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65 Colleges
10,531 Yearly Graduations
$35,269 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,812 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Georgia is ranked #12 in the country with 10,531 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Georgia is $8,817 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,244 a year.

An estimated 41% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,453 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,572 Yearly Degrees
$13,594 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,488 undergraduates at South University’s online programs, of which 2,045 are full-time, and there are 6,195 students altogether. For undergraduates at South University’s online programs, the average graduation time is 5.3 years.

79% of South University’s online programs students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,948 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South University’s online programs with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
461 Yearly Degrees
$53,804 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,118 undergraduates at Emory, of which 7,012 are full-time, and there are 14,415 students altogether. For undergraduates at Emory, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 22% of students getting accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

32% of Emory students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,975 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Emory is $57,500.

#3

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
414 Yearly Degrees
$8,832 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,650 students at Augusta University in total, 5,604 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,562 are full-time. For undergraduates at Augusta University, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Augusta University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,765 a year. Augusta University has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Augusta University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$2,759 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,498 students at Coastal Pines Technical College in total, 780 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

1% of Coastal Pines Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,450 a year.

Students who graduate from Coastal Pines Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$3,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,669 students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in total, 882 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

3% of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,449 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
377 Yearly Degrees
$3,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,074 students at West Georgia Technical College in total, 1,739 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,503 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
366 Yearly Degrees
$6,463 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,054 students at GaSou in total, 22,715 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,172 are full-time. It takes the average GaSou undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loans is $6,543 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,700 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
331 Yearly Degrees
$19,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,145 students at Chamberlain - Georgia in total, 300 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Chamberlain - Georgia is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Only 14% of students who apply get accepted.

Chamberlain - Georgia has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Chamberlain - Georgia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $67,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Georgia Technical College is 8,244, which includes 2,083 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

28% of CGTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,507 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CGTC is $20,000.

#9

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,500 full-time undergraduates at Southwest Georgia Technical College, and 4,973 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $1,783 a year.

#11

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
275 Yearly Degrees
$6,241 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbus State University is 7,877, of which 6,501 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,554 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CSU is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at CSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,802 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#12

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$9,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 35,041 students at Georgia State in total, 27,961 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,958 are full-time. It takes the average Georgia State undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Georgia State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,885 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$4,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Middle Georgia State University is 8,066, of which 7,787 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,904 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

51% of Middle Georgia State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,667 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Middle Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Albany State University

Albany, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
233 Yearly Degrees
$5,934 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,778 undergraduates at Albany State, of which 4,109 are full-time, and there are 6,122 students altogether. It takes the average Albany State undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

85% of Albany State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,943 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$3,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Crescent Technical College is 5,246, which includes 1,404 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Southern Crescent Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Crescent Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$6,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,807 students at KSU Georgia in total, 34,499 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 25,745 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at KSU Georgia is 4.9 years.

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

Roughly 48% of students at KSU Georgia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,955 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#17

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$6,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of West Georgia is 13,238, of which 10,411 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,090 are full-time. It takes the average University of West Georgia undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,793 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

#18

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees
$5,229 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,036 undergraduates at UNG, of which 13,103 are full-time, and there are 19,748 students altogether. It takes the average UNG undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

30% of UNG students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,039 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNG with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$3,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,822 full-time undergraduates at Chattahoochee Technical College, and 10,184 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,521 a year.

Students who graduate from Chattahoochee Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
174 Yearly Degrees
$3,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 836 full-time undergraduates at Ogeechee Technical College, and 2,079 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

6% of Ogeechee Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ogeechee Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$25,828 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,865 undergraduates at Mercer, of which 4,260 are full-time, and there are 8,740 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mercer is 4.3 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,696 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#22

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Sandersville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$3,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oconee Fall Line Technical College is 1,859, which includes 410 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

2% of OFTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,695 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees
$9,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,031 students at Georgia College in total, 5,844 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,364 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Georgia College is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

44% of Georgia College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,583 a year. Georgia College has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
159 Yearly Degrees
$3,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,927 students at ABAC Tifton in total, 2,480 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ABAC Tifton is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

42% of ABAC Tifton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,941 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$3,022 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,538 full-time undergraduates at Savannah Tech, and 4,003 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,700 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Savannah Tech is $21,400.

Other Georgia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Valdosta State University 131
27 Clayton State University 130
28 Dalton State College 127
29 Georgia State University-Perimeter College 111
29 Georgia Highlands College 111
31 Southeastern Technical College 109
32 Columbus Technical College 107
33 Lanier Technical College 106
33 Georgia Southwestern State University 106
35 Georgia Northwestern Technical College 98
36 South Georgia Technical College 90
37 North Georgia Technical College 89
38 South University, Savannah 86
38 Albany Technical College 86
40 Gordon State College 85
41 Brenau University 81
42 South Georgia State College 79
43 Piedmont College 78
44 College of Coastal Georgia 77
45 Gwinnett Technical College 76
46 Athens Technical College 75
47 Augusta Technical College 66
47 Woodruff Medical Training and Testing 66
49 Georgia Gwinnett College 61
50 Herzing University - Atlanta 59
51 Woodruff Medical Testing & Training 42
51 New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder 42
53 LaGrange College 39
54 Thomas University 38
55 Georgia Piedmont Technical College 33
56 Shorter University 29
57 Andrew College 27
58 Berry College 26
59 Wesleyan College 22
59 East Georgia State College 22
61 Atlanta Technical College 21
62 Toccoa Falls College 20
62 Truett McConnell University 20
64 New Horizons Medical Institute 17
65 Helms College 12

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