List of colleges and universities in Georgia (U.S. state)

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Georgia. Many of these schools have multiple campuses. In such cases, only the location of the main campus in Georgia is specified. Most public institutions and traditional private institutions in Georgia are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The flagship university of the state of Georgia is the University of Georgia.

The Seal of the U.S. State of Georgia

Academics and reputation[edit]

Park Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus at the University of Georgia
Lake Wells and Ruby at Georgia Southern University.
The University Village at dusk at Kennesaw State University.

Public and private schools ranked by academic measures[edit]

The institutions below are ranked by average SAT score of first-time freshman for the 2012-2013 academic year. A first-time freshman describes a student entering a 4-year college or university for the first time. First-time freshman account for the majority of the student population at a 4-year college or university.[1] These figures do not include transfer, duel enrolled, post-baccalaureate or non-traditional students.

(NOTE: The reported values for public schools are as reported by the USG's annual report, minor variations may exist when comparing to other college search publications such as Collegeboard)

InstitutionTypeAverage SAT(CR+Math) score of entering freshman(2012)[2]Average GPA of entering freshman(2012)[3]Average acceptance rate(2012)[4]6-year graduation rates(2006-2012)[5]First-time freshman retention rate (2012)[4]
Emory University[6]Private1375e3.8827%90%95%
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Public1365e3.76c55%80.75%95%
University of Georgia (UGA)Public1238e3.76d56%83.92%94%
Georgia College & State University (Georgia College or GCSU)public11723.42Not reported75.46%86%
Mercer University[7]Private1170e3.5663%64%82%
Berry College[8]Private11603.5666%61%75%
Agnes Scott CollegePrivate1160e3.8862%64%82%
Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)fpublic11413.2879%48.75%75%
University of North Georgia (UNG)public11173.5156%63.08%78%
Georgia Southern University (GA Southern/GSU)public11153.1852%60.51%77%
Oglethorpe University[9]Private1113e3.483%56%80%
4-year institution USG averagepublic(all USG schools are public schools)11103.1274%
Kennesaw State University (KSU)fpublic10893.2057%51.47%76%
Georgia State University (GSU)public10823.3357%57.77%83%
Morehouse College[10]private10253.2466%55%82%
Spelman College[11]private10203.6338%72%90%
Armstrong Atlantic State Universitypublic10163.1670%40.86%69%
Valdosta State Universitypublic10153.1259%52.32%67%
National average1010[12]58%[13]77.1%[14]
Columbus State Universitypublic9873.1053%41.35%67%
Georgia Southwestern State Universitypublic9873.2366%39.85%63%
Augusta State Universitypublic9853.0354%33.96%67%
University of West Georgiapublic9653.0856%46.40%70%
Clayton State Universitypublic9473.039%36.96%66%
Albany State Universitypublic8902.9229%46.01%65%
Clark Atlanta University[15]private8803.069%39%61%
Savannah State Universitypublic8672.74Not reported38.02%72%
Fort Valley State Universitypublic8442.7641%33.82%60%
Paine College[16]private7752.64Not reported52%

USG research universities ranked by endowment and research expenditure[edit]

Two out of four USG research universities are ranked among the top 25 research universities in the nation.[19] The University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology are consistently ranked in the top percentile of research institutions. Both schools are considered to be Public Ivies, a designation reserved for top public universities in the United States.

RankInstitutionEndowment Funds (2012)[20]Federal research grant award (2008)[21]Total research expenditure FY 2009[22]Institution research funds (NSF FY 2009)[22]Economic impact(2013)[23]Number of GRA Eminent Scholars(2013)[24]Number of GRA VentureLab companies(2013)[25]Number of Centers of Research Excellence(2013)[26]Graduate student enrollment (2012)
1Georgia Institute of Technology$1,608,248,000$281,184,000$561,631,000$167,766,000$2.6 billion231097,030
2University of Georgia$744,305,000$102,817,000$349,730,000$186,998,000$2.3 billion15478,260
National Average$490,946,000
3Georgia Regents University*$117,426,000$39,486,000$65,473,000$20,581,000$1.8 billion6136,245
4Georgia State University$112,455,000$26,257,000$60,557,000$27,975,000$1.6 billion5037,427

Academic achievement among Georgia colleges and universities[edit]

Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Rhodes Scholars(private & public)[edit]

49 Rhodes Scholars came from a Georgia college or University. The most Rhodes Scholars came from the University of Georgia and Emory University.

RankInstitutionNumber of Rhodes Scholars[27]
1University of Georgia22
2Emory University17
3Georgia Institute of Technology3
4Morehouse College3
5Mercer University2
6Agnes Scott College1
7Berry College1

Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Marshall Scholars(private & public)[edit]

The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech rank among top 10 public universities receiving Marshall scholars. Since 2001, Georgia Tech students have received 8 Marshall Scholarships and UGA has received 5 ranking 2nd and 6th respectively for most Marshall Scholars among public universities.[28]

InstitutionNumber of Marshall Scholars[28]
Georgia Institute of Technology8
Emory University6
University of Georgia5
Agnes Scott College1

Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Fulbright Scholars(private & public)[edit]

In 2012, University of Georgia and Emory University ranked in the top percentile of doctoral/research institutions producing Fulbright Scholars.[29] 38 Fulbright scholars came from Georgian institutions. The Fulbright Program is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

RankInstitutionNumber of Fulbright scholars(2012-2013)[29][30][31]
1University of Georgia13
2Emory University11
3Spelman College5
4Agnes Scott College4
5Georgia Institute of Technology2
6Mercer University2
7Georgia College & State University1

Rank of Georgian College and Universities by Truman Scholars(private & public)[edit]

Since the scholarship was enacted in 1977, 49 Truman Scholars came from a Georgian college or University. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.

RankInstitutionNumber of Truman Scholars[32]
1University of Georgia17
2Emory University9
3Georgia Institute of Technology7
4Spelman College7
5Agnes Scott College5
6Mercer University1
7Morehouse College1
8University of West Georgia1

Public Institutions[edit]

University System of Georgia (USG)[edit]

The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes 31 public institutions of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. All public schools are partially supported by the state legislature. All students attending public colleges or universities in Georgia are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship providing qualifications are met.

InstitutionLocationFoundedUSG Designation[33]President[34]Enrollment[35]

(Fall 2012)

Budget[36]

(FY 2013)

Campus size as of 2012

(main campus only)

Total318,027
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Atlanta1885Research UniversityG. P. "Bud" Peterson21,558$1,173,600,248400 acres (1.6 km2)
University of Georgia (UGA)Athens1785Research University, Flagship University[37][38]Jere W. Morehead34,518$1,201,462,537759 acres (3.07 km2)
Georgia Regents University (formerly Georgia Health Sciences University (or Medical College of Georgia) and Augusta State University)Augusta1785Research UniversityRicardo Azziz9,557$729,111,083485 acres (1.96 km2)
Georgia State University (GSU)Atlanta1913Research UniversityMark P. Becker32,087$745,754,59348 acres (0.19 km2)
Georgia Southern University (GA Southern)Statesboro1906Regional UniversityBrooks A. Keel20,574$317,928,202700 acres (2.8 km2)
Valdosta State UniversityValdosta1906Regional UniversityWilliam J. McKinney12,515$200,243,178168 acres (0.68 km2)
Kennesaw State University (KSU) bKennesaw1963Regional UniversityDaniel S. Papp24,604$334,780,810384 acres (1.55 km2)
University of West GeorgiaCarrollton1906Regional UniversityBeheruz Sethna11,769$172,798,643645 acres (2.61 km2)
Albany State UniversityAlbany1903State University, HBCUEverette J. Freeman4,275$86,981,360232 acres (0.94 km2)
Armstrong Atlantic State UniversitySavannah1935State UniversityLinda M. Bleicken7,439$100,145,087268 acres (1.08 km2)
Clayton State UniversityMorrow1969State UniversityThomas J. "Tim" Hynes7,140$95,664,212163 acres (0.66 km2)
Columbus State UniversityColumbus1958State UniversityTimothy S. Mescon8,239$114,567,890132 acres (0.53 km2)
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley1895State University, HBCULarry Rivers3,568$97,501,467630 acres (2.5 km2)
Georgia College & State University (GCSU or Georgia College)Milledgeville1889State UniversitySteve Dorman6,444$118,297,278602 acres (2.44 km2)
Georgia Southwestern State UniversityAmericus1906State UniversityKendall Blanchard2,973$47,154,213325 acres (1.32 km2)
University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State College)Dahlonega1873State UniversityBonita Jacobs6,413$102,719,045630 acres (2.5 km2)
Savannah State UniversitySavannah1890State University, HBCUCheryl D. Dozier (interim)4,582$96,739,846165 acres (0.67 km2)
Southern Polytechnic State University bMarietta1948State UniversityLisa A. Rossbacher6,202$83,193,792230 acres (0.93 km2)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeTifton1908Four-Year State CollegeDavid C. Bridges3,233$46,362,570516 acres (2.09 km2)
Atlanta Metropolitan CollegeAtlanta1974Four-Year State College aGary McGaha2,871$32,940,85779 acres (0.32 km2)
College of Coastal GeorgiaBrunswick1961Four-Year State CollegeValerie A. Hepburn3,156$40,783,295193 acres (0.78 km2)
Dalton State CollegeDalton1963Four-Year State CollegeJohn O. Schwenn5,047$48,620,345146 acres (0.59 km2)
Darton State CollegeAlbany1963Four-Year State College aPaul Jones (interim)6,396$56,485,982186 acres (0.75 km2)
East Georgia State CollegeSwainsboro1973Four-Year State College aRobert G. Boehmer (interim)2,944$28,935,327227 acres (0.92 km2)
Georgia Gwinnett CollegeLawrenceville2005Four-Year State CollegeDaniel J. Kaufman9,397$110,013,508250 acres (1.0 km2)
Georgia Highlands CollegeRome1970Four-Year State College aJ. Randy Pierce5,533$43,422,668200 acres (0.81 km2)
Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)Decatur1964Four-Year State College aRob Watts (interim)23,619$195,704,235100 acres (0.40 km2)(Dunwoody campus)
Gordon State CollegeBarnesville1852Four-Year State CollegeShelley C. Nickel (interim)4,171$50,123,832125 acres (0.51 km2)
Middle Georgia State College (formerly Macon State College and Middle Georgia College)Macon1884Four-Year State CollegeJohn Black (interim)8,884$109,922,257167 acres (0.68 km2)
South Georgia State College (formerly South Georgia College and Waycross College)Douglas1906Four-Year State College aVirginia M. Carson3,059$36,633,333190 acres (0.77 km2)
Bainbridge State CollegeBainbridge1970Two-Year CollegeRichard A. Carvajal2,939$37,832,604173 acres (0.70 km2)

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)[edit]

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), formerly known as the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE), is the body which supervises the U.S. state of Georgia's 25 technical colleges.

Private colleges and universities[edit]

The Emory University Candler Library
Luther Rice Seminary Williams Hall
Buttrick Hall at Agnes Scott College

Military College[edit]

Georgia's second capitol building, 1937. Now part of Georgia Military College.

Private liberal arts colleges[edit]

Mary Hall at Berry College

For-Profit Schools[edit]

For-profit education (also known as the education services industry or proprietary education) refers to educational institutions operated by private, profit-seeking businesses.

HBCUs ranked by academic measures(public & private)[edit]

There are 7 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in Georgia. Savannah State University, Fort Valley State University and Albany State University are three public HBCUs housed within the University System of Georgia. The other four schools are private schools.

The institutions below are ranked by average SAT score of first-time freshman for the 2012-2013 academic year. A first-time freshman describes a student entering a 4-year college or university for the first time. These figures do not include transfer, duel enrolled, post-baccalaureate or non-traditional students. First-time freshman account for the majority of the student population at a 4-year college or university.[1]

InstitutionAverage SAT(CR+Math) score of entering freshman(2012)Average GPA of entering freshman(2012)6-year graduation rates(2006-2012)First-time freshman retention rate (2012)
4-year institution USG average11103.1274%
Morehouse College[10]10253.2455%82%
Spelman College[11]10203.6372%90%
National average1010[12]58%[13]77.1%[14]
Albany State University[42]8902.9246.01%65%
Clark Atlanta University[15]8803.039%61%
Savannah State University[43]8672.7438.02%72%
Fort Valley State University[44]8442.7633.82%60%
Paine College[16]7752.64Not reported52%

Closed schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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