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Georgia Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Georgia

The last of the original 13 North American colonies, Georgia also has a place in U.S. education history: Athens, in the northeast part of the state, is the location of the first university chartered and supported through state funds. However, Georgia colleges and universities offer options for a diverse and in-depth education throughout the Peach State. Georgia is home to the public research institute of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, located in Savannah (close to the shore), as well as many public research universities, regional and state universities, and state colleges; but that does not take into account the number of private schools located within the state through which students can also pursue the education they need. Just think of those Clemson Tigers! When that break comes from class--and it always does--students can head out to discover fishing, explore butterfly gardens, participate in a working cattle ranch farm owned by the founder of Chick-fil-a or even head to Stone Mountain Park, home to the state's largest campground, two championship golf courses, hiking trails, historical and natural sights, and more.

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Possible career paths after Georgia colleges

With cities like Savannah, which as "The Hostess City of the South" boasts southern charm, and Atlanta, which was in the international spotlight for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games, plus getaways such as Warm Springs and the Sea Islands, Georgia has a robust tourism industry. In fact, trade and services are the main employment industries in the state, followed by manufacturing (particularly textiles) and agriculture.

Some of the fastest growing jobs in the state require at least a bachelor's degree. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics )bls.gov, 2012), jobsfor elementary schools teachers are predicted to increase 17 percent nationwide between 2010 and 2020, and the emergence of newer online elementary schools can only add to the demand. Opportunities for postsecondary educators are also predicted to experience a growth of 17 percent. Fast growth is also predicted for accountants and auditors and management analysts.

According to bls.gov, as of May 2011, the mean annual wages for workers in some of these occupations were:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $70,840
  2. Elementary school teachers: $53,530
  3. Management analysts: $97,210
  4. Secondary school teachers: $53,510
  5. Postsecondary education: agriculture science teachers: $88,940

As of 2012, Georgia is also home to 16 Fortune 500 companies; so whether your niche is accounting, business, education or management, what you need to do is find the education that you want to make headway toward your Georgia career.

    See also: Georgia Vocational Schools and Career Training

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              • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
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              Other Colleges & Universities in Georgia

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              Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
              Tifton, Georgia www.abac.edu
              Agnes Scott College
              Decatur, Atlanta, Georgia www.agnesscott.edu
              Albany State University
              Albany, Georgia www.asurams.edu
              Albany Technical College
              Albany, Georgia www.albanytech.edu
              Altamaha Technical College
              Jesup, Georgia www.altamahatech.edu
              Andrew College
              Cuthbert, Georgia www.andrewcollege.edu
              Appalachian Technical College
              Jasper, Woodstock, Georgia www.appalachiantech.edu
              Armstrong Atlantic State University
              Savannah, Georgia www.armstrong.edu
              Athens Technical College
              Athens, Georgia www.athenstech.edu
              Atlanta Metropolitan College
              Atlanta, Georgia
              Augusta State University
              Augusta, Georgia www.aug.edu
              Augusta Technical College
              Augusta, Thomson, Waynesboro, Georgia www.augustatech.edu
              Bauder College
              Atlanta, Georgia www.bauder.edu
              Beacon University
              Columbus, Georgia www.beacon.edu
              Brenau University
              Gainesville, Georgia www.brenau.edu
              Brewton-Parker College
              Mount Vernon, Georgia www.bpc.edu
              Chattahoochee Technical College
              Marietta, Georgia www.chattcollege.com
              Clark Atlanta University
              Atlanta, Georgia www.cau.edu
              Clayton State University
              Morrow, Georgia www.clayton.edu
              Coastal Georgia Community College
              Brunswick, GA www.ccga.edu
              Coosa Valley Technical College
              Rome, Calhoun, Rockmart, Georgia www.coosavalleytech.edu
              Darton College
              Albany, Georgia www.darton.edu
              Davidson County Community College
              Thomasville, North Carolina www.davidsonccc.edu
              East Georgia College
              Swainsboro, GA www.ega.edu
              Emmanuel College
              Franklin Springs, Georgia www.ec.edu
              Emory University
              Atlanta, Georgia www.emory.edu
              Gainesville State College
              Oakwood, Georgia www.gsc.edu
              Georgia College and State University
              Milledgeville, GA www.gcsu.edu
              Georgia Highlands College
              Rome, Georgia www.highlands.edu
              Georgia Military College
              Milledgeville, GA www.gmc.cc.ga.us
              Georgia Perimeter College
              Decatur, Clarkston, Dunwoody, Lawrenceville, Conyers, Alpharetta, GA www.gpc.edu
              Georgia Southern University
              Statesboro, GA www.georgiasouthern.edu
              Georgia Southwestern State University
              Americus, Georgia www.gsw.edu
              Georgia State University
              Atlanta, Georgia www.gsu.edu
              Gordon College
              Barnesville, Georgia www.gdn.edu
              Griffin Technical College
              Griffin, Georgia www.griffintech.edu
              Gwinnett Technical College
              Lawrenceville, Georgia www.gwinnetttech.edu
              Kennesaw State University
              Kennesaw, Georgia www.kennesaw.edu
              Lanier Technical College
              Oakwood, Georgia www.laniertech.edu
              Luther Rice University
              Lithonia, Georgia www.lru.edu
              Macon State College
              Macon, Georgia www.maconstate.edu
              Mercer University
              Macon, Atlanta, Georgia www.mercer.edu
              Morehouse College
              Atlanta, Georgia www.morehouse.edu
              Ogeechee Technical College
              Statesboro, Georgia www.ogeecheetech.edu
              Oglethorpe University
              Atlanta, Georgia www.oglethorpe.edu
              Okefenokee Technical College
              Waycross, Georgia www.okefenokeetech.edu
              Paine College
              Augusta, Georgia www.paine.edu
              Piedmont College
              Demorest, Athens, Georgia www.piedmont.edu
              Reinhardt College
              Waleska, Georgia www.reinhardt.edu
              Sandersville Technical College
              Sandersville, Georgia www.sandersvilletech.edu
              Savannah College of Art and Design
              Savannah, Georgia www.scad.edu
              Savannah State University
              Savannah, Georgia www.savannahstate.edu
              Savannah Technical College
              Savannah, West Chatham, Rincon, Hinseville, Georgia www.savannahtech.edu
              Shorter College
              Rome, Georgia www.shorter.edu
              Southeastern Technical College
              Vidalia, Georgia www.southeasterntech.edu
              Southern Polytechnic State University
              Marietta, Georgia www.spsu.edu
              Southwest Georgia Technical College
              Thomasville, Georgia www.southwestgatech.edu
              Spelman College
              Atlanta, Georgia www.spelman.edu
              Thomas University
              Thomasville, Georgia www.thomasu.edu
              Toccoa Falls College
              Toccoa, Georgia www.tfc.edu