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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 terms of yearly trade school graduations, Georgia is ranked #5 in the country with 34,840 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,337 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $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 2,083 full-time undergraduates at CGTC, and 8,244 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CGTC is $20,000.

#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 4,003, which includes 1,538 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of Savannah Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,700 a year. Savannah Tech has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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 1,739 full-time undergraduates at West Georgia Technical College, and 7,074 students altogether. 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

The total student population at Georgia Northwestern Technical College is 6,616, which includes 1,855 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

6% of Georgia Northwestern Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 882 full-time undergraduates at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, and 4,669 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 3,797, which includes 1,248 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,000 during the early-career years.

#7

Chattahoochee Technical College

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

There are 2,822 full-time undergraduates at Chattahoochee Technical College, and 10,184 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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 2,037 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 9,539 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at GTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,523 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#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 4,498, which includes 780 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 typical student loan amount is $1,450 a year.

Students who graduate from Coastal Pines Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Southern Crescent Technical College is 5,246, which includes 1,404 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Southern Crescent Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Crescent Technical College is $23,800.

#11

Southern Regional Technical College

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

There are 4,973 students at Southwest Georgia Technical College in total, 1,500 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,246 full-time undergraduates at Lanier Technical College, and 4,616 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Lanier Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,906 a year.

Students who graduate from Lanier Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Augusta Technical College

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

The total student population at Augusta Technical College is 4,237, which includes 1,677 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of Augusta Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Ogeechee Technical College is 2,079, which includes 836 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 3,489 students at Columbus Technical College in total, 1,081 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Columbus Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbus Technical College is $22,400.

#16

South Georgia Technical College

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

There are 2,117 students at South Georgia Technical College in total, 1,000 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at South Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,290 a year.

Students who graduate from South Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Athens Technical College

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

There are 4,756 students at Athens Technical College in total, 964 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

3% of Athens Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 1,269 full-time undergraduates at Albany Technical College, and 3,285 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

53% of Albany Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Oconee Fall Line Technical College is 1,859, which includes 410 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from OFTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

North Georgia Technical College

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

The total student population at North Georgia Technical College is 2,697, which includes 858 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%.

Students who graduate from North Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Southeastern Technical College

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

There are 1,972 students at Southeastern Technical College in total, 378 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Southeastern Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 1,013 full-time undergraduates at United Education Institute-Morrow, and 1,013 students altogether. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close 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 912 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and 3,406 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Georgia Piedmont Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 715 full-time undergraduates at Fortis College - Smyrna, and 715 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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 22,715 undergraduates at GaSou, of which 19,172 are full-time, and there are 26,054 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GaSou is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 57% of students at GaSou take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GaSou is $33,700.

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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