Undergrad Enrollment: 3K-10K
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranks Clayton State fourth among 188 schools in Georgia for return on investment for students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeVry University offers career-focused programs taught by professors with industry experience. Students can take classes on-site, online, or both. Those attending on-site can attend classes at more than one campus.
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.
Emory is recognized internationally for its liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast’s leading healthcare systems. Emory scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.