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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 6,904 students at South University’s online programs in total, 3,568 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,433 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South University’s online programs is $26,900.

#2

Emory University

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

There are 14,458 students at Emory in total, 7,086 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,985 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Emory is 4.1 years.

Only 22% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Emory take out loans to pay for college. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,500 during the early-career years.

#3

Augusta University

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

There are 5,463 undergraduates at Augusta University, of which 4,419 are full-time, and there are 8,458 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Coastal Pines Technical College is 3,467, which includes 703 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coastal Pines Technical College is $20,700.

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

The total student population at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 4,773, which includes 946 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 1,803 full-time undergraduates at West Georgia Technical College, and 7,184 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

15% of West Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Georgia Southern University

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

There are 26,408 students at GaSou in total, 23,130 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,502 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GaSou is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 274 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Georgia, and 1,068 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chamberlain - Georgia is $67,100.

#9

Central Georgia Technical College

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

There are 8,219 students at CGTC in total, 2,185 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at CGTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 4,637 students at Southwest Georgia Technical College in total, 1,401 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 8,076 students at CSU in total, 6,640 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,702 are full-time. It takes the average CSU undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,802 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSU is $28,600.

#12

Georgia State University

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

There are 27,231 undergraduates at Georgia State, of which 21,057 are full-time, and there are 34,316 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

52% of Georgia State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,885 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia State is $35,200.

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

There are 7,802 students at Middle Georgia State University in total, 7,584 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,788 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middle Georgia State University is $26,300.

#14

Albany State University

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

There are 6,371 students at Albany State in total, 6,001 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,190 are full-time. It takes the average Albany State undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Albany State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 4,905 students at Southern Crescent Technical College in total, 1,363 are 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 35,420 students at KSU Georgia in total, 32,274 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 24,150 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at KSU Georgia is 4.9 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,955 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#17

University of West Georgia

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

There are 11,135 undergraduates at University of West Georgia, of which 8,728 are full-time, and there are 13,733 students altogether. It takes the average University of West Georgia undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of West Georgia is $31,600.

#18

University of North Georgia

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

There are 19,722 students at UNG in total, 19,041 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,243 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,039 a year. UNG has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNG is $35,400.

#19

Chattahoochee Technical College

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

The total student population at Chattahoochee Technical College is 10,483, which includes 2,832 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Chattahoochee Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,521 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Ogeechee Technical College

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

There are 783 full-time undergraduates at Ogeechee Technical College, and 2,014 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

The total student population at Mercer University is 8,740, of which 4,797 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,259 are full-time. 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.

68% of Mercer students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mercer is $36,800.

#22

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

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

There are 318 full-time undergraduates at OFTC, and 1,428 students altogether. 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

The total student population at Georgia College & State University is 6,989, of which 5,958 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,410 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Georgia College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 2,660 full-time undergraduates at ABAC Tifton, and 4,291 students altogether. For undergraduates at ABAC Tifton, the average graduation time 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.

Roughly 42% of students at ABAC Tifton take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ABAC Tifton is $26,300.

#25

Savannah Technical College

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

The total student population at Savannah Technical College is 3,817, which includes 1,440 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Savannah Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,700 a year. Savannah Tech has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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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