Universities and Colleges in Atlanta


Sweet, Southern charm meets vibrant city life in Atlanta, GA. Home of professional sports teams, historical landmarks, and Fortune 500 companies, Atlanta is a diverse community that is making its mark on the nation. Although the city itself has a population of more than 420,000, the 4.3 million who live in the suburbs make Atlanta, GA the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The region continues to grow by approximately 2.8 percent each year.


Studying at Colleges in Atlanta

Students looking for a world-class education have to look no further than Atlanta. Schools in Atlanta offer undergraduate, graduate, and technical training options. Some of the institutions you can find in the capital of Georgia include: Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, Emory University and Morehouse College.Atlanta colleges offer not only excellent academics but numerous opportunities for student activities as well. Sporting events, museums, cultural events, and recreation options all helped Atlanta capture the fourth spot in the 'Most Fun U.S. City,' rankings according to 2003 survey conducted by Cranium Inc.

Working and Living in Atlanta, GA

Graduates from Atlanta colleges have easy access to some of the nation's largest employers. Next to New York and Houston, Atlanta, GA is third in terms of Fortune 500 company headquarters. Some of the corporations that call Atlanta home include:

  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Home Depot
  • Delta Airlines
  • UPS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average income in the Atlanta metro area in 2009 was $45,520 which is more than the national average of $43,460. Unemployment was 9.9 percent in Georgia in July 2010, or roughly the same as the national average of 9.5 percent.For those job-seeking in Atlanta, the following five sectors employ the most people in the metro area:

  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Government
  • Education and Health Care
  • Leisure and Hospitality

Whether you are looking only to study at Atlanta colleges and universities or thinking of moving to the region full time, you can expect to find affordable living. The cost of living index for Atlanta, GA is 94.4 compared to a national average of 100, meaning that some items may cost less in the Peach State.

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