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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.

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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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Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Atlanta

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            • Master of Science in Communications offered online through Syracuse University’s world-renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications.
            • Ranked among the Best Global Universities in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Specializations include Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism Innovation.
            • Coursework provides students with communication strategies for today’s changing media landscape.
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            • Ranked #12 in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
            • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
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            • Communications@Simmons prepares students to become leaders who achieve their organizational, professional, and personal goals through a strategic integration of communications theory and practice.
            • The rigorous, practice-based curriculum ensures that students develop the key skills and competencies necessary to successfully navigate the shifting landscape of the digital world.
            • Simmons’ faculties are scholars and practitioners who provide individualized attention to students, guiding their professional and personal development through hands-on engagement.
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            • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
            • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
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            • Ranked 21st among the Best Education Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Established in 1918 with the mission, “to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally, and globally.”
            • The first major research university to offer an online M.A.  in teaching program.
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            • All programs taught with the guiding principles of leadership, learning, accountability, and diversity.
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            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
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            UEI College , Morrow
            • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
            • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
            • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
            • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
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