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71 Colleges
9,354 Yearly Graduations
$42,574 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,872 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Georgia ranked #12 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 9,354 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $10,643 per year to get their degree at a college in Georgia, while out of state students will pay an average of $14,748 per year.

An estimated 46% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,718 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
844 Yearly Degrees
$12,080 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 38,652 students at UGA in total, 29,611 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,947 are full-time. For undergraduates at UGA, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at UGA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,986 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UGA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Georgia State University

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

There are 34,316 students at Georgia State in total, 27,231 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,057 are full-time. For undergraduates at Georgia State, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Georgia State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
813 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. 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.

#4

Georgia Southern University

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

The total student population at Georgia Southern University is 26,408, of which 23,130 students 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 student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GaSou is $33,700.

#5

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
726 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.

65% of University of West Georgia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

#6

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
664 Yearly Degrees
$26,692 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,263 undergraduates at Piedmont College, of which 1,153 are full-time, and there are 2,449 students altogether. For undergraduates at Piedmont College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,250 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,000 during the early-career years.

#7

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
646 Yearly Degrees
$6,583 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,700 undergraduates at VSU, of which 6,984 are full-time, and there are 11,211 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at VSU is 4.7 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

68% of VSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,190 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from VSU is $31,500.

#8

Columbus State University

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

There are 6,640 undergraduates at CSU, of which 4,702 are full-time, and there are 8,076 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

61% of CSU students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#9

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
334 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. For undergraduates at Georgia College, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

44% of Georgia College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#10

Mercer University

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

There are 4,797 undergraduates at Mercer, of which 4,259 are full-time, and there are 8,740 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Mercer. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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.

Public Public vs. Private
265 Yearly Degrees
$5,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,907 students at GSW in total, 2,467 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,674 are full-time. For undergraduates at GSW, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,389 a year. GSW has a 7.3% 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 GSW is $29,400.

#12

Augusta University

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

There are 8,458 students at Augusta University in total, 5,463 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,419 are full-time. It takes the average Augusta University undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

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

47% of Augusta University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augusta University is $54,100.

#13

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
233 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. For undergraduates at UNG, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 30% of students at UNG take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#14

Thomas University

Thomasville, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$16,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,310 students at TU in total, 717 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 437 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at TU is 4.2 years.

The acceptance rate at TU is 23%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

93% of TU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,559 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$6,165 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Georgia Military College is 8,812, which includes 4,152 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

50% of Georgia Military College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,493 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia Military College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Albany State University

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

There are 6,001 undergraduates at Albany State, of which 4,190 are full-time, and there are 6,371 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Albany State is 5.1 years.

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%.

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
108 Yearly Degrees
$3,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Crescent Technical College is 4,905, which includes 1,363 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#18

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$4,948 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,508 students at Georgia Gwinnett College in total, 8,203 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Georgia Gwinnett College, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,186 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

#19

Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees
$37,246 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,014 students at Berry in total, 1,936 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,902 are full-time. For undergraduates at Berry, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at Berry take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,603 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 during the early-career years.

#20

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$31,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,754 undergraduates at Brenau, of which 1,090 are full-time, and there are 2,842 students altogether. It takes the average Brenau undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Brenau take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,091 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brenau is $37,600.

#21

Central Georgia Technical College

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

The total student population at Central Georgia Technical College is 8,219, which includes 2,185 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#21

Dalton State College

Dalton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$3,683 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,118 students at DSC in total, 3,190 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at DSC, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,368 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 DSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$3,662 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,083 students at South Georgia Technical College in total, 1,008 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of South Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,290 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Georgia Technical College is $19,600.

#24

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$3,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gwinnett Technical College is 9,124, which includes 1,964 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at GTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,523 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close 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.

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

There are 1,635 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and 5,837 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,387 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Northwestern Technical College is $24,600.

Other Georgia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Albany Technical College 61
27 Clark Atlanta University 59
28 Southern Regional Technical College 57
29 Atlanta Technical College 55
30 Chattahoochee Technical College 51
31 Georgia Piedmont Technical College 45
32 West Georgia Technical College 44
33 Middle Georgia State University 42
34 Augusta Technical College 41
35 LaGrange College 38
35 Reinhardt University 38
37 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College 33
37 Covenant College 33
39 Ogeechee Technical College 29
39 Gordon State College 29
41 Coastal Pines Technical College 28
41 Lanier Technical College 28
43 Fort Valley State University 25
43 Savannah Technical College 25
45 Shorter University 24
46 Athens Technical College 22
47 Emmanuel College Georgia 21
47 Strayer University - Georgia 21
49 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 20
50 North Georgia Technical College 19
51 College of Coastal Georgia 18
51 Spelman College 18
53 Truett McConnell University 16
54 East Georgia State College 14
54 Columbus Technical College 14
56 Clayton State University 13
57 Toccoa Falls College 12
58 Wesleyan College 11
59 Southeastern Technical College 10
59 Point University 10
59 Oconee Fall Line Technical College 10
62 American InterContinental University - Atlanta 9
63 Young Harris College 5
63 Andrew College 5
65 Brewton - Parker College 3
66 Morehouse College 2
67 Emory University 1
67 Savannah State University 1
69 University of Phoenix - Georgia 0
69 Paine College 0
69 Beulah Heights University 0

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