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108 Colleges
34,840 Yearly Graduations
$37,349 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,063 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 34,840 students received a trade school degree from a college in Georgia, making it rank #5 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Georgia is $9,337 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,149 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,266 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,897 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,219 students at CGTC in total, 2,185 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at CGTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,507 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CGTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,897 Yearly Degrees
$3,022 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Savannah Technical College is 3,817, which includes 1,440 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Savannah Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,700 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Savannah Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,796 Yearly Degrees
$3,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,184 students at West Georgia Technical College in total, 1,803 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

15% of West Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,503 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,613 Yearly Degrees
$3,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,837 students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in total, 1,635 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,387 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,603 Yearly Degrees
$3,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 4,773, which includes 946 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

3% of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,449 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is $20,300.

#6

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,515 Yearly Degrees
$3,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Atlanta Technical College is 3,562, which includes 1,303 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

47% of Atlanta Area Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Atlanta Area Tech is $19,000.

#7

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,468 Yearly Degrees
$3,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chattahoochee Technical College is 10,483, which includes 2,832 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,521 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chattahoochee Technical College is $24,400.

#8

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,420 Yearly Degrees
$3,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,964 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 9,124 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,523 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GTC is $28,600.

#9

Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,327 Yearly Degrees
$2,759 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Coastal Pines Technical College is 3,467, which includes 703 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

1% of Coastal Pines Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,450 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coastal Pines Technical College is $20,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,311 Yearly Degrees
$3,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,905 students at Southern Crescent Technical College in total, 1,363 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,800 during the early-career years.

#11

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,256 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Regional Technical College is 4,637, which includes 1,401 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Southwest Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,783 a year.

#12

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,238 Yearly Degrees
$3,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lanier Technical College is 4,051, which includes 1,092 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,906 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#13

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,146 Yearly Degrees
$3,232 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,847 full-time undergraduates at Augusta Technical College, and 4,409 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Augusta Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,942 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Augusta Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,039 Yearly Degrees
$3,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 783 full-time undergraduates at Ogeechee Technical College, and 2,014 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

6% of Ogeechee Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,081 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ogeechee Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,016 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbus Technical College is 3,301, which includes 1,073 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

1% of Columbus Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,289 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

#16

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,008 Yearly Degrees
$3,662 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Georgia Technical College is 2,083, which includes 1,008 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of South Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,290 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Georgia Technical College is $19,600.

#17

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
948 Yearly Degrees
$2,794 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,130 full-time undergraduates at Athens Technical College, and 4,567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,098 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
830 Yearly Degrees
$2,996 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,213 full-time undergraduates at Albany Technical College, and 3,181 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Albany Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Sandersville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
753 Yearly Degrees
$3,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 318 full-time undergraduates at OFTC, and 1,428 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at OFTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,695 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OFTC is $17,500.

#20

North Georgia Technical College

Clarkesville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
683 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,612 students at North Georgia Technical College in total, 908 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

2% of North Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,731 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Georgia Technical College is $19,800.

#21

Southeastern Technical College

Vidalia, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
522 Yearly Degrees
$3,127 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeastern Technical College is 1,817, which includes 378 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

3% of Southeastern Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,150 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
433 Yearly Degrees

There are 856 students at United Education Institute-Morrow in total, 856 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

95% of United Education Institute-Morrow students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,310 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

#23

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Clarkston, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$3,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 922 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and 3,374 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

34% of Georgia Piedmont Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,319 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgia Piedmont Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Fortis College - Smyrna

Smyrna, Georgia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$14,255 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fortis College - Smyrna is 613, which includes 613 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

80% of Fortis College - Smyrna students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,594 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis College - Smyrna is $25,600.

#25

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
292 Yearly Degrees
$6,463 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,130 undergraduates at GaSou, of which 19,502 are full-time, and there are 26,408 students altogether. It takes the average GaSou undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,543 a year. GaSou has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,700 during the early-career years.

Other Georgia Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Atlanta 285
27 Georgia Career Institute 276
28 Altierus Career College - Norcross 274
29 Elaine Sterling Institute 246
30 Miller-Motte College Augusta 234
31 South University’s online programs 232
32 Middle Georgia State University 225
33 Kennesaw State University 188
34 Paul Mitchell the School Esani 180
35 Atlanta School of Massage 171
36 Lincoln College of Technology - Marietta 170
37 Miller-Motte College Columbus 161
38 Woodruff Medical Training and Testing 159
39 Albany State University 147
40 Helms College 141
41 Miller-Motte College Macon 136
42 Clayton State University 130
42 Interactive College of Technology - Chamblee 130
44 Georgia Institute of Cosmetology 111
45 Empire Beauty School-Morrow 104
46 Dalton State College 91
47 Woodruff Medical Testing & Training 90
48 The Art Institute of Atlanta 87
49 Augusta University 81
50 International School of Skin Nailcare & Massage Therapy 79
51 Omnitech Institute 76
52 Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta 74
52 Valdosta State University 74
54 Pro Way Hair School 70
55 Gwinnett College - Lilburn 68
56 South University, Savannah 64
56 Columbus State University 64
58 Gwinnett College - Sandy Springs 63
59 New Horizons Medical Institute 60
59 Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw 60
61 Empire Beauty School-Gwinnett 58
61 Herzing University - Atlanta 58
63 New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder 57
63 Keune Academy by 124 57
65 Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails 55
66 University of West Georgia 51
66 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Atlanta 51
68 Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service 45
68 Grady Health System Professional Schools 45
70 Georgia State University-Perimeter College 44
71 Georgia Highlands College 43
71 Gwinnett College - Marietta Campus 43
73 Hogan Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics 40
74 Empire Beauty School-Savannah 39
74 Empire Beauty School-Dunwoody 39
76 Empire Beauty School-Northlake 37
77 Savannah State University 36
78 College of Coastal Georgia 34
79 Empire Beauty School-Augusta 32
80 Spelman College 31
81 Georgia State University 29
82 Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology 26
82 Brenau University 26
84 American InterContinental University - Atlanta 25
85 Augusta School of Massage 23
85 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 23
87 Fort Valley State University 22
88 University of Georgia 21
89 Reinhardt University 19
89 Georgia College & State University 19
89 Piedmont College 19
92 University of North Georgia 18
93 Gordon State College 17
93 Andrew College 17
95 Emory University 14
95 DeVry University - Georgia 14
97 Berry College 13
98 Thomas University 12
98 Profile Institute of Barber-Styling 12
100 Institute of Medical Ultrasound 8
101 University of Phoenix - Georgia 6
102 Interactive College of Technology - Morrow 5
103 Mercer University 4
104 Life University 3
104 Interactive College of Technology - Gainesville 3
106 Point University 0
106 MAK Beauty Institute 0
106 National American University - Kings Bay 0

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