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105 Colleges
33,348 Yearly Graduations
$37,398 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,145 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 33,348 students received a trade school degree from a college in Georgia, making it rank #4 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,350 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,188 a year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Georgia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,286 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,505 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,140 students at CGTC in total, 1,820 are full-time undergraduates. 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 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CGTC is $24,689.

Public Public vs. Private
1,964 Yearly Degrees
$3,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,608 students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in total, 1,922 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

8% of Georgia Northwestern Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,323 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgia Northwestern Technical College is $28,010.

#3

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,787 Yearly Degrees
$3,202 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chattahoochee Technical College is $28,698.

Public Public vs. Private
1,515 Yearly Degrees
$3,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

2% of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,872 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is $24,062.

Public Public vs. Private
1,513 Yearly Degrees
$3,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,754 full-time undergraduates at West Georgia Technical College, and 6,437 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at West Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,338 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Georgia Technical College is $27,583.

#6

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,511 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 1% of students at Savannah Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,250 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Savannah Tech is $26,478.

Public Public vs. Private
1,287 Yearly Degrees
$3,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Crescent Technical College is 5,232, which includes 1,333 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

12% of Southern Crescent Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,905 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,233 during the early-career years.

#8

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,232 Yearly Degrees
$3,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,576 students at GTC in total, 1,811 are full-time undergraduates. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,763 during the early-career years.

#9

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,215 Yearly Degrees
$3,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,194 full-time undergraduates at Lanier Technical College, and 5,045 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

2% of Lanier Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,373 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lanier Technical College is $29,823.

#10

Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,186 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 average amount of student loans is $1,569 a year.

Students who graduate from Coastal Pines Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,527 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,148 Yearly Degrees
$3,164 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Atlanta Technical College is 3,030, which includes 818 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

32% of Atlanta Area Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,158 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,802 during the early-career years.

#12

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,100 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 typical student loan amount is $5,061 a year. Columbus Technical College has a 7.5% 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 Columbus Technical College is $26,777.

#13

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,092 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.

Roughly 1% of students at Southwest Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $718 a year.

Students who graduate from Southwest Georgia Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,676 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Augusta Technical College

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

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

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,349 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augusta Technical College is $27,020.

#15

Athens Technical College

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

There are 872 full-time undergraduates at Athens Technical College, and 4,294 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

1% of Athens Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 $27,889 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
834 Yearly Degrees
$3,692 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.

Roughly 1% of students at South Georgia Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,950 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,809 during the early-career years.

#17

Ogeechee Technical College

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

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

Roughly 9% of students at Ogeechee Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,800 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ogeechee Technical College is $25,741.

#18

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

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

There are 383 full-time undergraduates at OFTC, and 1,835 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,466 during the early-career years.

#19

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

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

There are 616 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and 2,615 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,868 during the early-career years.

#20

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
670 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.

53% of Albany Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,199 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 $22,412 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
629 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.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,427 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,107 during the early-career years.

#22

North Georgia Technical College

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

The total student population at North Georgia Technical College is 2,548, which includes 808 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

4% of North Georgia Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,293 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,524 during the early-career years.

#23

Southeastern Technical College

Vidalia, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
556 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 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,141 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
412 Yearly Degrees
$14,798 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 667 full-time undergraduates at Altierus Career College - Norcross, and 684 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

92% of Altierus Career College - Norcross students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,911 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Altierus Career College - Norcross is $20,334.

#25

Fortis College - Smyrna

Smyrna, Georgia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$14,707 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 678 students at Fortis College - Smyrna in total, 678 are full-time undergraduates. 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 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,089 during the early-career years.

Other Georgia Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Georgia Career Institute 364
27 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Atlanta 356
28 Georgia Southern University 272
29 Middle Georgia State University 259
30 Atlanta School of Massage 234
31 Elaine Sterling Institute 229
32 Clayton State University 212
33 Kennesaw State University 208
34 Miller-Motte College Augusta 203
35 Lincoln College of Technology - Marietta 194
36 Helms College 169
37 Paul Mitchell the School Esani 167
38 Valdosta State University 157
39 International School of Skin Nailcare & Massage Therapy 153
40 Georgia Institute of Cosmetology 140
41 Augusta University 136
42 South University’s online programs 123
43 Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service 121
44 Woodruff Medical Training and Testing 120
45 Miller-Motte College Columbus 118
46 Interactive College of Technology - Chamblee 116
47 Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta 105
48 Albany State University 95
49 University of West Georgia 94
50 Dalton State College 84
51 Georgia Highlands College 79
52 Herzing University - Atlanta 77
53 Keune Academy by 124 76
54 Empire Beauty School-Morrow 71
55 Gwinnett College - Marietta Campus 69
56 Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails 68
57 Columbus State University 63
57 Miller-Motte College Macon 63
59 Empire Beauty School-Savannah 56
60 Gwinnett College - Sandy Springs 53
61 Hogan Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics 52
62 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Atlanta 49
63 Empire Beauty School-Northlake 47
64 Grady Health System Professional Schools 45
65 Spelman College 42
66 Gwinnett College - Lilburn 40
67 Emory University 38
68 College of Coastal Georgia 37
69 Omnitech Institute 36
70 Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw 35
70 Empire Beauty School-Augusta 35
70 Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology 35
73 The Art Institute of Atlanta 32
73 American InterContinental University - Atlanta 32
75 Georgia State University 31
75 South University, Savannah 31
75 Savannah State University 31
78 Empire Beauty School-Gwinnett 28
79 University of Georgia 26
80 Pro Way Hair School 25
81 Andrew College 23
82 MAK Beauty Institute 21
82 Point University 21
84 Brenau University 18
84 Georgia Southwestern State University 18
84 Mercer University 18
84 Augusta School of Massage 18
88 Institute of Medical Ultrasound 17
89 Georgia State University-Perimeter College 14
89 Profile Institute of Barber-Styling 14
91 Piedmont College 13
92 Reinhardt University 12
93 Fort Valley State University 11
94 Gordon State College 10
95 Life University 9
96 Interactive College of Technology - Morrow 7
97 Berry College 5
98 Thomas University 3
98 University of North Georgia 3
98 DeVry University - Georgia 3
101 Atlanta Metropolitan State College 1
101 Georgia Military College 1
103 Georgia College & State University 0
103 National American University - Kings Bay 0
103 Interactive College of Technology - Gainesville 0

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