Sep 21, 2017


Located in the southeast of the United States, Georgia shares borders with Florida to the south, Alabama to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, and South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Total population for the state was estimated at 9,687,653, according to the 2010 Census. Atlanta is the state capital. Other major cities include Athens, Savannah, Columbus, and Augusta.

GeorgiaA 2014 ranking by CNBC rated Georgia the best state for business. The state is home to 17 companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 list, including Home Depot, United Parcel Service, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Aflac, The Southern Company, Genuine Parts, First Data Corporation, AGCO Corporation, Rock-Tenn Company, SunTrust Banks, HD Supply Holdings, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Mohawk Industries, NCR Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid, and Asbury Automotive Group.

The University System of Georgia includes the University of Georgia, which is the oldest public university in the United States. There are almost 70 public colleges, universities, and technical colleges in the state, as well as over 45 private institutes of higher learning.

Top Reasons to Study in Georgia

  • Education Opportunities: Georgia is home to some of the top universities in the country, including Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia – three colleges that are all ranked among the US News 2014 Best Colleges in America.
  • Employment Prospects: Georgia is a major aviation and aerospace hub, attracting many of the top companies in the industry. Georgia’s WHartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest airport in the world according to the Airports Council International.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool  to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Savannah College of Art and Design Liberal Arts,Management,Nursing Private >10,000 Request Info

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Georgia, contact the Georgia Department of Education.

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