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#15 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
49 Colleges
27,527 Yearly Graduations
$48,118 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Georgia ranked #15 in the nation for graduate degrees with 27,527 students receiving a diploma in 2019. Although cost varies from school to school, the average graduate in-state tuition for the state is $12,029 per year, while out-of-state students pay an average of $16,260 per year.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

Public Public vs. Private
3,764 Yearly Degrees
$16,088 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Georgia Tech handed out 3,764 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,064 $29,140
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,024 $2,024
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $586 $1,215

#2

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
3,043 Yearly Degrees
$11,168 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UGA handed out 3,043 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Georgia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,878 $25,186
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,290 $2,290
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $370 $1,050

#3

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
2,556 Yearly Degrees
$9,292 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Georgia State handed out 2,556 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Georgia State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,164 $22,662
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,128 $2,128
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $398 $1,259

#4

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,434 Yearly Degrees
$43,642 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Emory handed out 2,434 graduate degrees. This makes it the #4 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Emory University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $42,800 $42,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $842 $842
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $2,378 $2,378

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,592 Yearly Degrees
$14,019 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

South University’s online programs was ranked the #5 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,592 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South University’s online programs

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,800 $13,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $219 $219
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $575 $575

#6

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,461 Yearly Degrees
$15,722 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Mercer handed out 1,461 graduate degrees. This makes it the #6 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Mercer University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,422 $15,422
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $300 $300
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $857 $857

#7

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,449 Yearly Degrees
$7,334 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, KSU Georgia handed out 1,449 graduate degrees. This makes it the #7 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Kennesaw State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,328 $19,188
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,006 $2,006
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $296 $1,066

#8

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,305 Yearly Degrees
$7,069 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

GaSou handed out 1,305 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #8 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Georgia Southern University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,977 $19,890
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,092 $2,092
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $277 $1,105

#9

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
1,058 Yearly Degrees
$7,444 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Augusta University ranked #9 in terms of popularity with 1,058 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Augusta University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,504 $18,772
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,940 $1,940
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $230 $783

#10

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
925 Yearly Degrees
$6,784 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, VSU ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 925 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Valdosta State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,572 $16,470
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,212 $2,212
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $254 $915

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
894 Yearly Degrees
$38,975 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Savannah College of Art and Design was ranked the #11 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 894 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Savannah College of Art and Design

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $38,475 $38,475
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $500 $500
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $855 $855

#12

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
888 Yearly Degrees
$6,362 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of West Georgia was ranked the #12 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 888 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of West Georgia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,338 $16,830
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,024 $2,024
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $241 $935

#13

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
682 Yearly Degrees
$10,334 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Piedmont College handed out 682 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #13 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Piedmont College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,134 $10,134
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $200 $200
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $563 $563

#14

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
602 Yearly Degrees
$8,170 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Columbus State University was ranked the #14 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 602 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Columbus State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,300 $11,394
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,870 $1,870
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $350 $633

#15

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees
$7,314 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Georgia College ranked #15 in terms of popularity with 481 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Georgia College & State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,292 $18,846
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,022 $2,022
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $294 $1,047

#16

Life University

Marietta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
451 Yearly Degrees
$9,158 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Life University was ranked the #16 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 451 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Life University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,667 $7,667
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,491 $1,491
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $295 $295

#17

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$13,254 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Brenau handed out 439 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Brenau University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,834 $12,834
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $420 $420
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $713 $713

#18

Strayer University - Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
374 Yearly Degrees
$15,135 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Strayer University - Georgia handed out 374 graduate degrees. This makes it the #18 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Strayer University - Georgia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,940 $14,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $195 $195
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $553 $553

Public Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$4,928 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, GSW ranked #19 in terms of popularity with 293 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Georgia Southwestern State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,492 $13,806
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,436 $1,436
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $194 $767

#20

South University, Savannah

Savannah, Georgia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
292 Yearly Degrees
$15,819 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

South University, Savannah was ranked the #20 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 292 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South University, Savannah

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,600 $15,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $219 $219
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $650 $650

#21

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
273 Yearly Degrees
$6,016 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UNG ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 273 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of North Georgia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,140 $16,488
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,876 $1,876
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $230 $916

#22

Thomas University

Thomasville, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$12,490 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, TU handed out 244 graduate degrees. This makes it the #22 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Thomas University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,790 $11,790
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $700 $700
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $655 $655

#23

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
208 Yearly Degrees
$17,796 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, CAU ranked #23 in terms of popularity with 208 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Clark Atlanta University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,290 $16,290
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,506 $1,506
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $905 $905

#24

Luther Rice College & Seminary

Lithonia, Georgia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
185 Yearly Degrees
$5,820 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Luther Rice ranked #24 in terms of popularity with 185 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Luther Rice College & Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,130 $5,130
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $690 $690
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $285 $285

#25

Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia
Public Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$7,234 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Clayton State University handed out 136 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #25 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Clayton State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,760 $12,411
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,474 $1,474
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $335 $1,335

Other Georgia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 DeVry University - Georgia 133
27 American InterContinental University - Atlanta 132
28 Albany State University 122
28 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 122
30 Morehouse School of Medicine 120
31 Fort Valley State University 107
32 Shorter University 96
33 Middle Georgia State University 90
34 Savannah State University 82
35 Interdenominational Theological Center 70
36 Berry College 68
37 Columbia Theological Seminary 64
38 LaGrange College 57
39 Herzing University - Atlanta 43
40 Reinhardt University 42
41 Beulah Heights University 32
42 Savannah Law School 26
43 Point University 23
44 Wesleyan College 21
45 Covenant College 19
45 University of Phoenix - Georgia 19
47 Truett McConnell University 10
48 Agnes Scott College 0
48 Reformed University 0

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