Many world-class universities are located in Georgia. The state has approximately 70 public institutions and specialized schools, and over 45 private universities for higher education. The flagship research institution, University of Georgia, is the oldest public school in the country. Governed by the Georgia Board of Regents, the University System of Georgia is responsible for public education here, and it has 35 colleges of higher learning.
Students from all around the world enjoy studying in Georgia for many reasons. One is the cost of living – it is extremely reasonable compared to other states in the country. Additionally, this family-oriented state has a good amount of fun activities to partake in on the weekends when students aren’t studying. Students enjoy spending their long weekends exploring the charming and rich historical city, Savannah. For those who prefer a more fast-paced, city lifestyle, Atlanta is a popular cosmopolitan atmosphere to frequent. Whatever your career goal is, Georgia has a multitude of community colleges, public and private four-year and graduate institutions, as well as specialized schools for you to select from.
Here are some cool facts about Georgia:
- Some other nicknames for Georgia are “Peach State,” “Goober State,” and “Cracker State.”
- Georgia’s oldest city is Savannah.
- In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta. In 1986, a federal holiday was set for the third Monday of every January to commemorate his impact and influences.
- The 1996 Olympics was held in Atlanta.
- Agriculture is the key industry of the state, specializing in peanuts, cotton, peaches, and poultry.
- Georgia got its name after King George II, who started the colony by signing the charter for James Oglethorpe.
Many bright futures start with education in Georgia!
Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.
If your child receives free or reduced lunch, or has an EFC of $0, we can bring your costs down even more! Please mention this during your consultation.