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2021 Best Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in Georgia

33 Schools Ranked
$14,776 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$26,384 Avg Student Debt

Today's nursing students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Also, there are a number of trade schools and bootcamp with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Nursing Degree Search has created its Best Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. This report analyzed 33 schools in Georgia to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for nursing students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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331 Total Awards
$19,780 Average Tuition & Fees
$26,148 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found Chamberlain University - Georgia to be the best school for nursing students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Georgia. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the small private for-profit school awarded 331 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $19,780 to cover tuition and fees at Chamberlain - Georgia. The school does not offer an in-state discount. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $26,148 in student loans.

Online courses are available at Chamberlain - Georgia, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 52% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#2

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
2,598 Total Awards
$53,804 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,354 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 33 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Emory University landed the # 2 spot on the list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and it awarded 2,598 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $53,804 to cover tuition and fees at Emory. The school does not offer an in-state discount. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Emory accumulate an average of $19,354 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Emory does offer online classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 2% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#3

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
1,061 Total Awards
$8,832 Average Tuition & Fees
$24,179 Avg Student Debt

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Augusta University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best nursing schools in Georgia. Augusta, Georgia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,061 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Augusta University is $8,832. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $24,210. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $24,179 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Augusta University does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 32% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#4

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
1,205 Total Awards
$25,828 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,490 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mercer University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list. Mercer is located in Macon, Georgia and has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,205 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $25,828 to cover tuition and fees at Mercer. The school does not offer an in-state discount. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $25,490 in student loans.

Online courses are available at Mercer, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 23% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
4,502 Total Awards
$6,463 Average Tuition & Fees
$24,946 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Georgia Southern University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list. Located in Statesboro, Georgia, the large public school handed out 4,502 bachelor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $6,463 in tuition and fees if they attend GaSou full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $17,517. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $24,946 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that GaSou does offer online classes in some areas. In 2017-2018 about 32% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#6

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
1,896 Total Awards
$6,395 Average Tuition & Fees
$26,418 Avg Student Debt

University of West Georgia came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. University of West Georgia is a fairly large public school situated in Carrollton, Georgia. It awarded 1,896 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at University of West Georgia is $6,395. Out-of-state students pay an average of $17,450. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $26,418 in student loans.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at University of West Georgia. During the 2017-2018 year, about 52% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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431 Total Awards
$5,500 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,429 Avg Student Debt

Georgia Southwestern State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list. Located in Americus, Georgia, the small public school awarded 431 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Georgia pay an average of $5,500 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend GSW. Out-of-state students pay an average of $16,222. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from GSW accumulate an average of $23,429 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at GSW. During the 2017-2018 year, about 54% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#8

Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia
938 Total Awards
$5,538 Average Tuition & Fees
$29,842 Avg Student Debt

Clayton State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in Morrow, Georgia, the medium-sized public school awarded 938 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Clayton State University is $5,538. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $16,260. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Clayton State University accumulate an average of $29,842 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Clayton State University does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 54% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#9

Albany State University

Albany, Georgia
449 Total Awards
$5,934 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,103 Avg Student Debt

Albany State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. Albany State is located in Albany, Georgia and has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 449 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

Students from Georgia who attend Albany State full time pay an average of $5,934 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $16,656. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $37,103 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Albany State. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 49% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#10

LaGrange College

Lagrange, Georgia
172 Total Awards
$31,540 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,363 Avg Student Debt

LaGrange College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. LaGrange is located in Lagrange, Georgia and has a very small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 172 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

If you want to attend LaGrange, expect to pay an average of $31,540 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from LaGrange accumulate an average of $25,363 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at LaGrange. In fact, around 40% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#11

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
1,964 Total Awards
$5,229 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,460 Avg Student Debt

University of North Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Dahlonega, Georgia is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,964 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at UNG is $5,229. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $15,182. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from UNG accumulate an average of $21,460 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online courses are available at UNG, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2017-2018 about 25% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#12

Thomas University

Thomasville, Georgia
178 Total Awards
$16,940 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,243 Avg Student Debt

Thomas University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list. Located in Thomasville, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 178 bachelor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at TU is $16,940. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $25,243 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, TU is an excellent choice, since the school is online.

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776 Total Awards
$4,042 Average Tuition & Fees
$26,111 Avg Student Debt

Middle Georgia State University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. Middle Georgia State University is a public institution located in Macon, Georgia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 776 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Middle Georgia State University is $4,042. Out-of-state students pay an average of $11,389. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $26,111 in student loans.

Middle Georgia State University does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 52% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
1,050 Total Awards
$6,241 Average Tuition & Fees
$28,258 Avg Student Debt

Columbus State University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Columbus State University is a medium-sized public school located in Columbus, Georgia that handed out 1,050 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Georgia pay an average of $6,241 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend CSU. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $17,295. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $28,258 in student loans.

Online courses are available at CSU, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 41% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#15

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia
1,304 Total Awards
$9,530 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,904 Avg Student Debt

Georgia College & State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in Milledgeville, Georgia, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,304 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $9,530 in tuition and fees if they attend Georgia College full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $28,710. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Georgia College accumulate an average of $21,904 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Georgia College does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2017-2018 year, about 14% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#16

Shorter University

Rome, Georgia
293 Total Awards
$22,370 Average Tuition & Fees
$27,158 Avg Student Debt

Shorter University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Shorter University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Rome, Georgia that handed out 293 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at Shorter is $22,370. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $27,158 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Shorter. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 33% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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583 Total Awards
$13,594 Average Tuition & Fees
$38,492 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #17, South University - Savannah Online did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their bachelor’s degree. South University - Savannah Online is a medium-sized private for-profit school situated in Savannah, Georgia. It awarded 583 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $13,594 to cover tuition and fees at South University - Savannah Online. The school does not offer an in-state discount. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $38,492 in student loans.

Since South University - Savannah Online is primarily an online school, it is an excellent choice for undergraduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#18

Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia
539 Total Awards
$37,246 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,293 Avg Student Debt

Berry College landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Berry is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mount Berry, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 539 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at Berry is $37,246. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Berry accumulate an average of $21,293 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#19

Gordon State College

Barnesville, Georgia
223 Total Awards
$3,789 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,986 Avg Student Debt

Gordon State College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. Gordon is a public institution located in Barnesville, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 223 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $3,789 in tuition and fees if they attend Gordon full time. Out-of-state students pay an average of $10,695. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $23,986 in student loans.

One thing to take note of is that Gordon does offer online classes in some areas. In 2017-2018 about 30% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#20

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
272 Total Awards
$26,692 Average Tuition & Fees
$27,169 Avg Student Debt

Piedmont College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list. Piedmont College is located in Demorest, Georgia and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 272 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

Piedmont College does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $26,692. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $27,169 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Piedmont College does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2017-2018 year, about 16% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#21

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
5,351 Total Awards
$6,456 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,946 Avg Student Debt

Kennesaw State University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list. Kennesaw, Georgia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,351 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at KSU Georgia is $6,456. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $17,710. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from KSU Georgia accumulate an average of $25,946 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at KSU Georgia. In fact, around 40% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#22

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia
261 Total Awards
$31,084 Average Tuition & Fees
$30,349 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #22, Brenau University did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Brenau is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gainesville, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 261 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at Brenau is $31,084. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $30,349 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Brenau does offer online classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 66% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#23

College of Coastal Georgia

Brunswick, Georgia
280 Total Awards
$3,933 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,899 Avg Student Debt

College of Coastal Georgia landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Brunswick, Georgia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 280 students in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $3,933 in tuition and fees if they attend CCGA full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $10,839. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $21,899 in loans while pursuing their degree.

CCGA does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 46% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
5,196 Total Awards
$9,286 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,533 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #24, Georgia State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Georgia State University is a large public school located in Atlanta, Georgia that handed out 5,196 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Georgia State is $9,286. Out-of-state students pay an average of $24,517. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $25,533 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Georgia State. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 31% took at least some of their classes online.

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#25

Georgia Highlands College

Rome, Georgia
74 Total Awards
$3,344 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,176 Avg Student Debt

Georgia Highlands College landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree nursing programs. GHC is located in Rome, Georgia and has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 74 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at GHC is $3,344. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $9,696. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,176 in student loans.

GHC does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In fact, around 41% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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