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.

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

    Other Colleges & Universities in Georgia

    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