$114,567,890||132 acres (0.53 km2)|
|Fort Valley State University||Fort Valley||1895||State University, HBCU||Larry Rivers||3,568||$97,501,467||630 acres (2.5 km2)|
|Georgia College & State University (GCSU or Georgia College)||Milledgeville||1889||State University||Steve Dorman||6,444||$118,297,278||602 acres (2.44 km2)|
|Georgia Southwestern State University||Americus||1906||State University||Kendall Blanchard||2,973||$47,154,213||325 acres (1.32 km2)|
|University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State College)||Dahlonega||1873||State University||Bonita Jacobs||6,413||$102,719,045||630 acres (2.5 km2)|
|Savannah State University||Savannah||1890||State University, HBCU||Cheryl D. Dozier (interim)||4,582||$96,739,846||165 acres (0.67 km2)|
|Southern Polytechnic State University b||Marietta||1948||State University||Lisa A. Rossbacher||6,202||$83,193,792||230 acres (0.93 km2)|
|Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College||Tifton||1908||Four-Year State College||David C. Bridges||3,233||$46,362,570||516 acres (2.09 km2)|
|Atlanta Metropolitan College||Atlanta||1974||Four-Year State College a||Gary McGaha||2,871||$32,940,857||79 acres (0.32 km2)|
|College of Coastal Georgia||Brunswick||1961||Four-Year State College||Valerie A. Hepburn||3,156||$40,783,295||193 acres (0.78 km2)|
|Dalton State College||Dalton||1963||Four-Year State College||John O. Schwenn||5,047||$48,620,345||146 acres (0.59 km2)|
|Darton State College||Albany||1963||Four-Year State College a||Paul Jones (interim)||6,396||$56,485,982||186 acres (0.75 km2)|
|East Georgia State College||Swainsboro||1973||Four-Year State College a||Robert G. Boehmer (interim)||2,944||$28,935,327||227 acres (0.92 km2)|
|Georgia Gwinnett College||Lawrenceville||2005||Four-Year State College||Daniel J. Kaufman||9,397||$110,013,508||250 acres (1.0 km2)|
|Georgia Highlands College||Rome||1970||Four-Year State College a||J. Randy Pierce||5,533||$43,422,668||200 acres (0.81 km2)|
|Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)||Decatur||1964||Four-Year State College a||Rob Watts (interim)||23,619||$195,704,235||100 acres (0.40 km2)(Dunwoody campus)|
|Gordon State College||Barnesville||1852||Four-Year State College||Shelley C. Nickel (interim)||4,171||$50,123,832||125 acres (0.51 km2)|
|Middle Georgia State College (formerly Macon State College and Middle Georgia College)||Macon||1884||Four-Year State College||Christopher Blake||8,100||$109,922,257||167 acres (0.68 km2)|
|South Georgia State College (formerly South Georgia College and Waycross College)||Douglas||1906||Four-Year State College a||Virginia M. Carson||3,059||$36,633,333||190 acres (0.77 km2)|
|Bainbridge State College||Bainbridge||1970||Two-Year College||Richard A. Carvajal||2,939||$37,832,604||173 acres (0.70 km2)|
- ^a This institution is in the process of transitioning from two-year college status to four-year college status.
- ^b Southern Polytechnic State University and Kennesaw State University will merge by fall 2015. The consolidated university will retain the name Kennesaw State University.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), formerly known as the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE), is the body which supervises the U.S. state of Georgia's 25 technical colleges.
- Albany Technical College, Albany
- Altamaha Technical College, Jesup
- Athens Technical College, Athens
- Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta
- Augusta Technical College, Augusta
- Central Georgia Technical College, Macon
- Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta
- Columbus Technical College, Columbus
- DeKalb Technical College, Clarkston
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome
- Griffin Technical College, Griffin
- Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville
- Heart of Georgia Technical College, Dublin
- Lanier Technical College, Oakwood
- Lincoln College of Technology, Marietta
- Middle Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins
- Moultrie Technical College, Moultrie
- North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville
- Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro
- Okefenokee Technical College, Waycross
- Sandersville Technical College, Sandersville
- Savannah Technical College, Savannah
- South Georgia Technical College, Americus
- Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia
- Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin
- Southwest Georgia Technical College, Thomasville
- West Georgia Technical College, Waco
- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Valdosta
Private colleges and universities
- Andrew College, Cuthbert - affiliated with United Methodist Church
- Ashworth College, Norcross
- Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta
- Brenau University, Gainesville
- Christian College of Georgia, Atlanta - affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
- Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta - historically black school
- Columbia College, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield
- Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur - affiliated with Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Emory University, Atlanta - research university - affiliated with United Methodist Church
- Herzing University of Atlanta, Atlanta
- John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
- LaGrange College, LaGrange
- Life University, Marietta
- Luther Rice University, Atlanta - Lithonia
- Mercer University, Macon and Atlanta
- Paine College, Augusta - historically black school
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus), Suwanee - pharmacy school
- Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College), East Point, Georgia - affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ
- Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah
- The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College, Atlanta - theological school affiliated with Salvation Army
- Thomas University, Thomasville
- Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa - affiliated with Christian and Missionary Alliance
- Truett-McConnell College, Cleveland - affiliated with Georgia Baptist Convention
Private liberal arts colleges
- Agnes Scott College, Decatur - women's college - affiliated with Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Berry College, Mount Berry - Christian school
- Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon - affiliated with Georgia Baptist Convention
- Covenant College, Lookout Mountain - Christian school - affiliated with Presbyterian Church in America
- Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs - affiliated with International Pentecostal Holiness Church
- Mercer University, Macon
- Morehouse College, Atlanta - Historically black school, all male school
- Oglethorpe University, Atlanta
- Piedmont College, Demorest - affiliated with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches and the United Church of Christ
- Ralston College, Savannah
- Reinhardt University, Waleska - affiliated with United Methodist Church
- Shorter University, Rome - affiliated with Georgia Baptist Convention
- Spelman College, Atlanta - historically black school, women's college
- Wesleyan College, Macon - women's college - affiliated with United Methodist Church
- Young Harris College, Young Harris - affiliated with United Methodist Church
For-profit education (also known as the education services industry or proprietary education) refers to educational institutions operated by private, profit-seeking businesses.
- Argosy University, Sandy Springs
- Beulah Heights University
- Bauder College
- Gwinnett College, Lilburn
- Gwinnett College - Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs
- Interactive College of Technology
- Laurus Technical Institute
- Portfolio Center
- South University, Savannah
- University of Atlanta, Norcross
- University of Phoenix, Atlanta
HBCUs ranked by academic measures(public & private)
There are 7 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in Georgia. Savannah State University, Fort Valley State University and Albany State University are three public HBCUs housed within the University System of Georgia. The other four schools are private schools.
The institutions below are ranked by average SAT score of first-time freshman for the 2012-2013 academic year. A first-time freshman describes a student entering a 4-year college or university for the first time. These figures do not include transfer, duel enrolled, post-baccalaureate or non-traditional students. First-time freshman account for the majority of the student population at a 4-year college or university.
|Institution||Average SAT(CR+Math) score of entering freshman(2012)||Average GPA of entering freshman(2012)||6-year graduation rates(2006-2012)||First-time freshman retention rate (2012)|
|4-year institution USG average||1110||3.12||74%|
|Albany State University||890||2.92||46.01%||65%|
|Clark Atlanta University||880||3.0||39%||61%|
|Savannah State University||867||2.74||38.02%||72%|
|Fort Valley State University||844||2.76||33.82%||60%|
|Paine College||775||2.64||Not reported||52%|
- Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta (closed in 2006)
- Tift College in Forsyth (closed in 1986)
- Martin Institute in Jefferson (burned to the ground in 1942)
- Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville (closed in 2010)
- Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia (closed in 2013)
- Georgia Board of Regents
- University System of Georgia
- Georgia Research Alliance
- Georgia Cancer Coalition
- HOPE Scholarship
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Higher education in the United States
- List of American institutions of higher education
- List of recognized higher education accreditation organizations
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