List of colleges and universities in Georgia (U.S. state)

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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.

The Seal of the U.S. State of Georgia
Map of the Primary Campuses for Member Institutions of the University System of Georgia
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Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
Augusta
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GAST
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GASO
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KSU
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West Georgia
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North Georgia
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Abraham Baldwin
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Coastal Georgia
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Georgia Gwinnett
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Georgia Highlands
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University System of Georgia Locations

Public institutions[edit]

University System of Georgia (USG)[edit]

The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes 28 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.

Institution Primary Campus Location USG Designation[1] Campus size as of 2012

(main campus only)

List of Georgia Satellite Campuses as of 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Atlanta Research University 400 acres (1.6 km2) Savannah
University of Georgia (UGA) Athens Research University, Flagship University[2][3] 759 acres (3.07 km2) Griffin, Tifton, Atlanta, Lawrenceville
Augusta University (formerly Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia) Augusta Research University 485 acres (1.96 km2) Albany, Rome, Savannah
Georgia State University (GSU) Atlanta Research University 48 acres (0.19 km2) Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton County
Georgia Southern University (GSU) Statesboro Comprehensive University[4] 920 acres (3.7 km2) Savannah
Kennesaw State University (KSU) Kennesaw Comprehensive University 384 acres (1.55 km2) Marietta
University of West Georgia Carrollton Comprehensive University 645 acres (2.61 km2) Newnan
Valdosta State University Valdosta Comprehensive University 168 acres (0.68 km2)
Albany State University Albany State University, HBCU 232 acres (0.94 km2)
Armstrong State University Savannah State University 268 acres (1.08 km2) Hinesville
Clayton State University Morrow State University 163 acres (0.66 km2) Peachtree City
Columbus State University Columbus State University 132 acres (0.53 km2)
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley State University, HBCU 630 acres (2.5 km2)
Georgia College & State University (GCSU or Georgia College) Milledgeville State University 602 acres (2.44 km2)
Georgia Southwestern State University Americus State University 325 acres (1.32 km2)
Middle Georgia State University (formerly Macon State College and Middle Georgia College) Macon State University 167 acres (0.68 km2) Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, Warner Robins
Savannah State University Savannah State University, HBCU 165 acres (0.67 km2)
University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State College) Dahlonega State University 630 acres (2.5 km2) Gainesville, Watkinsville
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton Four-Year State College 516 acres (2.09 km2)
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Atlanta Four-Year State College 79 acres (0.32 km2)
Bainbridge State College Bainbridge Four-Year State College 173 acres (0.70 km2)
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick Four-Year State College 193 acres (0.78 km2)
Dalton State College Dalton Four-Year State College 146 acres (0.59 km2)
East Georgia State College Swainsboro Four-Year State College 227 acres (0.92 km2)
Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville Four-Year State College 250 acres (1.0 km2)
Georgia Highlands College Rome Four-Year State College 200 acres (0.81 km2)
Gordon State College Barnesville Four-Year State College 125 acres (0.51 km2)
South Georgia State College (formerly South Georgia College and Waycross College) Douglas Four-Year State College 190 acres (0.77 km2) Waycross

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)[edit]

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 22 technical colleges.

Independent public institutions[edit]

Any institutes listed here are operated by the state of Georgia but do not fall under the governance of the University System of Georgia or the Technical College System of Georgia.

Georgia's second capitol building, 1937. Now part of Georgia Military College.

Private colleges and universities[edit]

Large and medium-size private colleges and universities[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment
(Fall 2015) [5]
Affilitation Non-Profit Status Carnegie basic
Classification[5]
Carnegie size
Classification
Emory University Druid Hills 1836 14,769 United Methodist Church Yes Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity Large
Mercer University Macon 1833 8,552 None Yes Doctoral University: Moderate Research Activity Medium
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah 1978 11,973 None Yes Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Medium
South University Savannah 1899 11,522 None No Master's University: Larger Program Large

Small non-profit private colleges and universities[edit]

Atlanta University Center[edit]

The Atlanta University Center is a consortium of historically black private colleges located on neighboring campuses near downtown Atlanta. Though each school is administered independently, students are offered a unified learning experience through cross-registration of courses. Current members are listed below.[6]

Liberal arts[edit]

Mary Hall at Berry College

Others[edit]

Luther Rice Seminary Williams Hall
Buttrick Hall at Agnes Scott College

Small for-profit schools[edit]

For-profit institutions are those that are operated by private, profit-seeking businesses.

Academics and reputation[edit]

Park Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus at the University of Georgia
Lake Wells and Ruby at Georgia Southern University.
The University Village at dusk at Kennesaw State University.

Public and private schools ranked by academic measures[edit]

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.[7] These figures do not include transfer, dual enrolled, post-baccalaureate or non-traditional students.

(NOTE: The reported values for public schools are as reported by the USG's annual report, minor variations may exist when comparing to other college search publications such as Collegeboard)

Institution Type Average SAT(CR+Math) score of entering freshman(2012)[8] Average GPA of entering freshman(2012)[9] 6-year graduation rates(2006-2012)[10] First-time freshman retention rate (2012)[11]
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Public 1385e 3.86c 82% 96%
Emory University[12] Private 1365e 3.88 90% 94%
University of Georgia (UGA) Public 1240e 3.76d 83% 94%
Georgia College & State University (Georgia College or GCSU) Public 1172 3.42 75.46% 85%
Mercer University[13] Private 1170e 3.56 64% 82%
Berry College[14] Private 1160 3.56 61% 75%
Agnes Scott College Private 1160e 3.88 64% 82%
University of North Georgia (UNG) Public 1117 3.51 63.08% 78%
Georgia Southern University (GA Southern/GSU) Public 1115 3.18 60.51% 77%
Oglethorpe University[15] Private 1113e 3.4 56% 80%
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 51.47% 76%
Georgia State University (GSU) Public 1082 3.33 57.77% 83%
Morehouse College[16] Private 1025 3.24 55% 82%
Spelman College[17] Private 1020 3.63 72% 90%
Armstrong State University Public 1016 3.16 40.86% 69%
Valdosta State University Public 1015 3.12 52.32% 67%
National average 1010[18] 58%[19] 77.1%[20]
Columbus State University Public 987 3.10 41.35% 67%
Georgia Southwestern State University Public 987 3.23 39.85% 63%
University of West Georgia Public 965 3.08 46.40% 70
Clayton State University Public 947 3.22 36.96% 66%
Albany State University Public 890 2.92 46.01% 65%
Clark Atlanta University[21] Private 880 3.0 39% 61%
Savannah State University Public 867 2.74 38.02% 72%
Fort Valley State University Public 844 2.76 33.82% 60%
Paine College[22] 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[23]
  • ^d The average number of AP/IB/Dual Enrollment courses taken by a 2042 accepted freshman at University of Georgia was 7[24]
  • ^e SAT Subject tests are considered at this institution.
  • ^f Statistics do not include students that enrolled at Southern Polytechnic State University prior to those institutions' merger.

USG research universities ranked by endowment and research expenditure[edit]

Two out of four USG research universities are ranked among the top 25 research universities in the nation.[25] 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)[26] Federal research grant award (2008)[27] Total research expenditure FY 2009[28] Institution research funds (NSF FY 2009)[28] Economic impact(2013)[29] Number of GRA Eminent Scholars(2013)[30] Number of GRA VentureLab companies(2013)[31] Number of Centers of Research Excellence(2013)[32] 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 $1,004,171,000 $102,817,000 $349,730,000 $186,998,000 $2.3 billion 15 4 7 8,260
National Average $490,946,000
3 Georgia Augusta 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.
  • Augusta University values do not reflect the combined numbers from the 2013 Augusta State University merger.

Academic achievement among Georgia colleges and universities[edit]

Rank by Rhodes Scholars[edit]

52 Rhodes Scholars came from a Georgia college or University. The most Rhodes Scholars came from the University of Georgia and Emory University.

Rank Institution Number of Rhodes Scholars[33]
1 University of Georgia 23
2 Emory University 17
3 Georgia Institute of Technology 5
4 Morehouse College 3
5 Mercer University 2
6 Agnes Scott College 1
7 Berry College 1

Rank by Marshall Scholars[edit]

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.[34]

Institution Number of Marshall Scholars[34]
Georgia Institute of Technology 8
Emory University 6
University of Georgia 5
Agnes Scott College 1

Rank by Fulbright Scholars[edit]

In 2012, University of Georgia and Emory University ranked in the top percentile of doctoral/research institutions producing Fulbright Scholars.[35] 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)[35][36][37]
1 University of Georgia 13
2 Emory University 11
3 Spelman College 5
4 Agnes Scott College 4
5 Georgia Institute of Technology 2
6 Mercer University 2
7 Georgia College & State University 1

Rank by Truman Scholars[edit]

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[38]
1 University of Georgia 17
2 Emory University 9
3 Georgia Institute of Technology 7
4 Spelman College 7
5 Agnes Scott College 5
6 Mercer University 1
7 Morehouse College 1
8 University of West Georgia 1

Historically Black Colleges and Universities ranked by academic measures[edit]

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.[7]

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%
Morehouse College[16] 1025 3.24 55% 82%
Spelman College[17] 1020 3.63 72% 90%
National average 1010[18] 58%[19] 77.1%[20]
Albany State University[39] 890 2.92 46.01% 65%
Clark Atlanta University[21] 880 3.0 39% 61%
Savannah State University[40] 867 2.74 38.02% 72%
Fort Valley State University[41] 844 2.76 33.82% 60%
Paine College[22] 775 2.64 Not reported 52%

Athletic affiliations of 4-year institutions[edit]

Institution Type Mascot Athletic Affiliation Conference
Georgia Tech Public Yellow Jackets NCAA Division I (FBS) Atlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Public Bulldogs NCAA Division I (FBS) Southeastern Conference
Georgia Southern Public Eagles NCAA Division I (FBS) Sun Belt Conference
Georgia State Public Panthers NCAA Division I (FBS) Sun Belt Conference
Kennesaw State Public Owls NCAA Division I (FCS) Atlantic Sun Conference
Savannah State Public Tigers NCAA Division I (FCS) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mercer Private Bears NCAA Division I (FCS) Southern Conference
Valdosta State Public Blazers NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference
West Georgia Public Wolves NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference
Shorter Private Hawks NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference
Armstrong State Public Pirates NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
Augusta Public Jaguars NCAA Division II h Peach Belt Conference
Clayton State Public Lakers NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
Columbus State Public Cougars NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
Georgia College Public Bobcats NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
Georgia Southwestern Public Hurricanes NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
North Georgia Public Nighthawks NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
Young Harris Private Mountain Lions NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference
Albany State Public Golden Rams NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Fort Valley Public Wildcats NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Clark Atlanta Private Panthers NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Morehouse Private (Male) Maroon Tigers NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Paine Private Lions NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Emmanuel Private Lions NCAA Division II

NCCAA (Division I)

Conference Carolinas
Coastal Georgia Public Mariners NAIA (Division I) Southern States Athletic Conference
Dalton State Public Roadrunners NAIA (Division I) Southern States Athletic Conference
Middle Georgia Public Knights NAIA (Division I) Southern States Athletic Conference
Brewton-Parker Private Barons NAIA (Division I) Southern States Athletic Conference
Brenau Private Golden Tigers NAIA (Division I) Southern States Athletic Conference
Life University Private Roadrunners NAIA (Division I) Mid-South Conference
Georgia Gwinnett Public Grizzlies NAIA (Division I) Independent
Thomas Private Night Hawks NAIA (Division I) The Sun Conference
SCAD Savannah Private Bees NAIA The Sun Conference
Reinhardt Private Eagles NAIA (Division II) Appalachian Athletic Conference
Point Private Skyhawks NAIA (Division II)

NCCAA (Division I)

Appalachian Athletic Conference
Truett McConnell Private Bears NAIA (Division II) Appalachian Athletic Conference
SCAD Atlanta Private Bees NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference
Berry Private Vikings NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association
Oglethorpe Private Stormy Petrels NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association
Agnes Scott Private (Female) Scotties NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference
Covenant Private Scots NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference
LaGrange Private Panthers NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference
Piedmont Private Lions NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference
Wesleyan Private (Female) Pioneers NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference
Emory Private Eagles NCAA Division III University Athletic Association
Abraham Baldwin Public Stallions NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
Atlanta Metropolitan Public Trailblazers NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
East Georgia Public Bobcats NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
Georgia Highlands Public Chargers NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
Gordon State Public Highlanders NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
South Georgia State Public Hawks NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
Andrew Private Fighting Tigers NJCAA (Division I) Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association
Toccoa Falls Private Screaming Eagles NCCAA (Division II) None
  • ^h Augusta University's men's and women's golf teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.

Closed schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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