10 Most Popular Colleges in Georgia

A list of the largest colleges in the Peach State.

Fifteen Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Georgia including Home Depot, UPS and Coca Cola.

By Christopher Geno

If you live in Georgia, or are thinking about attending college there, check out tuition rates, top programs, and other must-know information for the most popular colleges in Georgia.

10. Savannah College of Art and Design - Online School

Type of College: Private

Enrollment: 10,461

Cost: $31,905

Best Programs: Visual and Performing Arts and Communication Technologies

Fun Fact: Savannah College of Art and Design hosts a film festival every year with an average attendance of over 40,000.

9. University of West Georgia

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 11,646

Cost: In-state: $2,298, Out-of-state: $8,286

Best Programs: Business and Marketing, Education, Health Professions, and Social Sciences

Fun Fact: The University of West Georgia's psychology program is one of only two public programs in the country with a humanistic and transpersonal approach.

8. Valdosta State University

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 13,089

Cost: In-state: $223 per credit, Out-of-state: $804 per credit

Best Programs: Business and Marketing, Education, Health Professions, and English

Fun Fact: Nancy Grace, the CNN media personality attended Valdosta State University.

7. Emory University

Type of College: Private

Enrollment: 13,893

Cost: $40,600

Best Programs: Social Sciences, Business/Marketing, and Biology

Fun Fact: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was a faculty member at Emory University.

6. Georgia Institute of Technology

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 20,487

Cost: In-state: $3,859, Out-of-state: $13,511

Best Programs: Engineering, Business and Marketing, and Computer and Information Sciences

Fun Fact: The Princeton Review and The Daily Beast frequently put Georgia Institute of Technology on their list of most stressful schools.

5. Georgia Southern University

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 20,574

Cost: In-state: $162 per credit, Out-of-state: $571 per credit

Best Programs: Business and Marketing, Education, and Engineering Technologies

Fun Fact: Georgia Southern University's football team has won six NCAA Division I-AA football championships.

4. Kennesaw State University

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 23,103

Cost: In-state: $162 per credit, Out-of-state: $571 per credit

Best Programs: Business and Marketing, Education, and Communications/Journalism

Fun Fact: Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, taught at Kennesaw State University as a visiting History professor.

3. Georgia Perimeter College

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 26,996

Cost: In-state: $84 per credit, Out-of-state: $319 per credit

Best Programs: Business and Marketing, Health Professions, Education, and Psychology

Fun Fact: Georgia Perimeter College publishes a nationally recognized literary journal called The Chattahoochee Review.

2. Georgia State University

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 27,134

Cost: In-state: $251 per credit, Out-of-state: $858 per credit

Best Programs: Business and Marketing, Social Sciences, Education, and Psychology

Fun Fact: Georgia State University hosts one of the most powerful stellar interferometers, a set of telescopes to produce high-resolution images of astronomical objects, in the world.

1. University of Georgia

Type of College: Public

Enrollment: 33,367

Cost: In-state: $9,842, Out-of-state: $28,052

Best Programs: Landscape Architecture, Communications and Journalism, Social Sciences, and Biology

Fun Fact: U.S. News and World Report named University of Georgia a “Public Ivy” for its rigorous academics.

Quick Facts:

  • Trying to find a job with that degree? The three currently fastest growing jobs in Georgia are Biomedical Engineers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Home Health Aides
  • Fifteen Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Georgia including Home Depot, UPS and Coca Cola.
  • Georgia has one of the strongest military presences in the country with many bases for Naval, Air Force and Army forces.


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