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108 Colleges
34,840 Yearly Graduations
$37,881 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,356 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. Georgia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,470 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,289 per year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,339 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 1,820 full-time undergraduates at CGTC, and 8,140 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% 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
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,649 students at Savannah Tech in total, 1,237 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $1,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at West Georgia Technical College is 6,437, which includes 1,754 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,338 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Georgia Technical College is $23,500.

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 6,608, which includes 1,922 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,323 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

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

There are 722 full-time undergraduates at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, and 3,709 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $1,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,300 during the early-career years.

#6

Atlanta Technical College

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

There are 818 full-time undergraduates at Atlanta Area Tech, and 3,030 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,158 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 $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

The total student population at Chattahoochee Technical College is 9,432, which includes 2,560 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

1% of Chattahoochee Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,713 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Gwinnett Technical College

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

There are 1,811 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 8,576 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at GTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,634 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 3,606, which includes 615 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 $1,569 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

There are 5,232 students at Southern Crescent Technical College in total, 1,333 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Southern Crescent Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,905 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Southern Crescent Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 4,154, which includes 1,191 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

1% of Southwest Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $718 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 5,045 students at Lanier Technical College in total, 1,194 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,373 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lanier Technical College is $25,200.

#13

Augusta Technical College

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

There are 3,863 students at Augusta Technical College in total, 1,380 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Augusta Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,349 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

#14

Ogeechee Technical College

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

There are 2,153 students at Ogeechee Technical College in total, 813 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

9% of Ogeechee Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,800 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,500 during the early-career years.

#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 2,999, which includes 944 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Columbus Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,061 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% 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

There are 1,814 students at South Georgia Technical College in total, 762 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

1% of South Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,950 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
$3,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,294 students at Athens Technical College in total, 872 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 average amount of student loans is $3,300 a year.

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

#18

Albany Technical College

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

There are 3,022 students at Albany Technical College in total, 1,131 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,199 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,300 during the early-career years.

#19

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Sandersville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
753 Yearly Degrees
$3,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,835 students at OFTC in total, 383 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,055 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,500 during the early-career years.

#20

North Georgia Technical College

Clarkesville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
683 Yearly Degrees
$3,022 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,548 students at North Georgia Technical College in total, 808 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,293 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% 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

There are 1,792 students at Southeastern Technical College in total, 293 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% 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

The total student population at United Education Institute-Morrow is 1,314, which includes 1,314 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Roughly 96% of students at United Education Institute-Morrow take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,427 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%.

#23

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Clarkston, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$3,178 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,615 students at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in total, 616 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

2% of Georgia Piedmont Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,450 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Piedmont Technical College is $23,500.

#24

Fortis College - Smyrna

Smyrna, Georgia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$14,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 678 full-time undergraduates at Fortis College - Smyrna, and 678 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at Fortis College - Smyrna take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% 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
$6,485 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,949 students at GaSou in total, 23,469 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,453 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GaSou is 4.6 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,503 a year. GaSou has a 7.0% 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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