Best Universities & Colleges in Georgia for 2021

These are the 47 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Georgia. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Georgia

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Georgia to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Agnes Scott College Seal

    Agnes Scott College

    Decatur, Georgia

    Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia
    • 902 Total Students
    • 62% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,461 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Operating as a private liberal arts college for women, Agnes Scott first opened its doors for students in 1889 Decatur Female Seminary. It was founded by the Decatur Presbyterian Church minister Frank H. Gaines alongside few Presbyterians and Col. George Washington Scott who also acted as the principal supporter for the seminary. Thus, it was named in the honor of Scott’s mother, Agnes Scott. The college remains based in Decatur, Georgia.

    Agnes Scott started and continues to honor and develop women to meet challenges and be involved in intellectual pursuits and is marked as one of the ‘Seven Sisters of the South’. As part of its tradition, it also remains associated with the Presbyterian Church.  The college has produced some of the most famed and strong women such as Jean Toal who served as the first and the only female Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

    Believing itself to be a responsible member of the community it thrives in, the college is committed to becoming carbon neutral and has partnered with Clean Air Campaign to help maintain the environment. Some other interesting and fun traditions to hold its students together as a community include being give a ‘class ring’ which serves as an identification mark for students and alumni. There is honor code which the students pledge and abide by. Sports are given equal importance at the college, with six of its teams playing at the NCAA Division III. The official mascot is the Scottish Terrier, Scottie with colors being Purple and White.

    The college confers two undergraduate degrees, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with 34 majors and 31 minors. In an attempt to diversify its academic offerings, the college has academic affiliations as well; with Emory University School of Nursing and Georgia Institute of Technology. Its well known facilities are Bradley Observatory, McCain Library. On the college campus can also be seen a statue of Robert Frost, in remembrance of the poet who visited the college every year till his death.

    Agnes Scott School Facts

    • Years Estd.1889
    • NicknameScotties
    • MascotScottie dog
    • Motto"Educating women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times."
    • ColorsPurple and White
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – GSAC
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous Agnes Scott Alumni

    • Kay Krill

      Business & Industry

      Serves as the CEO and President of ANN INC.

    • Agnes White Sanford

      Education & Advocacy

      Author of 'The Healing Light'

    • Jennifer Nettles

      Entertainment & Arts

      The Lead singer of the band 'Sugarland'; the band is AMA and Grammy award winner

    • Bertha "B" Holt

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A children's rights advocate and formerly served as North Carolina State Representative

    • Margot Gayle

      Education & Advocacy

      An author and historic preservationist; assisted in saving the Victorian cast-iron architecture in New York City

    • Mary Brown Bullock

      Education & Advocacy

      Served as the President of the college

    • Ila Burdette

      Education & Advocacy

      a Rhodes Scholar


  • Albany State University Seal

    Albany State University

    Albany, Georgia

    • 3,492 Total Students
    • 64% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,196 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Albany State University began in 1903 as Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute, with the efforts of Joseph Winthrop Holley. After his education, Holley was inspired to start a school and chose Albany as the site for his endeavors. After securing the funds needed, he purchased the land and after organizing a Board of Trustees set up the institute for the black population of the city. By 1917 it was handed over to the state and gradually it developed into a four year degree granting university. It remains to be situated in Albany, Georgia.

    In 1932, ASU became part of the University System of Georgia. Since the time it participated in the Albany movement for the struggle for freedom and equal rights, the university has always placed heritage, equal opportunities and diversity as its foremost values. The university also operates a Center for African American Male (CAAM). Founded in 1988, it serves at assisting the young African American males throughout their study period and beyond to play a better role in the community and collaborates with various on as well as off campus organizations for social and cultural activities.

    The university has a strong focus on athletic activities of its students, which participate in NCAA Division II in under the team name ‘Golden Rams’. Its women soccer team participates in NJCAA. The official colors for ASU are old gold and royal blue.

    A liberal arts and sciences college, the university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Its programs are structured under five schools and colleges offering 30 bachelors, 12 graduate, 13 certificate programs and 14 associate programs. ASU also provides the Army ROTC. Of its colleges, the most distinguished is the Darton College of Health Professions while the facilities include The James Pendergrast Memorial Library on the east campus and The Harold B. Wetherbee Library on the west campus.

    ASU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1903
    • NicknameGolden Rams
    • MottoA Past To Cherish, A Future To Fulfill
    • ColorsRoyal blue and Old gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous ASU Alumni

    • Alice Coachman

      Professional Sports

      The first African American woman who won an Olympic gold medal

    • James Holmes

      Politics & Law

      Served as the Director of the US Census Bureau. He is the first African American serve.

    • Shirley Sherrod

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A civil rights advocate; formerly served in the United States Department of Agriculture as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture

    • Big James Henderson

      Professional Sports

      A powerlifter (former); he participated in International Powerlifting Federation winning five world bench press titles

    • Art Green

      Professional Sports

      A former player, played at CFL and NFL

    • Charles Jones

      Professional Sports

      A basketball player; played professionally

    • Bernice Johnson Reagon

      Entertainment & Arts

      A singer and a composer; also a social activist


  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

    Tifton, Georgia

    Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia
    • 3,393 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 67% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,653 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    The plans for establishment for A&M schools in 12 districts in Georgia began in 1906 with the enactment of Public Law 448 by the Georgia General Assembly. These were state-wide schools established to cover the gap for lack of accredited schools. A public institute, ABAC, one of the 12 schools started its operations initially in 1908 as Second District A&M School. The land for the institute, similar to all other A&M schools under the law, was donated by the county. With progress and way forward, the school turned into a State College in 1933. It was then the institute got its present name, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

    Presently, ABAC is part of University System of Georgia, one of the 31 members and is based in Tifton, Georgia. Over time, the college has grown to become a contributing member of its small community in Tifton, expanding its academic focus from Agriculture and related fields to more modern and diverse curriculum.

    It now offers Bachelors as well as associate degrees across the disciplines of Business, Mathematics, Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Care, Human Sciences and Agriculture and Natural Sciences. Its most prominent departments and learning centres include Stafford School of Business, Tift, Lewis, and Herring Halls, J.G. Woodroof Farm and the Forest Lakes Golf Club. Included in the college campus is also the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village which adds to the vibrancy of the campus. The museum incorporates 1890s village and some other vintages such as a blacksmith shop, a grist mill, a cotton gin, a steam locomotive and others.

    A strong athletic culture is unique to the college, offering six intercollegiate sports. The official colors being green and yellow, the Golden stallions have enjoyed five national championships. With some of the best facilities for its athletes, the students enjoy tennis courts, golf driving range, olympic sized pool and gymnasiums at the college campus.

    ABAC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1908
    • NicknameGolden Stallions
    • ColorsGreen and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous ABAC Alumni

    • Ralph Bryant

      Professional Sports

      A major league baseball player (former) and has played with the Los Angeles Dodgers

    • Tom Cheney

      A major league baseball player; he played for Washington Senators

    • Cathy Cox

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as Secretary of State of Georgia

    • George Thornewell Smith

      Politics & Law

      Was a former lieutenant governor; he also became the only person to have won contested elections in the three branches of Georgia

    • Boo Weekley

      Professional Sports

      A golfer, playing for the PGA Tour


  • Armstrong State University

    Savannah, Georgia

    Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia
    • 7,103 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 50% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,403 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Public university, Armstrong began as a junior college in 1935. Founded by Thomas Gamble, the Mayor, the college began at the time of Great Depression, as an attempt to not only educate the people of the region but also fuel and lift the economy. The Armstrong mansion with which the college began its journey was gifted by the family of George F. Armstrong, the name which is still carried by the institute today.  Presently, the university is located in suburban Savannah, Georgia.

    Armstrong State University is part of the University System of Georgia, and has been decided to become part of the Georgia Southern University in early 2017. The merger of two universities is expected to result in the institute becoming fourth largest public university in the state.

    The Arboretum at Armstrong is what makes the place unique. Developed over a 268 acre campus, the arboretum contains a huge variety of shrubs along with many plant collections including Conifer Garden, Ginger Garden, an International Garden and many others. It serves as a laboratory, for conservation of plants and recreation spot also open to public. Student life at the campus is developed to promote leadership as well as intellectual advancement. While Campus Union Board arranges social and entertainment activities, the newspaper, ‘Inkwell’ and ‘Calliope’ provide students the chance to publish their writing and creative work.  Students are also offered outdoor adventurous trips such as camping, climbing, Ski trips and more. The university, like others, has its athletics teams called ‘Pirates’. They participate at the NCAA Division II. Its mascot is the Captain George and the colors are Maroon and Gold.

    The university offers more than a 100 Academic programs consisting of Associate and Bachelor Degrees as well as undergraduate Certifications. There are also Graduate Degrees as well Graduate Certificates; there is also a Doctorate Degree offered in Physical Therapy. The disciplines cover Liberal Arts, Technology, Health and other fields. Armstrong also serves in the field of Online Education with a variety of programs and degrees. Its notable buildings include Liberty Center, located between Hinesville and Armstrong; and the Lane Library.

     

    Armstrong School Facts

    • Years Estd.1935
    • NicknamePirates
    • MascotCaptain George
    • ColorsMaroon & Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II,
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • 3,129 Total Students
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    The preparations for AMSC’s predecessor, a junior college began in 1965 when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia authorized its establishment. After having decided the location for the college, the funds secured and the construction complete, the college finally opened its doors for the students in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. Facing a lot of name changes, it was in 2012 that the college was given its presently existing name.

    It is one of the member institutes of the University System of Georgia and provides Liberal arts education along with professional growth through the global perspective. Besides, it also intends to contribute to the economic development of its region by providing quality education and professional opportunities for the community members.

    The campus life Atlanta Metropolitan State College is unique and filled with an interesting perspective towards serving its students at the same time, making them aware of the problems through a wider lens. The college has started the Trailblazer Locker, which operates to feed and provide other necessary resources to its students as well as its faculty. It is conducted to make the students aware about the world hunger issues. There is also a Federal TRiO Program in place which confronts issues faced by low income students as well as first generation individuals regarding their academic and cultural needs. Besides these, there are student organizations that involve students in art, choir group, drama activities, creative writing, health centers, Math club and others. The campus also has honorary societies and its athletic teams called the ‘Trailblazers’ which participate at the NJCAA.

    The programs provided at AMSC as part of its academic offerings include Certificates, Associate Programs and Bachelors Programs. It provides more than 45 programs in four departments consisting of business, computer science, mathematics, arts, humanities, sciences, health and social sciences. There are online programs as well.

    AMSC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1974
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Augusta University Seal

    Augusta University

    Augusta, Georgia

    • 8,333 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 50% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,096 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Augusta University came into effect in 2012 upon consolidation of two separate institutes by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. It was the merger of two universities, Augusta State University and the Georgia Health Sciences University. However, the earliest origins of the university through its parent institutes are traced back to 1828 with the formation of the Medical Academy of Georgia. Presently, it is part of the University System of Georgia (USG) and is based in Augusta, Georgia.

    It operates as a public research and medical center and brings years of legacy and experience of both the institutes to its students. Some of the notable achievements that took place with the institute are the invention of Hamilton manometer by Dr. William F. Hamilton. This is considered an important step towards development of Electrocardigram technology. Another is the blood transfusion method, by Dr. Virgil Sydenstricker, which could be done with storied, citrated blood.

    Life at Augusta is unique, involving its students in student organizations and associations to providing entertainment and fun at the campus. The Jaguar Production Crew is responsible for programming and addressing student concerns. There is Greek life, sports club, academic clubs as well as special interest groups which include religious, black student clubs, Indian culture and many others. There are community engagement opportunities as well which let the students be part of cancer support groups, charity and others. For those interested in artistic expression, there is Maxwell Theatre which arranges student performances. There are campus recreation opportunities which include intramural sports and outdoor activities such as Kayak trip; there are also athletic teams that participate at NCAA Division I and II for different sports teams. The campus colors are Blue and Gray.

    Academic at Augusta comprise of 43 undergraduate programs and 34 graduate programs. There are also 18 Doctoral (Professional Programs inc.) programs and 44 Certificate programs to choose from. Its prestigious schools and colleges are Katherine Reese Pamplin School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and James M. Hull College of Business.

    Augusta School Facts

    • Years Estd.1828
    • NicknameJaguars
    • ColorsBlue and Gray
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Augusta Alumni

    • Hervey M. Cleckley

      Education & Advocacy

      Co-authored the book 'The Three Faces of Eve'

    • Matthew L. Nathan

      Politics & Law

      Apponted as the 37th Surgeon General of the United States Navy

    • Isaac S. Hopkins

      Education & Advocacy

      Held office as the first President of Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Leila Denmark

      Science & Medicine

      A pediatrician as well as a medical researcher; famed as the co-developer of the pertussis vaccine

    • Chen Be-yue

      Politics & Law

      SServing the position as Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of China

    • Garret Siler

      Was a former NBA basketball player and to this day is a NCAA record holder for field goal percentage

    • Patrick Reed

      Professional Sports

      A PGA Tour golfer

    • Dr. No-Hee Park

      Science & Medicine

      Presently serving as the Dean at UCLA School of Dentistry; also a researcher of oral (head and neck) cancer and aging research


  • Berry College Seal

    Berry College

    Mount Berry, Georgia

    Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia
    • 2,245 Total Students
    • 55% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,347 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Berry began as Boys’ Industrial School, founded by Martha Berry in 1902. Martha Berry was the daughter of a local businessman and who through her experience found the condition of young boys of her region as requiring academic attention. Bright as these boys were, however without proper resources for either academic or church education. Berry started informal instructions only to realize later that only a proper school would improve the situation. She started the school on the piece of land she had inherited from her father.

    A Private college now, based in Floyd County, Georgia, it transitioned as a coeducational college in 1971. As the institute made progress and with increased efforts for fundraising to progress further, Martha Berry gained prominence for her work. She was recognized for her struggles and was counted among the 12 influential women in the country in 1930.

    Berry College offers its students an educational journey on a breathtaking campus. With woodlands, meadows and streams the students live and study like a family. Life at college begins with religious life; there is chapel service and different religious student groups but there are also guest speaker sessions and an interfaith council which supports students from other religious groups. There are also student led community service activities which let students connect with their communities and feel their responsibility to serve. And then there is fun side to the college; there are arts performances, dance performances, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum which houses the art galleries, there are entertainment events and much more. Athletic teams at the campus participate at the NCAA Division III; there are 20 intercollegiate teams and the campus colors are Silver and Blue.

    The college’s academic programs include Bachelors (more than 60 majors and minors) and Masters Degree programs. There are two Dual Degree programs as well as six Pre Professional programs. Its prestigious departments are Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Campbell School of Business and Charter School of Education and Human Sciences.

    Berry School Facts

    • Years Estd.1902
    • MascotViking
    • Motto"Not to be Ministered Unto, but to Minister"
    • ColorsBlue and Silver
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Beulah Heights University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • 701 Total Students
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    BHU was founded by husband and wife, Reverend Paul T. Barth and Dr. Hattie M. Barth as Beulah Heights Bible Institute. It was started in 1918 with the vision of Mrs. Barth’s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Sexton, also known as “Mother Sexton”, who desired of having a Pentecostal Bible School in the region. In the beginning, the institute remained restricted to local students but soon began its expansion into various directions. It was in 2006 that it was given its present name as it transitioned into a university. It is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Today, the university is considered as one of the oldest running Bible institutes in the country. It finds its roots in the Protestant Christian tradition and has been making great progress with its unique combination of academics which prepares for leadership in work, homes as well as marketplaces. The university takes pride in teaching ethical leadership.

    Life at Beulah Heights University is all about living up to what is called as the ‘Soul’ of Beulah, where it aims to regulate and reinforce its core values of diversity, integrity, servanthood and leading life by the word of God and his principles. The university has Chapel services and makes it important for every student to attend. Furthermore, students are also given the chance to run the Chapel through assisting leaders. Further involvement in a Christianity based life is offered through campus ministries; students get involved by planning and putting together worship events. Students are also given opportunities to be part of community services. In its Club Give, students give away food and clothing to the underprivileged in the community.

    The academic programs offered by BHU include both undergraduate (Associate and Bachelors) and graduate (Masters and Doctoral) programs. There are more than 10 programs offered at the university covering religious studies, business studies and leadership programs.

    BHU School Facts

    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationInterdenominational

  • Brenau University

    Gainesville, Georgia

    Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia
    • 2,883 Total Students
    • 66% Acceptance Rate
    • 13% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,324 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Brenau was founded in 1878, primarily to serve the higher educational needs for women. As it progressed, its governance moved to the Board of Trustees. In 1900, the college was bought over by H. J. Pearce. Within some time, the college again fell to a Board of Trustees who then, later in the 20th century, in 1992, voted to change the college into a university which it remains to this day. The college still maintains its tradition of serving women; though it is coeducational, it operates The Women’s College.

    The university is situated in Gainesville, Georgia and has taken a more proactive approach to becoming a futuristic institute for education. Setting its goal path into four strategies, it plans to be involved in fundraising for various women and health causes, improving its academic and other facilities, brining a more globalised and multicultural approach and insight into animal assisted therapy program.

    Campus life at Brenau University is simple and focused on providing activities most relevant for achieving student success. The Student Government Association brings 50 student clubs and organizations which engage students in becoming more culturally and globally aware. The vibrant environment at the campus blends the cultures with innovation as the students celebrate their diversity. There are also a wide range of activities and entertainment that students are a part of, such as speaking sessions, comedy performances and shows and playful puppy therapy (takes place before finals. It holds a Professional Development Week, which takes causes and launches campaigns such as Healthcare and Sciences Initiative, Women’s Education Initiative and Student Access and Experience Initiative (includes scholarships and fellowships).

    The university offers Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in over 50 areas of study. Besides Gainesville, it operates campuses in Augusta, Norcross, Jacksonville and Florida. It prominent department is the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School.

    Brenau School Facts

    • Years Estd.1878
    • NicknameGolden Tigers
    • MascotHJ
    • MottoAs Gold Refined By Fire
    • ColorsGold and Black
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Brenau Alumni

    • Florence Reville Gibbs

      Former member of Congress

    • Lera Millard Thomas

      Former member of Congress

    • Clyde Connell

      Abstract impressionist artist

    • Helen Dortch Longstreet

      The widow of a Confederate general who became a leading political figure and environmentalist.


  • Brewton-Parker College

    Mount Vernon, Georgia

    Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia
    • 616 Total Students
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    BPC came to be established in 1904 as the Union Baptist Institute through a charter, however it officially began its operations in 1905. The institute came into existence to provide higher educational opportunities in the region which were still very scarce and so, Charles Benton Parker, a prominent businessman in McRae and Reverend John Carter Brewton, pastor of the McRae Baptist Church came together to put up an institute. By 1986 it had transitioned into a four year college and was given its present name.

    Based in Mount Vernon, Georgia, it is a private, Christian Liberal Arts college today. It is affiliated with Georgia Baptist Convention and so with its Christian centered roots, aims to reinforce the values of pursuit of knowledge done for the service of people.

    Campus life at Brewton-Parker College provides every resource to extend its students academic experience beyond the classroom in addition to offering extracurricular areas of interest. There are student clubs at the college which cover literary group, drama group to science clubs and religious groups. Being a Christian college, forming a religious and spiritual connection goes far. There are chapel services offered and it is mandatory for the students to attend it. Besides, for academic assistance the college offers ‘Learning Assistance’, a free tutoring service in which students help each other in the areas they lack. This does not only help improve academically but instils the idea of uplifting each other and working collaboratively as a community. There are college athletic teams, called ‘Barons’ that participate at the NAIA. The campus colors are Orange and Blue.

    BPC mainly offers undergraduate degrees which are offered through five divisions covering 12 disciplines of study. There are in total 19 majors to choose from. The college also operates through another campus at Newnan site and also offers online programs. Its notable facility is its Fountain-New Library.

    BPC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1904
    • NicknameBarons
    • ColorsOrange & Blue
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

  • Carver Bible College Seal

    Carver Bible College

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • 120 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    A recent addition to the higher educational institutes in the country, Carver started in 1943 and was founded by Dr. Talmage and Mrs. Grace Payne. The Paynes had returned from China and began their teachings as evangelists in the region of Atlanta. Their work and efforts led to the establishment of Carver Bible Institute, an institute named after African-American scientist George Washington Carver and which was to provide for Christian centered higher education.

    In 1998 the institute was renamed as Carver Bible College after the approval of its Board of Trustees. It is a historically black college which was founded upon the mission to educate individuals for Biblical training and God’s mission. To this day, it continues to be the guiding light and a transforming experience for its students.

    The student life at Carver is composed of serious work, preparing students for service in the way of God. Students are encouraged to take part in Work study Programs which aims to build in its students, the seriousness towards their studies and realization of their responsibilities. Furthermore, students are prepared for active participation in global issues such as Student Missions Fellowship, which organizes short missionary trips as a form of vocational activities. As part of its summer missions activities, students have experienced Africa, Europe, North America, South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, there is also Women’s Ministry which enjoins women in worship and other spiritual enhancement activities which contribute to their overall development. At Carver, students are not only restricted to work and training but also take part in athletics. It has basketball teams both men and women, called Cougars, which take part in NCAA conference.

    Academic programs offered at the college consist of undergraduate programs; one Associate degree program and four Bachelor degree programs. It also offers a Certificate program. Its distinctive facilities are Talmage Payne Center, John McNeal Administrative Center, William D. Hungerpiller Academic Center, Martin Carter Gymnasium and Ben Johnson Student Center.

    Carver School Facts

    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationInterdenominational

  • Clayton State University Seal

    Clayton State University

    Morrow, Georgia

    Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia
    • 7,012 Total Students
    • 39% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,774 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Clayton State is a Public university which was established in the year 1969 as Clayton Junior College and Dr. Harry S. Downs served as the founding president. Within a few years, the college made progress by leaps and bounds and soon became Clayton State College, being granted baccalaureate status in 1986. Within ten years, by 1996 the college was grated university status and so took on its present name.

    The present day, Clayton State University is situated in Morrow, Georgia, and is part of the University System of Georgia. As the institute transitioned to a university, its methods and programs have also evolved into those encouraging curiosity, developing understanding and reasoning and promoting acceptance and respect.

    Campus life at Clayton State is as fulfilling as its academics; students engage with each other as well as the faculty throughout their time. Students plan and bring activities for entertainment and engagement. Activities include career fairs, Sorority and fraternity councils, and other group meetings. Besides this, the Student Activities Center (SAC) also participates in sustainability efforts. These projects are LEED design for lighting system on campus and recycling.  There are also student led organisations, more than 60 on campus. The campus also has The Writers’ Studio which serves as an open space for students to discuss their issues they face in writing and improving the skill, with assistance and mentorship with a peer consultant. Bent Tree is a student newspaper aimed at developing journalistic skills among the students. These students also put in their volunteering hours by taking part in community service programs such as Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, AmeriCorps Service Program and a few more. The university also has its athletic participation; its teams ‘Lakers’ take part in NCAA Division II and the campus colors are Blue and Clay.

    The academic programs offered include six Associate degree program, Baccalaureate degree with 30 majors and 37 minors and eleven Master’s degree program. Its notable facilities are Spivey Hall, James M. Baker University Center and Laker Hall.

    Clayton State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1969
    • MottoDreams. Made Real.
    • ColorsLaker blue, Georgia clay
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsLakers, NCAA Division II
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • College of Coastal Georgia Seal

    College of Coastal Georgia

    Brunswick, Georgia

    College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia
    • 3,131 Total Students
    • 95% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,297 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CCGA is a public college that was established by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in 1961. It was named as Brunswick College and began classes after three years in 1964. Over the years, the college expanded its programs adding associated programs as well as technical post secondary education. It was in 2008 that the college began to transform as a community college offering four year education programs.

    It was also in 2008 that the college was renamed as College of Coastal Georgia. Today, the college is based in Brunswick, Georgia with another campus called the Camden Center in Kingsland, Georgia. The college has made it its mission to provide affordable education, one which focuses on the values of leadership and benefit to the community at large through knowledge acquisition.

    At CCGA, students are provided with every opportunity that enables them to learn and grow, even outside the classrooms. There are over 40 student organisations at the campus, at present which serve as social units and skill learning opportunities. For student facilitation there is a Student Government Association (SGA) that serves as student representation and works to improve student life at campus. Campus activities also include recreational programs. There is intramurals sports as well athletic participation. Its teams are named ‘Mariners’ and they take part in SSAC (NAIA). The college also has its traditions which are unique and fun but also act as a connecting factor among the students. These include Anchor Days, which is part of the orientation program and helps students be part of the campus through Late Night Breakfast while the Breast Cancer Awareness Day and International Fest work for awareness as well as engagement over issues and causes. The official campus colors are Royal Blue and Gray.

    Academic programs offered at CCGA consist of 15 Bachelor’s degree programs, two Associate degree programs and four certificate programs. It also offers three of the Bachelors programs online. Its notable facilities are Gould Library, Jones Building, Andrews Center and Correll Center.

    CCGA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1961
    • NicknameMariners
    • ColorsRoyal Blue and gray
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Columbus State University

    Columbus, Georgia

    Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia
    • 8,440 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 57% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,157 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CSU is a public higher education institute that traces its origins to the year 1949 when the idea was first hinted at by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. With that the local community members soon got active and started collecting funds for the institute. In 1958 as the law passed, the institute found its beginning as it got established as a junior college and by 1965 transitioned as a four year education institute.

    The university is based in Columbus, Georgia and stands to be the only four year education institute in the governor’s 17-county Economic Region 5. With this heavy responsibility of economic and community contribution, the Columbus State University aims to provide education from a global perspective and such that it enriches personally and professionally.

    At CSU, students find a huge variety of activities as well as programs that lead to educational and social enrichment. There are more than 100 student led organisations which including Greek life, honor societies as well as academic organisations, performing arts, religious and many more. Students connect with fellow students and learn from each other. The campus also has its Student Government Association which works on behalf of students, faculty as well as staff to enhance student experience. There is also the Activities Council which organise events and provides a good opportunity to participate in the organising process by running the council or working as a volunteer. Some traditional university events include Homecoming, WinterFest, Legacy/Diversity Forum and few more. One unique university tradition is the ‘Tower Traditions Medal’ which the students receive upon completing 45 out of 58 traditions in a year. There are university athletic teams taking part in NCAA Division II; their mascot is Cody Cougar and the colors are Blue and Red.

    Academic programs include the following: three Associate degrees, eight Bachelor degrees, nine Masters degree and a Doctoral program. Its notable departments and facilities are Turner College of Business, Schwob School of Music, Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center, Simon Schwob Memorial Library, Yancey Center, the Rankin Arts Center, T.Y. Whitley Clock Tower and few others.

    Columbus State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1958
    • NicknameCougars
    • MascotCody Cougar
    • ColorsBlue and Red
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Peach Belt Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Dalton State College

    Dalton, Georgia

    Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia
    • 5,044 Total Students
    • 30 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    DSC is a four year public education institute that was established in 1963 as its charter received approval by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. It started as a junior college and by 1969 it received its first accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1998, it was established as a state college as plans for Bachelor’s degree was put into action and so adopting its present name.

    The college is based in Dalton, Georgia and is part of the 31 college University System of Georgia. It has always believed to be contributing towards the economic and social welfare of the communities at large, by educating its students to be well informed and well educated leaders taking up on challenges and working for solutions.

    Dalton State College aims to provide an empowering environment for its students offering a campus life filled with opportunities as well as excitement. There are two main organisations woking for student interest are: Student Government Association, a student representative body and works for rights of students, and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) which plans and organises students programs relating to academic, recreation, entertainment and others. There are more than 35 registered student led organisations on campus that serve as additional development and socialising platforms. The students are also provided with formal leadership programs to instil leadership development; these come as conferences, LEAD series or taking part in LeaderShape sessions. There are also service activities held by the university where students work on local, national as well as global issues by going on spring break trips, dedicating a day working for the community or becoming a SAVE leader whereby they plan and organise civic or community service events. Furthermore, the university is not without its athletic teams, ‘Roadrunners’ which take part in NAIA. The campus colors are Blue and Silver.

    The academic programs offered are DSC are: 23 Bachelors degree programs, 13 Associate degree programs and five certificate programs. Its notable facilities are Roberts Library, Mashburn Hall, Gignilliat Memorial Hall and Lorberbaum Liberal Arts Building.

    DSC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1963
    • NicknameRoadrunners
    • ColorsBlue and silver
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    East Georgia State College

    Swainsboro, Georgia

    East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Georgia
    • 3,001 Total Students
    • 28 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    EGSC is a four year public college that goes back to 1960s when the community members insisted on having a higher learning institution and with that began the journey when the Board of Regents assessed the needs, selected the site for the college and collected funds. It was in 1973 that the college officially opened and in 1988 was renamed as East Georgia College.

    It wasn’t until 2011 that the college was approved as a four year education institute, and was renamed as East Georgia State College. The college is based in Swainsboro, Georgia, and has extended campus branches in Statesboro, founded in 1997 and Augusta, founded in 2013 – engaged in providing a learning environment built upon intellectual and cultural immersion.

    An extensive campus life awaits students at EGSC as students find themselves being part of Student Government Association, taking up on leadership roles and acting in positive student interest. Not only does this provide a practical world experience but it also leads to interpersonal relationship development. It aims to work against student grievances and plans students events and entertainment on campus. Similarly, students also find opportunities with the Ambassador programs as students put in their efforts representing the college on events and in activities. There are also more than 25 student clubs and organisations which serve as learning and socialising platforms for the students as well as opening further chances to fill in leadership roles for their chosen clubs or starting a new one. The college also sponsors events such as Miss East Georgia State College Pageant, which bring excitement and entertainment on the campus. The college also has athletic participation at the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association. Its teams are called ‘Bobcats’ and its official colors are Green and Gold.

    At EGSC students find a range of academic programs at undergraduate level. There are three Associate degree programs, two Bachelors degree programs and also certificate programs. Its prominent facilities are the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center, Jean A. Morgan (JAM) Student Center, and Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center.

    EGSC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1973
    • NicknameBobcats
    • ColorsGreen and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous EGSC Alumni

    • Lee Berger

      Science & Medicine

      National Geographic Explorer and paleontologist


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    Emmanuel College- Georgia

    Franklin Springs, Georgia

    • 884 Total Students
    • 34% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,591 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    EC is a private liberal arts college, affiliated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. It was founded in year 1919 by Reverend George Floyd Taylor, who had always dreamt of setting up an institute offering progressive educational opportunities. It began as Franklin Springs Institute and made progress until it closed down in 1931. It revived in year 1933 and soon was on the road to becoming junior college and eventually a college.

    It was given its present name in year 1939. Based in Franklin Springs, Georgia, Emmanuel College is committed to preparing its students for a life of service and a bright future, through a complete intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical development.

    With a small community of students and faculty and a beautiful campus environment, the students find themselves engrossed in growth and development opportunities. There are 28 student led clubs and organisations on campus working in various spheres and offering a range of interests. These also include the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board that are the governing bodies, serve the student interests and support student activities. There is strong emphasis on spiritual lives as students get educated and enlightened, and reflect on faith and Christian values through chapel, mentoring and Biblical education. There are also outreach activities and ministry groups that bring plays, dances and musical performances in church or ministry events. Making connections off campus does not end here and they also get involved in social work and humanitarian causes, working with organisations such as SafeHouse, The Ark Family Preservation Center, Crisis Pregnancy Center etc. The campus also lights up with entertainment and traditional annual events such as glow in the dark parties, movie nights or Winterjam, Celebrate Freedom Concerts, as well as outdoor adventures. There are also college athletic teams ‘lions’ competing at NCAA Division II. The official college colors are Cardinal, Navy, and Gold.

    The academic programs at the college are undergraduate programs with three Associate degree programs with 20 minors and 41 Bachelors degree programs. Its prominent facilities are Shaw-Leslie Library and Shaw Athletic Center.

    EC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1919
    • NicknameLions
    • MottoDeus Nobiscum (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.God With Us
    • ColorsCardinal, Navy, and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsCC
    • Religious AffiliationPentecostal Holiness Church

  • Fort Valley State University Seal

    Fort Valley State University

    Fort Valley, Georgia

    Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia
    • 2,696 Total Students
    • 21% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,925 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Fort Valley State University was founded in 1895 and it is one of the public historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) located in Fort Valley, Georgia. The university was founded in 1895 as the Fort Valley Industrial School, then integrated in 1939 with the State Teachers and Agricultural College of Forsyth and named since then Fort Valley State College. In 1996, the school became Fort Valley State University. As the only 1895 land-grant university, FVSU provides remarkable innovations in agriculture and other related fields. Around 91% of the current students of FVSU are Americans of African origin. The university’s total area of 1,365 acres of beautiful grounds were used, 80 acres, for the main campus and the remaining for agricultural research and future extensions.

    The mission of FVSU is improve the cause of education under the concept of communiversity or in other words the commitment to the community. In addition, the motto of FVSU is ” Be Bold, Be Amazing, Be Prepared”.

    FVSU is competing well in athletics as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Athletics in FVSU include intramural sports and intercollegiate men’s and women’s different sports. Catherine Hardy, the Fort Valley alumna, won a gold medal in 1952 at the Olympic Games at Helsinki, Finland as one of the winning 400-meter women’s relay team. In 1969, The football team of FVSU introduced the modern-era record for the highest points scored against a college rival. The main buildings include Pettigrew Center, Anderson Museum and Welcome Center , and Anderson house which is the oldest building of FVSU and was once the residence of one of the university founders, F.W. Gano. The official campus colors are the royal blue and old gold.

    The university introduces bachelor’s degrees in around 50 majors and master’s degrees in education and counseling, as well.

    FVSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1895
    • NicknameWildcats
    • MottoBe Bold. Be Amazing. Be Prepared.
    • ColorsRoyal blue and Old gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous FVSU Alumni

    • John W. Blassingame

      Education & Advocacy

      Academic professor and head of African Studies at Yale University

    • Marquette King

      Professional Sports

      National Football League punter for the Oakland Raiders

    • Charles Robinson

      Business & Industry

      President and campany executive officer of Sadie G. Mays Health and Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta

    • Calvin Smyre

      Business & Industry

      business man; current Executive Vice President of the $34 billion financial corporation Synovus Foundation

    • Peppi Zellner

      Professional Sports

      Former National Football League player

    • Derrick Wimbush

      Professional Sports

      Former National Football League player


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    Georgia College and State University

    Milledgeville, Georgia

    Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia
    • 6,889 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,968 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Georgia College and State University (GCSU) is a public liberal arts college founded in 1989 as Georgia Normal and Industrial College, after the lobbying of the journalist Julia Flisch to establish a publicly funded college for women. It started as a two-year college providing women with teacher training and business skills. Due to the persistent support of president Park and the economic and cultural changes, the college was authorized in 1917 to grant four-year degrees and became totally independent of the University of Georgia. In 1922, the college name was changed to Georgia State College for Women. In 1932, the college became a unit of The University System of Georgia. It was chosen in 1938 as one of four colleges training the U.S. Navy WAVES, where the college trained 1,500 women for a total period of two years. The college’s name was changed to Women’s College of Georgia in 1961, followed by renaming to Georgia College at Milledgeville in 1967 when the college became coeducational. The name was changed in August 1996 by the Board of Regents to Georgia College & State University with a new mission as a public liberal arts college. It is now located in Milledgeville, Georgia.

    Depending on the SAT results on CollegeBoard.com, GCSU students have the third highest average among all public schools in Georgia. In 2009, it was selected as Georgia’s top-ranked public Master’s University, for the past four years, in the U.S. News and World Report. It was also ranked in the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, per Kiplinger.com.  In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked GCSU as 10th best public school of regional universities. Its Athletics teams are known as the Bobcats, where the college is a member of NCAA Division II. The official colors of GCSU are Blue and Green.

    GCSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1889
    • MascotBobcat
    • MottoGeorgia's Public Liberal Arts University
    • ColorsBlue & Green
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous GCSU Alumni

    • Sherrilyn Kenyon

      Entertainment & Arts

      bestselling American writer

    • Tony Nicely

      Business & Industry

      CEO of the Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO)

    • Flannery O'Connor

      Entertainment & Arts

      an important American writer essayist


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    Georgia Highlands College

    Rome, Georgia

    Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia
    • 5,746 Total Students
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Georgia Highlands College, also known as Georgia Highlands or GHC, is a two-year associate degree granting educational institute that is located in Georgia in five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Douglasville, and Dallas, as it extended its educational services to the northwestern community of Georgia. It also provides bachelor degrees in some majors. It is a member in the University System of Georgia. The college was founded in 1968 as Floyd Junior College after Floyd County which is named after John Floyd, an American politician and one of the most famous and wealthiest landowners in Georgia. Floyd Junior College opened its doors for students  for the first time in 1970. Later on, its name was shortened to be Floyd College. The Georgia Board of Regents voted in April 2005 to change Floyd College’s name. It was agreed by the 1st of August, 2005 that Georgia Highlands College would be the new name of the institute in order to reverberate the traits of the domestic community it would provide its educational services to.

    Georgia Highlands mission is to help students in the different campus locations to develop their ideological skills, physical abilities, and academic standards in order to be able to communicate with and serve the surrounding citizens in a convenient manner. In addition to providing outstanding academic environment, GHC offers an integrated learning community through which it offers students other activities.

    GHC offers two-year associate degrees in addition to four-year bachelor degrees. It offers two undergraduate degrees in sciences and business with 4 different concentrations. It is highly known by its reputable bachelor degrees in nursing and dental hygiene. It also offers associate degrees in science path in 14 concentrations and in arts path in 13 concentrations.

    Georgia Highlands School Facts

    • Years Estd.1970
    • NicknameGeorgia Highlands, Highlands, GHC
    • MascotChargers
    • MottoWhere Excellence Begins
    • ColorsBlue and orange
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Georgia Institute of Technology Seal

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia
    • 25,034 Total Students
    • 32% Acceptance Rate
    • 35% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 27,277 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Georgia Institute of technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, Tech or GT, is a research-based public university that is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The conception of establishment of a technology school at the South specifically in Georgia was introduced in 1865 by Major John Fletcher Hanson, the famous industrialist and Nathaniel Edwin Harris, the  politician and former Governor of Georgia. Their aim was to enhance the technology in the south of the U.S to be able to keep pace with the industrial advancement in the northern region. In 1882, Harris led an authorized committee from the Georgia State Legislature during a visit to the northeast region to investigate the operations of the technology schools there. This was influenced by the high technology educations standards offered in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, commonly known as MIT, and the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science, known now as Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The committee decided to follow the model of the Worcester model whose mission was to combine theory and practice together in their educational strategy. The creation bill for the new school was signed by Georgia Governor Henry D. McDaniel in 1885 and the land was donated by  Richard Peters, a famous Atlanta pioneer. Georgia School for Technology was established in 1888 with only two buildings one of them is currently known as Tech Tower. Along the years, its colleges and schools expanded so its name was changed to Georgia Institute of Technology since 1948.

    Unlike the other private technology institutes such as MIT and California Institute of Technology, Caltech, Georgia tech is a public institute. Georgia Tech has been ranked as one of the top ten public U.S. universities for more than 17 years and the 66th in the world by U.S. News & World Report.

    The institute consists of 6 schools and colleges among them are Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Scheller College of Business. It offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 50 concentrations.

    Georgia Tech School Facts

    • Years Estd.October 13, 1885 (1885-10-13)
    • NicknameYellow Jackets
    • MascotBuzz and Ramblin' Wreck
    • MottoProgress and Service
    • ColorsWhite, Georgia Tech Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Georgia Tech Alumni

    • Ivan Earnest Allen Jr.

      Business & Industry

      A famous American businessman and a former Mayor of Atlanta during the turbulent civil rights period in the 1960s. Leader of transforming the economically static south to the more advanced modern south.

    • Samuel Augustus Nunn Jr.

      Politics & Law

      An American politician and lawyer, commonly known as Sam Nunn. Current chief executive officer (CEO) and co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable community for reducing nuclear and weapon hazards in the environment.

    • Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez

      Politics & Law

      Panamanian politician and current president of Panama since 2014. Former vice president of Panama from 2009 till 2014.

    • Kary Banks Mullis

      Science & Medicine

      \American professor and biochemist and a Nobel winner in 1993 as a recognition for his efforts in the refinement of Polymerase Chain Reactions technique.

    • Charles Garrett Betty

      Business & Industry

      An American chemical engineer, commonly known as Garry Betty. Former president and CEO of EarthLink, one of the largest internet providers in the U.S since 1996 till his death in 2007.

    • Michael Terry Duke

      Business & Industry

      An American businessman, commonly known as Mike Duke. Former executive in charge of many international companies and current CEO of Wal-Mart since 2009.

    • Richard Harrison Truly

      Science & Medicine

      An American retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. A former astronaut and flight pilot in NASA and U.S. Air Forces. First astronaut to be the head of space agency.


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    Georgia Southern University

    Statesboro, Georgia

    Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia
    • 20,459 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,098 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Georgia Southern University is a public school first founded in 1908 for teaching homemaking skills and agricultural modern techniques to the rural school students. Two decades later, it shifted its emphasis more toward the growing needs of teachers. In 1924, its name was changed to Georgia Normal School with a new mission for training teachers. Five years later in 1929, the school developed a four-year curriculum and it was authorized as full-fledged senior college by the state, with the new name of South Georgia Teachers College. Few decades later, the name, and mission as well, of the school were changed in 1939 to Georgia Teachers College and then to Georgia Southern College in 1959. Georgia Southern has become the most comprehensive and largest college in the southern half of Georgia and it was named by Kiplinger a “Top 100 Best Value”. It is now located in Statesboro, Georgia, United States, on 900-acre.

    Georgia Southern University’s online degree programs in education, IT business, and bachelor’s program was ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Online Education Programs. GSU was named in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition, for the sixth year, one of the nation’s top eco-friendly campuses. GSU’s MSc in Kinesiology with a concentration in Coaching Education has been classified as one of the 15 Best Online Masters in this field by Sports Management Degree Hub. GSU has been recognized as one of the most military friendly schools in the nation for the sixth year by Victory Media, STEM Jobs, publisher of G.I. Jobs, and Military Spouse magazines. The athletics teams of GSU are known as the Eagles and play in the NCAA Division I FBS as a part of the Sun Belt Conference. The campus colors are white and blue, while the mascot is the american bald eagle.

    GSU offers more than 120 degrees of bachelor, masters and doctorate.

    GSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.December 1, 1906 (1906-12-01)
    • NicknameEagles
    • MascotGUS the EagleFreedom (live bald eagle)
    • ColorsBlue and white
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I FBSSun Belt
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous GSU Alumni

    • Thomas Bryant

      Business & Industry

      former CEO of TempurPedic

    • David Sauers

      Business & Industry

      CEO and Founder of Royal Restrooms

    • Kenneth Boose

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Chief Deputy Coroner, Richmond County, Georgia

    • Charlie Norwood

      Politics & Law

      former U.S. Congressman

    • Luke Bryan

      Entertainment & Arts

      country music singer


  • Georgia Southwestern State University Seal

    Georgia Southwestern State University

    Americus, Georgia

    • 2,755 Total Students
    • 72% Acceptance Rate
    • 46% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,167 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

     

    Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is a public university within the University System of Georgia (USG), that was first founded in 1906 as Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School. The General Assembly of Georgia afforded the school a charter that converted it to a two-year college and renamed it to the Third District Agricultural and Normal College. This charter also authorized GSW to grant certifications for the trainee of teachers. After joining the USG in 1932, the college changed its name to Georgia Southwestern College and kept offering its two-year curriculum, this was followed by the approval of the Board of Regents to convert this two-year college into a four-year institution in 1964. The college’ name was changed into its contemporary name of Georgia Southwestern State University in 1996. Portion of the campus was added in 2007 to the National Register of Historic Places under the name “Third District A & M School-Georgia Southwestern College Historic District”. The university is located now in Americus, Georgia, United States.

    GSW was classified as one of the best value small colleges in the country. The nursing program is ranked 38th, per the AffordableCollegesOnline.org, among “Best Online Nursing Programs”. GSW teams play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II. The Hurricanes are a part of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). The university is authorized by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to grant specialist degrees in addition to the baccalaureate, masters. The campus colors are Navy blue and Gold, while Surge is the official mascot.

    GSW offers 40 bachelors’ degrees in five programs, some masters programs, and a specialist program in pre-professional programs and education. The university has also some important institutes including the Rosalynn Carter Institute (RCI) for Caregiving.

     

    GSW School Facts

    • Years Estd.1906
    • NicknameHurricanes
    • Mascot"Surge"
    • ColorsNavy blue and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsPeach Belt Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous GSW Alumni

    • Jimmy Carter

      Politics & Law

      United States former President

    • Robert H. Jordan

      Politics & Law

      former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court

    • Etchu Tabe

      Professional Sports

      American soccer player

    • Mary Elizabeth Lado

      Professional Sports

      professional figure competitor

    • Griffin B. Bell

      Politics & Law

      former U.S. Attorney General


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    Georgia State University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia
    • 32,058 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 13,970 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Georgia State University (GSU) is a public research institute in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded in 1913 as a night college and was named “Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce”. In 1930, a confession of the University System of Georgia resulted in the school conversion into the Atlanta Extension Center of the University System of Georgia and permitted night students to obtain degrees from many colleges in the University System. Few years late, the school was incorporated with the University of Georgia in 1947 and named Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia. In 1955, the school was separated from the University of Georgia and became the Georgia State College of Business Administration. In 1961, the school became larger after growth of other programs and the name was changed into Georgia State College, which became in 1969 the Georgia State University. The Georgia Board of Regents conferred Georgia State  “research university” status in 1995.

    GSU’s sports teams are members of the NCAA Division I under the name of Georgia State Panthers. They are also members of the Sun Belt Conference. Previously, GSU was a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and then a member of the CAA. GSU hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games with the GSU Sports Arena. The Motto of the university is “Truth is strong and will conquer” or in other words “Truth is valuable and shall overcome”. The campus colors are blue, white and red. Pounce and the blue Panther are considered the mascot of GSU.

    The university has ten colleges under different titles of “college”, “institute”, “school”, however these titles make no difference between them. Perimeter College, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are known examples of GSU colleges.

    GSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1913
    • NicknamePanthers
    • MascotPounce, the blue panther
    • MottoVeritas valet et vincent (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Truth is Powerful and Will Conquer
    • ColorsBlue, White, Red
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Sun Belt Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous GSU Alumni

    • Lee Windsor

      Politics & Law

      Policy Analyst in Trump Administration

    • Max Burns

      Politics & Law

      former Congressman, Georgia 12th District

    • John Burke

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy-nominated pianist and composer

    • Douglas Edwards

      Social Advocacy & Service

      America's first network news anchor

    • Louie Giglio

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pastor and founder of the Passion Movement


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    Gordon State College

    Barnesville, Georgia

    • 4,084 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 76% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,480 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Gordon State College is a public higher education institute which was established in 1852. It was initially founded as the Male and Female Seminary which was a higher private coeducational school. During the civil war, boys participated in military classes while girls remained to attend the normal school. The school was not a typical seminary although it was supported by the church. The name of the institute was changed in 1872 to Gordon institute in honor of CSA General and Governor of Georgia John Brown Gordon. J.C. Woodward who was hired by the college to establish a military program. The name was changed again to Gordon College in 1907. The college was named as a junior military unit by the U.S. department of war in 1916. In 1933, the college moved to the former campus of the Georgia Industrial College which was granted to the college by the state. In 1950s the city of Barnesville owned the college; however, the college faced several financial difficulties which resulted in the incorporation of the college into the state university system as an associate-level college under the name of Gordon Junior College. The name “Gordon College” was regained in 1986 as the college started to offer undergraduate degrees. It got its current name in 2012.

    The college campus is currently located at Barnesville, Georgia. The official colors of the university are navy blue, white and yellow while its mascot is the Highlander. The athletic teams compete in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

    The college is divided into three schools offering 2 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 8 Bachelor of Sciences programs and 3 Associates of Arts programs. It is currently accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Gordon State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1852 [The Male and Female Seminary]
    • NicknameHighlanders
    • MascotHighlander
    • MottoWhere students flourish!
    • ColorsNavy blue, white, yellow
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Gordon State Alumni

    • Richard B. Russell Jr.

      Politics & Law

      former Governor of Georgia

    • Henry Prentice Miller

      Education & Advocacy

      former dean of Emory University

    • Rufus C. Harris

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Tulane University


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    Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw, Georgia

    Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia
    • 33,252 Total Students
    • 59% Acceptance Rate
    • 60% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 14,215 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a coeducational, public research institute with a core campus in Kennesaw, Georgia. The university has experienced several changes in name over its moderately short existence. The university was officially founded by the Georgia Board of Regents to be named Cobb County Junior College, however, when it was opened in 1966, it was named Kennesaw Junior College. Thirteen years later, the college became a four-year college and was renamed as Kennesaw College. At this time, Betty Siegel became the second president and the first female university president in the University System of Georgia, in 1981. Seven years later, the College was renamed Kennesaw State College.

    Kennesaw currently operates two campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw covering total area of 581 acres. The campuses contain several distinctive buildings and locations including A. L. Burruss Building, Campus Green, Kennesaw Hall, The Bentley Rare Book Gallery and The Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. There are also several featured buildings in the historic district representing the original campus as the University College, Pilcher Public Service and Library and Willingham Hall. The teams are knick-named the Owls. The campus official colors are black and gold.

    Kennesaw State introduces more than 100 qualified disciplinary, interdisciplinary and professional undergraduate and baccalaureate degree programs. Kennesaw State is steadily recognized in national rankings; U.S. News and World Report elevated KSU to the National University status, and ranked it 28th among Computer Info Tech programs nationally within the Best Online Graduate Programs. In 2004, KSU was acknowledged by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. KSU was re- acknowledged in 2007.

    KSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.October 9, 1963 (1963-10-09)
    • NicknameOwls
    • MascotScrappy the Owl, Sturgis
    • ColorsBlack and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Atlantic Sun Big South
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous KSU Alumni

    • Doug Stoner

      Politics & Law

      Georgia State Senator

    • James Wade

      Professional Sports

      professional basketball player

    • Arturo Char

      Politics & Law

      former Senator of Colombia

    • Dr. Newt Gingrich

      Politics & Law

      former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

    • Rhubarb Jones

      Education & Advocacy

      former radio disc jockey and professor of Mass Communications

    • Dr. Kerwin Swint

      Education & Advocacy

      author and professor of Political Science


  • LaGrange College Seal

    LaGrange College

    Lagrange, Georgia

    LaGrange College in Lagrange, Georgia
    • 1,028 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 31% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,530 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    LaGrange College is a private college for liberal arts and sciences located in LaGrange, Georgia. The college was established in 1831 by the Georgia Legislature under the name of LaGrange Female Academy. It was the first private college to be established in Georgia State. The academy was renamed in 1847 to LaGrange Female Institute. Four years later, the college moved to its current location at the highest point in LaGrange city which is called the Hill. In 1856, the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South purchased the college. The name was changed in 1934 to LaGrange College. In 1953, the college became a coeducational school following a decision by the Board of Trustees. In 1992, Callaway Foundation, Inc. donated land and facilities to the college that allowed doubling of the campus size.

    LaGrange campus currently covers 120 acres. The oldest building on campus is Smith Hall which is known as College Home. The building was named in honor of Mrs. Oreon Smith and it served as a hospital for soldiers during the civil war. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Other distinctive buildings include Broad Street Apartments, Callaway Auditorium, Cason J. Callaway Science Building, Fuller E. Callaway Academic Building, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Frank and Laura Lewis Library, Price Theater and Sunny Gables Alumni House. The official colors of the college are black and red while its mascot is called Panther. Its athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III and the USA South Conference.

    The college grants bachelor and master’s degrees in 28 majors, 15 minors and 9 pre-professional programs offered in regular classes in addition to 4 bachelor degree programs offered in evening courses. LaGrange is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. U.S. News and World Reports ranked the college among top 10 best values among Southern comprehensive colleges.

    LaGranga School Facts

    • Years Estd.1831
    • MascotPanther
    • ColorsRed and black
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous LaGranga Alumni

    • Terry Kay

      Politics & Law

      former first lady of Georgia State

    • Blake Clark

      Entertainment & Arts

      American Stand-up comedian and actor

    • R. Lee Walburn

      Entertainment & Arts

      Special effects animator for Warner Brothers

    • Elizabeth Carlock Harris

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award Winning producer of "Mad Men" and "Magic City"

    • Lee Crowe

      author of the best selling "To Dance with the White Dog"


  • Life University

    Marietta, Georgia

    • 2,710 Total Students
    • 59% Acceptance Rate
    • 53% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 301 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Life University is a private higher education institute located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia. It offers programs in health and wellness-oriented fields in addition to Chiropractic degree program. It was established in 1974 by Dr. Sid E. Williams under the name of Life Chiropractic College. It initially operated from the former location of a placer gold mine, next to Southern Technical Institute. Study started in the following year with 22 students. The name of the college was shortened in 1989 to Life College. In the following year, it became the largest chiropractic college.

    The university current campus is located in Marietta, Georgia covering 110 acres offering several distinctive facilities as five mile walking and jogging track, an outdoor amphitheater and LEED Certified housing as the Village Retreat. The University has also restored a 19th century village and gristmill located on campus. Other prominent facilities include The Ian Grassam Treehouse which is built between the trees and the lake. Socrates Café, which was opened in 2010, is the main dining area to the students. The university athletic teams, which are called the Running Eagles, compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I level in the Mid-South Conference starting 2013 – 2014 season.

    The university is divided into two colleges offering undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional programs. It grants Bachelor of Arts, bachelor of science, masters of arts and masters of science. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education for the chiropractic program.

    Life School Facts

    • Years Estd.1974 (1974)
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Luther Rice University & Seminary

    Lithonia, Georgia

    Luther Rice University & Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia
    • 1,154 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 100% Enrollment Rate
    • 23 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 13 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Luther Rice University & Seminary is a private Christian college and seminary located at  Lithonia, Georgia. It was established in 1962 by Robert Gee and five other pastors Witty in Jacksonville, Florida and was named in honor of Luther Rice who was an educator, missionary, and clergyman in the 19th century. In 1968, the school purchased its first property from the Central Baptist Church and returned the same property to the Church two years later, when the school purchased its administrative building. The college moved to its current location in Metro Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. The name of the school was changed in 2005 by a decision of the Trustees to Luther Rice University and to the current legal corporate name, Luther Rice College and Seminary, in 2015.

    The college offers 5 bachelor degree programs and 5 master’s degree programs. The seminary, on the other side, offers 2 master’s degree programs and a doctoral degree program. All programs offered at Luther Rice are also offered through online mode of study. Luther Rice is accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education in addition to being a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The tuition fees of Luther Rice are ranked among the lowest 10% of all private, non-profit, four-year schools according to the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center.

    Luther Rice School Facts

    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous Luther Rice Alumni

    • John Ankerberg

      Social Advocacy & Service

      American Christian evangelist and TV presenter

    • Stephen F. Olford

      Social Advocacy & Service

      20th-century Christian leader

    • Shelton Smith

      Social Advocacy & Service

      editor of The Sword of the Lord

    • Charles Frazier Stanley

      Social Advocacy & Service

      senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

    • Ric Steel

      Entertainment & Arts

      vocalist, instrumentalist, and cruise ship entertainer


  • Mercer University Seal

    Mercer University

    Macon, Georgia

    Mercer University in Macon, Georgia
    • 8,600 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,559 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mercer University is a private higher education institute located in Georgia. Making it the first private university to be established in Georgia. The first class at the university graduated in 1841 with only three students from the School of Law. In 2008, the board of trustees approved a 10-year strategic plan to make Mercer University one of the top private universities. Last year the university was able to get endowment of more than 275 million dollars in addition to around 100 million dollars as donations. In 2015, Mercer University was nominated among the four most decorated institutes on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

    The university has campuses in Macon, Savannah and Atlanta. Macon campus is the oldest of the three campuses and remains to be the main campus. Savannah and Atlanta campuses are dedicated for the medical school and the professional graduate school respectively. The School of law also has its own campus in Macon adjacent to Woodruff house which is a mansion built in 1836 and currently owned by the University. It is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. In addition to these campuses, the University announced in 2012 building a new campus in Columbus which is dedicated to the medical school with two regional hospitals; St. Francis and the Medical Center. Moreover, The university owns the Grand Opera House in Macon besides regional centers in Newnan, Henry County and Douglas County. The university has four libraries including Jack Tarver Library, the Medical Library, Furman Smith Law Library and Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library. Mercer’s Grand Opera house was inaugurated in 1884 as the largest stage in southeastern states and is currently listed on the national register of historic places. The official colors of the university are black and orange colors.

    Currently, Mercer University offers 130 fields of study in 12 different colleges and schools including EUGENE w. Steston School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education, Townsend School of Music, Penfield College for continuing and professional studies, Walter F. George School of Law, James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology and Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.

    Mercer School Facts

    • Years Estd.1833
    • NicknameBears
    • ColorsBlack and Orange
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Mercer Alumni

    • Budge Huskey

      Business & Industry

      President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate

    • Leila Denmark

      Science & Medicine

      Renowned pediatrician who practiced medicine after her 100 birthday

    • Steve Berry

      Entertainment & Arts

      author of several New York Times bestselling novels

    • Dr. Spencer Bidwell King III

      Science & Medicine

      Worldwide leader of interventional cardiology who developed of multipurpose technique of coronary arteriography

    • Edward J. Schutter

      Business & Industry

      Founder and CEO of Arbor Pharmaceutical company

    • John Birch

      Politics & Law

      US spy in China in the Second World War


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    Middle Georgia State University

    Macon, Georgia

    Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia
    • 7,676 Total Students
    • 63% Acceptance Rate
    • 78% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,160 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Middle Georgia State University is a higher education institute that is member of the University System of Georgia. The college was established in 1884 by the New Ebenezer Baptist Association. It was initially named New Ebenezer College and operated in the location that is currently known as Cochran Campus. The first building to be constructed on campus was completed in 1886 and the first class started in the following year consisting of around 100 students. In 1898, the college was closed since the financial support from the association was terminated. The campus was used by a high school for the city of Cochran for 15 years till the high school moved to another location leaving the campus unoccupied. In 1919, the campus was used to establish a branch for the Georgia State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts. The name of the college was changed in 1927 to Middle Georgia Agricultural and Mechanical Junior College while keeping as a branch to the main institute. It became an independent institute 2 years later under the name of Middle Georgia College. It became 2 years later member of the newly created University System of Georgia. During the World War II, the college hosted aviation classes for the U.S. Army Air Force. In 1965, Macon Junior College was established. In 2012, the two colleges merged into one institute under the name of Middle Georgia State College. In 2015, the institute got its current name as a university based on the decision of its board.

    Middle Georgia state main campus is located in Macon, Georgia covering more than 400 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings as Charles H. Jones Building. Additionally, the university has branch campuses which are 49-acre Dublin campus and 72-acre Warner Robins Campus in addition to Robins Resident Center. The official colors of the university are purple, gray and black while its mascot is called Duke.

    The university is divided into five schools and a college offering 75 academic programs granting certificates, associate and bachelor degrees. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    Middle Georgia State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1884 (1884)
    • NicknameKnights
    • MascotDuke
    • ColorsPurple, Gray, Black
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Paine College

    Augusta, Georgia

    • 555 Total Students
    • 31% Acceptance Rate
    • 11% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,790 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Paine College is a private historically black higher education institute located in Augusta, Georgia. The idea for establishment of the college was first proposed in 1869 by Bishop Lucius Henry Holsey. The college was established in 1882 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South and the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. The board of trustees in the same year and decided to name the college in honor of late Bishop Robert Paine for his role in organizing the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. It was decided in the same year to increase the number of board members from 6 to 18 recruiting the remaining members from outside Georgia to avoid viewing the college as local institute. The college received its charter in 1883 under the name of the Paine Institute and classes began in the following year. The institute relocated in 1886 to its present location on Fifteenth Street. In 1888, John Wesley Gilbert who was the college’s first student and first graduate became the first black faculty member. The name of the institute was changed in 1903 to the current one. The college was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1931 as a class B institute and was promoted in 1945 to a class B institute. In the same year, the college terminated its high school department. The college achieved full membership in the association in 1961.

    Paine campus covers around 64 acres offering several distinctive buildings and facilities as Peters Campus Center Dining and the Collins-Calloway Library. Part of the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Lions, compete in NCAA Division II as members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The official colors of the college are purple and white.

    The college is divided into 2 schools and 6 departments. It offers 16 undergraduate programs granting Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

    Paine School Facts

    • Years Estd.1882
    • NicknameLions
    • Motto"Rejoicing In Hope"
    • ColorsPurple and white
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous Paine Alumni

    • John Wesley Gilbert

      Science & Medicine

      first African-American archaeologist

    • Emma R. Gresham

      Politics & Law

      former mayor of Keysville, Georgia

    • Louis Lomax

      Entertainment & Arts

      first African American to appear on television as a newsman

    • Joseph Lowery

      Social Advocacy & Service

      president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    • Woodie W. White

      Social Advocacy & Service

      bishop of the United Methodist Church


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    Point University

    West Point, Georgia

    • 1,582 Total Students
    • 49% Acceptance Rate
    • 63% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 862 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Point University is a private Christian higher education institute located in West Point, Georgia. The university was established in 1937 by a judge in Fulton County. Hathcock and his wife were members of the Christian churches and churches of Christ and accordingly the college maintained the same affiliation. The college was initially located in the Atlanta suburb of East Point and was named Atlanta Christian College. Its campus was established on a 300-acre farm that was inherited by Mrs. Hathcock. The college aimed mainly on the preparation of students to become ministers, missionaries and other church-related workers. In 1965, the college received accreditation from the American Association of Bible Colleges. In 1990, the college got approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer from bachelor and associate degree programs. In 2011, the name of the college was changed to the current name. In 2011 also, the college was admitted to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  The athletic teams’ nickname was changed from the Chargers to the Skyhawks. Additionally, the main campus was moved in the following year to its current campus in West Point. The old campus continued to operate offering adult education programs. In 2014, the university was a founding member of the Sun conference.

    Point University campus covers 54 acres. Additionally, the university operates branch locations in Peachtree City, Savannah, and Birmingham, Ala. The official colors of the university are blue and gold.

    The university offers 17 academic programs. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Point School Facts

    • Years Estd.1937
    • NicknameSkyhawks
    • Motto_______ ___ _____ (Greek: Preach the Word)
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationChristian Churches and Churches of Christ

  • Thomas University

    Thomasville, Georgia

    • 1,182 Total Students
    • 43% Acceptance Rate
    • 75% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 361 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Thomas University is a private higher education institute located in Thomasville, Georgia. The College was established in 1950 and was named Birdwood Junior College. The college operated in a portion of Birdwood Plantation which was used as the winter house of W. Cameron Forbes, U.S. Ambassador to Japan and Governor General of the Philippines. The property was purchased one year before the college was chartered. Classes started at the college in 1954 with 9 students only. Three of them graduated 2 years later. In 1976, the college became independent of the Primitive Baptists changing its name to Thomas County Community College. In 1979, the college was recognized as non-sectarian and independent. The name was changed again in 1986 to Thomas College. Two years later, the college started offering 4-year college programs. Thomas College started offering graduate degree programs in 1998 after receiving approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to move from Level II to Level III status. The name of the college was changed two years later to the current name. In 2012, the university opened Magnolia Campus which is located 1 mile away from the main campus at the Magnolia Street and Pinetree Boulevard. In 2013, Smith-Bonvillian Hall was opened on the Forbes Campus. In 2016, the university accreditation was reaffirmed however; the university was placed under Warning Status.

    The university main campus, Forbes Campus, covers 29 acres while Magnolia campus covers 45 acres. Thomas athletic teams compete in the NAIA Division I as members of The Sun Conference. Their official colors are Hunter Green and white while their mascot is called Night Hawk.

    Thomas University is divided into 6 colleges and schools including Biscayne College. It offers 28 undergraduate and 44 graduate degree programs granting associate, bachelor and master’s degrees.

    TU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1950
    • NicknameNight Hawks
    • MascotNight Hawk
    • ColorsHunter Green and White
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Toccoa Falls College Seal

    Toccoa Falls College

    Toccoa Falls, Georgia

    Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Georgia
    • 937 Total Students
    • 45% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 759 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Toccoa Falls College is a private Christian college for liberal arts located in Toccoa, Georgia. The college was established in 1907 by R. A. Forrest in Golden Valley, North Carolina and was named Golden Valley Institute. In 1911, Forrest aimed at expanding the college campus by purchasing 100 acres and the Haddock Inn and the college was relocated to the new location in October of the same year. The school started then offering high school courses and was renamed Toccoa Falls Institute. In 1913, the Haddock Inn, which was the classroom and residence building, was destroyed by fire. Accordingly, classes were held in tents for a while till new buildings were established. In 1928, the high school courses were officially recognized by the state of Georgia under the name of Toccoa Falls High School. Toccoa Falls received its charter in 1937 from the state as a four college. It gained approval to grant bachelor degrees. In 1976, the high school program was terminated. The college faced a disaster in the following year, when the Kelly Barnes Dam collapsed. The dam was built by the college to generate electrical power. The collapse resulted in a flood caused by the drainage of a 40-acres lake that killed people and injured 60. Gate Cottage, which was one of the oldest buildings on campus, was completely destroyed by fire. In 2016, the college sold its radio stations, WTXR and WRAF, to Radio Training Network, Inc.

    The college current campus covers 1100 acres including the 57-meters Toccoa Falls. Prominent buildings on campus include LeTourneau Hall, Clary Science Building, McCarthy Hall, Gardner Administration Building, Forrest Hall, Fant Hall and Seby Jones Library. Toccoa athletic teams compete in NCCAA Division II. Their mascot is called Screaming Eagle.

    The college is divided into 4 schools and 10 departments including Fetterman School of Nursing. It offers 34 academic programs with some programs offered online.

    TFC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1907 (1907)
    • NicknameTFC
    • MascotScreaming Eagle
    • MottoWhere Character is Developed with Intellect
    • ColorsBlue and gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationChrist and Missionary Alliance Church

    Famous TFC Alumni

    • Aaron Shust

      Entertainment & Arts

      Contemporary Christian music artist


  • Truett-McConnell College Seal

    Truett-McConnell College

    Cleveland, Georgia

    • 2,017 Total Students
    • 91% Acceptance Rate
    • 47% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 485 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Truett McConnell University is a private Christian coeducational higher education institute. The university was established in 1946 by Georgia Baptist Convention. It was named after George W. Truett and Fernando C. McConnell. Classes started in the following year with 55 students. Truett McConnell received its accreditation in 1966 as a two year college. In 2002 the university had the accreditation to offer four years degrees. In 2003, new bachelor program in music was opened focusing specially on the music of churches. Two years later, new bachelors were made in Christian studies. In 2008, enrollment to the university decreased significantly due to the closure of some of its campuses. In 2010, the university had the approval to offer online degrees in its majors. In 2018, the university stopped selling Nike products. They calmed that the company ads include Colin Kaepernick that makes fun of their law, flag and troops.

    The university main campus is located in Cleveland, Georgia covering 225 acres. It has several distinctive buildings and facilities including Nix Student Center, Garrison Hall, Sewell Hall, Hood Building, Otwell Hall and Merritt Hall. The university athletic teams compete in the NAIA and the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Their official colors are blue and gold. The mascot of the university changed with time. Firstly, it was “Mountaineers” from 1951 till 1965, then it became Great Danes till 2005 when it finally became Bears since 2005 which is also the nickname of the athletic teams

    Truett McConnell is divided into 9 schools including the Hans Hut School of Business, the Peter and Gredel Walpot School of Education, the Conrad Grebel School of The Humanities and the Felix Manz School of Music. It offers 14 baccalaureate programs, 5 master’s programs in addition to a certification program. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Truett School Facts

    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationSouthern Baptist

    Famous Truett Alumni

    • Matt Papa

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Christian recording artist

    • Xavier Roberts

      Business & Industry

      Creator of the Cabbage Patch Kids toy line

    • Mitchell Wiggins

      Professional Sports

      NBA Player and father of NBA player Andrew Wiggins


  • Valdosta State University Seal

    Valdosta State University

    Valdosta, Georgia

    Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia
    • 11,302 Total Students
    • 50% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,564 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    VSU is a public higher education institute and is part of the University System of Georgia. The institute was founded in the year 1906 as concerned legislators and leaders championed for an educational institute. With the delay in funds appropriation, the newly founded South Georgia State Normal College opened its doors in 1913.

    Over the years the college made progress and in 1993 was made into Valdosta State University. It is based in Valdosta, Georgia, and is dedicated to providing education, learning and empowerment to its students; for personally and professionally successful futures.

    At VSU, students are prepared for challenges ahead and taught the discipline needed to achieve goals.  Students find more than 200 student organizations to take part in and be engaged in the pursuit of interests. These also help students in learning organizational, leadership and service skills. There is also the campus Greek life. There is also the Campus Activities Board which is responsible for bringing activities and events on the campus and is also open for student participation. These student-run initiatives present excellent opportunities for those looking for greater engagement and shaping into leaders. The campus holds events all year round and some of these events include Parents Weekend, Fall Explosion, Mayhem, Blazergate and many other recreational events. The campus encourages recreation and wellness among its students and also offers outdoor adventure, a recreation center, club sports and intramurals. Students also find volunteering opportunities, to work as civic leaders in different community service initiatives. There is also the popular Student Union which is always bustling with activities, educational, social, cultural and recreational in nature. The university has its athletic teams called Blazers competing at NCAA Division II. The campus colors are Red and Black and the mascot is the ‘Blazer’.

    Academic programs consist of 50+undergraduate programs and 40+ graduate programs. Its notable facilities are Odum Library, Bailey Science Center, Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus, Martin Hall Langdale College of Business Administration and James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education & Human Services.

    VSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1906
    • NicknameBlazers
    • MascotBlaze
    • ColorsRed and Black
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Gulf South
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous VSU Alumni

    • Lisa Blount

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress, Oscar-winning producer

    • Bruce Joyner

      Entertainment & Arts

      Lead singer of The Unknowns, Bruce Joyner and the Plantations and a distinguished solo career

    • Briny Baird

      Professional Sports

      Professional golfer on PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour

    • David Walsh

      Business & Industry

      CEO and Chairman of Genband, Chairman of NETAS

    • Randy Brinson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Christian right activist and gastroenterologist from Montgomery, Alabama

    • David Ratcliffe

      Business & Industry

      Retired CEO of Fortune 500 Southern Company

    • Justin Lewis

      Science & Medicine

      Software designer and entrepreneur, and one of the founders of NationalField, a software company that makes private social networks

    • Debra Fordham

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy-nominated writer and producer for sitcom Scrubs and series Army Wives


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    Wesleyan College

    Macon, Georgia

    Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia
    • 708 Total Students
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Wesleyan is a present-day private institute, a liberal arts college that initially began as a female college called Georgia Female College, and continues to be so. It was chartered in 1836 and came into being through the efforts of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the citizens of the region, in an attempt to commit towards the education of their women.

    It was in 1917 that it was named as Wesleyan College. It is situated in Macon, Georgia and being the first institute in the world history to be granting degrees to women, it continues on its mission to impact the lives of its women seeking knowledge, excellence and purpose in life.

    For students at Wesleyan, there exists every opportunity serving as building blocks for a successful future ahead. Life starts with an interactive, fun and integrating orientation session where students are introduced to what the campus has to offer. Students find to their interests student-run clubs where they get to meet new people and learn and engage with them. It also offers academic support for its students in making better choices and career development services to help them carve successful careers. Furthermore, understanding its environmental responsibility, the university also undertakes various sustainability initiatives; from recycling to holding awareness and educational events at the campus. There are also faith-based activities for the students such as student-led ministry, chapel and celebrating religious traditions. An important initiative working on the campus is the ‘Lane Center’ which provides leadership learning and community services opportunities and initiatives helping students engage on and off campus. The college also has its athletic teams competing at NCAA Division III. Its teams are called Wolves and its official campus colors are Deep Purple and Lavender.

    The academic programs at Wesleyan consist of undergraduate programs with 29 majors and 32 minors and, eight pre-professional programs. The notable facilities on campus are Lucy Lester Willett Memorial Library, Munroe Science Center, Olive Swann Porter Student Life Center, Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building, Taylor Hall, Valeria McCullough Murphy Art Building, Pierce Chapel and more.

    Wesleyan School Facts

    • Years Estd.Chartered 1836, opened 1839
    • NicknameWolves (formerly Pioneers)
    • MottoScientia et pietas (Latin); First for Women
    • Motto Eng.Knowledge and devotion
    • ColorsDeep purple and lavender
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous Wesleyan Alumni

    • Ellamae Ellis League

      Business & Industry

      Architect from Macon, first woman FAIA from Georgia

    • Toni Jennings

      Politics & Law

      Lieutenant Governor of Florida

    • Phaedra Parks

      Entertainment & Arts

      Entertainment attorney and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta

    • Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald

      Education & Advocacy

      Founder of the first woman's secret society at a women's college

    • Kathryn Stripling Byer

      Entertainment & Arts

      Poet and teacher; North Carolina Award in Literature and North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2001

    • Rebecca Caudill

      Entertainment & Arts

      Children's literature author

    • Sara Branham Matthews

      Science & Medicine

      Microbiologist



All Top Colleges in Georgia

  • Bauder College

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • 42 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Bauder began its journey in the year 1964 and gradually moved towards its academic growth as a college.  Within some time, it started two new programs at its campus and very soon, also started to uplift its campus life. Throughout the early years of its life, its success was not impeded and by 2011 added Nursing Programs as an attempt to stand on an equal footing with other colleges. However, presently the college has closed down.

    Bauder College operated as a Private institution and was based in Atlanta, Georgia. Before it ended, the college served as an important institute serving and contributing to the region of Atlantic and the entire country by preparing individuals for a professional journey ahead of their lives.

    The college offered program and courses relevant to developing the skills of its students to be better prepared in the fields they choose. The fields of study mainly consisted of technical fields and disciplines that require a more practical approach and with resources and facilities; the college equipped its students with the best knowledge and training to be successful in their careers. It offered exclusively undergraduate programs with 13 majors in the disciplines of nursing, allied health, business, information technology, design, legal studies and criminal justice.

    Bauder School Facts

    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Clark Atlanta University Seal

    Clark Atlanta University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia
    • 3,661 Total Students
    • 51% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,611 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    CAU is a private historically black university that was founded through the consolidation of two separate institutes. Atlanta University is the older of the two and was founded by the American Missionary Association in the year 1865. The other which started as Clark College was founded by Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 1869. The two institutes, who by then had become universities, came together under a single name in 1988.

    Clark Atlanta University is situated in Atlanta, Georgia and has grown to become a forward thinking research institute. The institute has the tradition of being a culturally, ethically, racially diverse and rich and has adopted a global approach to preparing students as future leaders.

    Students at CAU are provided with every opportunity of student development. There is New Student Orientation where new students are introduced around the campus, while also providing the opportunity for leadership development for other students. There are student clubs and organisations as well as Student Government Association (SGA). Interesting traditions include House of Delegates, which looks over the legislative aspect of the SGA and The Royal Court, which provides ambassadors for the university. There is equal attention given to religious development of the students, and the Office of Religious Life works hard to connect students with religion and spirituality. There is also Career and Professional Development which not only provides with job searches but also prepares for interviews, helps with career choices through counselling; it also holds career fairs. There is athletic participation by the university; the teams take part in NCAA Division II. The campus colors are Red, Black and Gray.

    Academic offerings at CAU consist of Bachelors degree programs, Masters Degree programs as well as Doctorate program. There are altogether 28 majors offered under the degree programs. The prominent facilities at the campus are AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library, Rufus E. Clement Hall, Thomas Cole Research Center and Bishop L. Henderson Student Center.

    CAU School Facts

    • Years Estd.July 1, 1988 (1988-07-01)Atlanta University (1865)Clark College (1869)
    • NicknameBlack Panther
    • Motto"I'll Find a Way or Make One" (Atlanta University); "Culture for Service" (Clark College)
    • ColorsRed, Black, Gray
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous CAU Alumni

    • Grace Towns Hamilton

      Politics & Law

      First African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly

    • Ralph Abernathy

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Civil rights activist

    • Alexander Jefferson

      Politics & Law

      Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a member of the Tuskegee Airmen

    • Kenny Leon

      Entertainment & Arts

      Tony Award winning Broadway and film director; was also former artistic director of Atlanta's Alliance Theatre

    • Nnegest Likke

      Entertainment & Arts

      Movie director and screenwriter

    • Valeisha Butterfield Jones

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), political strategist, youth and women’s activist; also author and media personality

    • Otis Johnson

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Savannah, Georgia

    • Marva Collins

      Education & Advocacy

      Educator; founder and director of the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, Illinois


  • Covenant College

    Lookout Mountain, Georgia

    Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
    • 1,102 Total Students
    • 94% Acceptance Rate
    • 45% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 615 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Covenant is a Christian liberal arts college and a Private institute. It was founded in the year 1955 as an institute of the Bible Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, California. Within a year it relocated and ended its affiliation with church and found itself affiliated with Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The college made huge progress all this while and needed to expand its facilities and found its permanent home in the Lookout Mountain, Georgia in a hotel built in 1928.

    Covenant College finds its values rooted in both the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions and so seeks to be a place where its students explore their identity, develop their vision, harness their ideas and discover the truth, helping steward their communities in the right direction while also finding success in their professions.

    Students who find themselves at Covenant never run out of opportunities for learning and to be involved with their fellow students. There are also more than 30 student organisations presenting a variety of activities which provide a friendly, engaging environment to learn, lead and grow in a collaborative sphere. There are opportunities to work as student leaders with Campus Activities Board with planning and organising student events throughout the year, Diversity Leaders that help with intercultural interactivity, serving in Orientation Team or as Resident Assistants and others. Spiritual life forms an important element of life at campus and so there is Chapel that regulates activities such as praying together, discipleship, mentoring or its unique Mark 10:45 Program where students contribute volunteering hours at the local churches. There are also annual traditional campus events which are Kilter, Bakertree Festival, Exam Cram Breakfast, Around Founders, Mac Movie Night and more. The college is member at NCAA Division III and its teams take part in intercollegiate competition. Its official colors are Blue and White.

    The academic programs at Covenant include undergraduate programs in 28 academic disciplines and two Master’s degree programs. Its notable facilities are Anna E. Kresge Memorial Library, Carter Hall Belz Hall, Schmidt Hall, Rayburn Hall, Maclellan/Rymer Hall and few more.

    Covenant School Facts

    • Years Estd.1955
    • NicknameThe Scots
    • Motto"In All Things Christ Preeminent"
    • Colorsblue & white
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationThe Presbyterian Church in America

    Famous Covenant Alumni

    • Joel Belz

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Founder of God's World Publications; and former publisher at WORLD Magazine

    • Isaac Wardell

      Entertainment & Arts

      Musician at Bifrost Arts, The Welcome Wagon

    • Randy Nabors

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pastor at New City Fellowship in Chattanooga, Tennessee

    • Michael Cromartie

      Education & Advocacy

      Former chair at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom; also Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

    • Marty Marquis

      Entertainment & Arts

      Guitar, keyboard, and vocals for Blitzen Trapper


  • Emory University Seal

    Emory University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
    • 13,788 Total Students
    • 24% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 20,492 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Emory University was established by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1836 and was named Emory College after the Methodist John Emory. It was located in Oxford, Georgia till it relocated, eighty years later, to its current campus in DeKalb County getting its current name of Emory University. The University is the second oldest private university in Georgia and among the oldest fifty private universities in USA. It has also been ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide according to Times Higher education ranking with financial endowment of more than 6 billion dollar.

    Emory University has a huge campus covering more than 600 acres heavily planted with maples, oak, pine and magnolias. The campus includes Michael C. Carlos Museum which contains one of the largest artifacts collections in the United States. It also has the largest health system in Georgia composed of seven major hospitals including the internationally well-known Emory University Hospital and its branch hospital in Midtown. Emory University is also known for its strong partnerships with East Asian institutes. It runs Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology. Emory also administers the Confucius Institute in Atlanta in partnership with Nanjing University. Moreover, Emory University has increasingly strong partnership with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

    The university offers more than 70 undergraduate programs in addition to postgraduate and professional programs. It is divided into two undergraduate schools, 5 graduate schools in addition to two schools having both undergraduate and graduate students. These include Emory college of arts and sciences, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Laney Graduate School, Rollins School of Public Health and Candler School of Theology.

    Emory School Facts

    • Years Estd.1836
    • NicknameEagles
    • MottoCor prudentis possidebit scientiam (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.The wise heart seeks knowledge
    • ColorsBlue
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – UAA
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous Emory Alumni

    • Alben Barkley

      Politics & Law

      Former vice president of the United States

    • Isaac Stiles Hopkins

      Science & Medicine

      founding president of Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Bobby Jones

      Professional Sports

      One of the best golfers of all time and founder of the Masters Golf Tournament

    • Lee-Hong Koo

      Politics & Law

      Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea

    • Sonny Carter

      Science & Medicine

      NASA Astronaut

    • Duncan L. Niederauer

      Business & Industry

      CEO of New York Exchange Stock


  • Georgia Christian University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • 239 Total Students
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Georgia Christian University, commonly known as GCU, is a Jesus Christ high educational institute that is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was established in 1993 as the Immanuel Original Bible Institute in Alabama. At that time, it focused only on Biblical languages and Biblical interpretation studies. In 1995, Immanuel Original Bible Institute changed its name to be School of Theological Seminary in Georgia and its location to Alpharetta at the northern region of Atlanta. In 1998, a new larger land was chosen to build a larger campus near the city of Lawrenceville in Georgia. Consequently, in that duration, a new board of trustees was chosen who decided not only to change the name of the institute to be Georgia School of Theology but also established a new connection with Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, one of the most famous Theological institutions in the U.S. following Presbyterian Church that ended in a short time. It was divided into two independent sections on August, 2002; The first one was concerned with religious studies, while the second one was an authorized university. This division continued over the years till now in GCU. In 2003, the university officially started to offer bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in liberal studies in addition to the religious ones. Finally, it moved to its current location in Atlanta, Georgia where it can expand physically and academically.

    GCU provides students with skills, awareness and Christian essentials along with outstanding higher education. its mission is to develop responsible citizens capable of serving the church, the national society and the international community.

    The University consists of 5 colleges and schools through offering 4 undergraduate degrees, 7 masters degrees, and 2 doctoral degrees in a number of liberal as well as religious fields of study

    GCU School Facts

    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Georgia Gwinnett College Seal

    Georgia Gwinnett College

    Lawrenceville, Georgia

    • 11,468 Total Students
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Georgia Gwinnett College, also known as Georgia Gwinnett or GGC, is a public four-year degree granting educational institute that is located in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia. In 1994, Gwinnett County leaders decided to purchase a 160 acres land to establish the first four-year college in Gwinnett County. In 2005, the board members voted for the name of GGC. By the end of 2005, several bachelor degrees have been approved as a first stage of the college inauguration. It opened its doors in 2006 as the first public four-year college founded in Georgia since the last 100 years and in the U.S in the 21st century. In 2009, the college was approved to be able to apply for research grants and expand its academic programs. Its campus expanded in 2010 to include a library, first residential halls and learning center. Gwinnett County, where GGC is located, is characterized by a combination of the atmosphere of small towns and the facilities available in the surrounding large cities. The campus is located only 30 miles away from Atlanta where many commercial sites could be found.

    GGC offers an integrated campus that consists of many buildings and facilities suitable for conducting classes and activities to students.

    GGC is rated as one of the top ten public colleges in the southern region by U.S. News & World Report magazine in 2017. Also, it was recognized as the most diverse four-year college in the southern region among both private and public institutes by U.S. News & World Report magazine from 2015 till 2017. It is also ranked as one of the top 10 percent in the U.S. according to the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

    The college consists of 6 schools through which offering more than 10 undergraduate degrees with 12 majors and 40 concentrations in liberal arts and sciences.

    Georgia Gwinnett School Facts

    • Years Estd.May 10, 2005
    • NicknameGrizzlies
    • Mascot"General"
    • ColorsGreen Gray
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNAIA
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Morehouse College Seal

    Morehouse College

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2,167 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,288 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Morehouse College is a private historically black higher education institute for men. The college was established in 1867 under the name of Augusta Institute. The institute operated initially in Springfield Baptist Church which is the oldest African American church in the United States. It relocated in 1879 from Augusta to Atlanta changing its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary. The college later purchased 4 acres in downtown Atlanta. It was supported from the American Baptist Home Mission Society. In 1885, the college relocated to its current location which was donated by John D. Rockefeller, a prominent Baptist and industrialist. In 1913, the name of the college was changed to its current name in honor of Henry L. Morehouse who was the corresponding secretary of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. In 1929, the college entered a partnership with Clark College and Spelman College. The agreement evolved later to establish the Atlanta University Center. In 1975, the college established its school of medicine which separated six years later into an independent institute. In 2013, President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the college 129th commencement ceremony and was then granted an honorary doctoral degree.

    Morehouse campus is located near downtown Atlanta covering 61 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings as Archer Athletic Hall, B. T. Harvey Stadium, Brawley Hall, Brazeal Hall, DuBois Hall, Graves Hall, Martin Luther King International Chapel, Nabrit-Mapp-McBay Hall, Robert Hall, Sale Hall and Wheeler Hall. The campus contains also prominent monuments including a bronze statue for Martin Luther King and an obelisk named after Howard Thurman. Additionally, the campus is the site for the graves of two of its former presidents. The official colors of the university are maroon and white while its mascot is called the maroon tiger. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II as members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

    Morehouse School Facts

    • Years Estd.1867
    • NicknameMaroon Tigers
    • MascotThe Maroon Tiger
    • MottoLatin: "Et Facta Est Lux"
    • Motto Eng.And there was light
    • ColorsMaroon and White
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II SIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Morehouse Alumni

    • Martin Luther King Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      leader in the Civil Rights Movement

    • Samuel Leroy Jackson

      Entertainment & Arts

      American actor and film producer

    • Edwin Moses

      Professional Sports

      Olympic gold medalist

    • Walter E. Massey

      Business & Industry

      former chairman of Bank of America

    • Maynard Jackson

      Politics & Law

      the first African-American mayor of Atlanta


  • Oglethorpe University Seal

    Oglethorpe University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia
    • 1,155 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,768 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Oglethorpe University is a private higher education institute of liberal arts located in Atlanta, Georgia. The university was established by the Presbyterian Church in 1835 in Midway, just south of Milledgeville. The school was closed in 1868 because of the civil war. In 1870, the college was relocated to Atlanta when it became the state capital at the current location of the City Hall. The school closed its doors again in 1872 because of financial difficulties. In 1913, Oglethorpe received a new charter as a non-denominational college. Three years later, the college moved to its current location in Brookhaven. In 1965, Oglethorpe was recognized as a college and became a university again in 1972.

    The university has a suburban campus covering 100 acres. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Conant Performing Arts Center, Lupton Hall, Phoebe Hearst Hall, Lowry Hall, Goslin Hall, J. Mack Robinson Hall and Hermance Stadium. The university operates a museum of art which hosts the South and Skylight galleries. The university also hosts the first and most complete time capsule which is known as “the Crypt of Civilization”. The capsule was cited by the Guinness Book of World Records during the 50th anniversary of its sealing. Oglethorpe competes in NCAA Division III as members of the Southern Athletic Association.  Its official colors are black and gold while its mascot is called Stormy Petrel.

    Students at Oglethorpe are allowed to choose among 60 areas of study or to design their own program. Programs are divided into 30 majors and 35 minors. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university also operates Atlanta Language Center to support foreign students who plan to study at the United States.

    Oglethorpe School Facts

    • Years Estd.1835
    • NicknameStormy Petrels
    • MascotStormy Petrel
    • MottoNescit Cedere
    • ColorsBlack and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Oglethorpe Alumni

    • Luke Appling

      Professional Sports

      member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

    • Charles Weltner

      Politics & Law

      Georgia Supreme Court Justice

    • John Burke

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy-nominated pianist and composer

    • Andy Milford

      Business & Industry

      founder and CEO of RDPSoft

    • Dar'shun Kendrick

      Politics & Law

      Georgia politician and lawyer


  • Piedmont College Seal

    Piedmont College

    Demorest, Georgia

    Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia
    • 2,264 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,135 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Piedmont College is a private liberal arts higher education institute located in Demorest and Athens, Georgia. The college was established in 1897 by residents of the Habersham County, Georgia under the name of J.S. Green Collegiate Institute. In 1901, the college changed its name to Piedmont College and started to be administered by the New England Congregational Churches. This administration continued till 1948 when the college became an independent institute. The institute kept its affiliation with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. In 1994, the college added 2 new schools to its existing programs and opened 2 years later a branch campus in Athens, Georgia. This period witnessed also expansion of the Demorest campus by addition of several facilities.

    The college campus covers around 300 acres in Habersham County in Demorest. It is a residential campus offering 10 dormitories as Swanson, Mayflower, New Bedford, Wallace and Plymouth. Important buildings and facilities on campus include Daniel Hall, the Arrendale Library, Camp Hall, the President’s Home, the Smith-Williams Studios, Martens Hall in addition to athletic facilities as Walker Fields and the Johnny Mize Athletic Center. The college also operates the off-campus Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art which is located downtown Demorest.  Athens branch campus consists of 7 buildings including Commons Hall and Lane Hall. The college athletic teams, who are known as the Lions, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the USA South Athletic Conference. The official colors of the college are dark green and gold.

    Piedmont is divided into 4 schools including the Harry W. Walker School of Business and the R.H. Daniel School of Nursing & Health Sciences. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to 2 other accrediting entities providing accreditation to specific programs.

    Piedmont School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 1, 1897
    • NicknameLions
    • MascotLion,
    • MottoLux (Light)
    • ColorsDark Green and Gold
    • LocationGeorgia
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III; USA South Athletic Conference
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Church of Christ

    Famous Piedmont Alumni

    • Phillip M. Landrum

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Congressman

    • Johnny Mize

      Professional Sports

      former Major League Baseball player

    • Diana Palmer

      Entertainment & Arts

      author of many novels including Diamond Girl

    • Jonathan Clark Rogers

      Science & Medicine

      former president of North Georgia College and the University of Georgia

    • Jason Smith

      Professional Sports

      soccer coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks


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