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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, GA, 31793

229-391-5001

As one might assume, the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the largest on campus at this historic college, but other degrees—such as business and communications—are popular, and nursing is the largest single major.

Website: http://www.abac.edu

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Albany State University

504 College Drive, Albany, GA, 31705

229-430-4600

Now offering nearly forty undergraduate and master’s programs, Albany State was founded as a Bible and vocational training institute for African Americans. In 1943 it became a four-year teacher training institution under the state university system.

Website: http://www.asurams.edu

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Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, 31419

912-344-2503

Armstrong is located in historic Savannah and offers 100-plus academic programs in four colleges: education, liberal arts, science and technology, and health professions. All classes are taught by faculty members rather than graduate assistants.

Website: http://armstrong.edu/

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College

1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA, 30310

404-756-4000

Originally founded as Atlanta Junior College, AMSC, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is now a four-year liberal arts school, offering bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and certificates. It accommodates a diverse student body, about half of whom attend part time.

Website: http://www.atlm.edu/

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Augusta State University

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA, 30904

800-341-4373

Students gain real-world experience through co-op education, internships, and upper-level courses with community involvement. Augusta State has an engineering transfer program with Georgia Tech’s Savannah campus and cooperative programs with Georgia Health Sciences University.

Website: http://www.aug.edu/

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Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA, 30260

678-466-4000

AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranks Clayton State fourth among 188 schools in Georgia for return on investment for students.

Website: http://clayton.edu/

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College of Coastal Georgia

1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA, 31520

912-279-5700

Located between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, the College of Coastal Georgia is a unit of the University System of Georgia and is supported by a college foundation.

Website: http://ccga.edu/

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Columbus State University

4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA, 31907

706-507-8800

Columbus State University draws students from more than sixty countries with its programs in business, education, art, theater, music, counseling, and nursing. The university’s baccalaureate and graduate programs include an expanding list of online degree options and a doctor of education program.

Website: http://www.columbusstate.edu/

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Dalton State College

650 College Drive, Dalton, GA, 30720

706-272-4436

Spread over 144 acres in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Dalton State recently added four-year degrees in biology, chemistry, English, and history—all of which have the option for teacher certification in secondary education—as well as criminal justice and nursing.

Website: http://www.daltonstate.edu/

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Darton State College

2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA, 31707

229-317-6740

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Darton State offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) as well as an associate of science in nursing (ASN) and associate of science degree (AS) with fifty-four transfer program options, plus forty-one career program and certificate options.

Website: http://www.darton.edu/

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East Georgia State College

131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA, 30401

478-289-2000

East Georgia State College is a liberal arts institution located near Interstate 16, within the triangle that connects Augusta, Savannah, and Macon. EGSC has the lowest tuition of any college in the University System of Georgia and a 32:1 student-faculty ratio.

Website: http://ega.edu/

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Fort Valley State University

1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA, 31030

478-825-6211

Growth at this historic college includes a $3.1 million, 8,000-square-foot biotechnology center for alternative-fuels research and a $13 million student center.

Website: http://www2.fvsu.edu/

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Gainesville State College

P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA, 30503

678-717-3639

Gainesville State College bachelor’s degrees include applied environmental spatial analysis (with tracks in environmental science, environmental studies, and information technology), design and technology for theater, early childhood care and education, and technology management.

Website: http://www.gsc.edu/Pages/default.aspx

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Georgia College & State University

231 West Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA, 31061

478-445-5004

The forty-three-acre campus of this fast-growing state school provides Greek life, an international student body, intramural sports, and more than 100 registered clubs and organizations.

Website: http://www.gcsu.edu/

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Georgia Gwinnett College

1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

678-407-5000

Georgia Gwinnett College is the state’s first public college in more than 100 years to be founded as a four-year institution. Since its opening, enrollment has grown from 118 to nearly 10,000.

Website: http://www.ggc.edu/

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Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway, Rome, GA, 30161

800-332-2406

As a college within the University System of Georgia, GHC offers easy transfer within the USG, one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, free tutoring, small classes, and individual attention from faculty.

Website: http://www.highlands.edu/

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Office of Admissions, Atlanta, GA, 30332

404-894-4154

Georgia Tech, a perennial among U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the top ten public universities, is one of the oldest technical institutes in the U.S.

Website: http://www.gatech.edu/

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Georgia Regents University

1120 Fifteenth Street, Augusta, GA, 30912

706-737-1632

Georgia Regents University, home of the Medical College of Georgia, is one of only four public research institutions in Georgia. The university includes nine colleges with nearly 9,000 students, 1,500 full-time faculty members, and 7,000 staff members.

Website: http://gru.edu/

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