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Atlanta Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Atlanta Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Atlanta, Georgia

There are at least 32 colleges in Atlanta, listed and described below. These schools represent 80,494 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 79,524 full-time students, and a reported 21,793 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Emory University and Clark Atlanta University. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus or Oglethorpe University.

We also provide an extensive list of Georgia Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Atlanta is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Atlanta.

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Lincoln Tech


Marietta, GA

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  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Argosy University


Atlanta, GA

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
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Colleges in Atlanta with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Advanced Career Training-Atlanta Campus
2 Executive Park West Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30329

  • Programs: medical assistant, dental assistant, medical billing, massage therapy, administrative assistant, computer engineering tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 1,062 students, 2,205 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Atlanta Metropolitan College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4498

  • Programs: liberal arts and sciences, teacher aide, drafting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,882 students, 1,610 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 12 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Clark Atlanta University
223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314-4391

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, media and digital communications, social work, psychology, biology, criminal justice and safety, accounting, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,271 students, 4,103 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,394 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-490. Math: 410-480.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Emory University
408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, liberal arts and sciences, law, business, psychology, economics, ministry, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 12,570 students, 12,930 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,435 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 640-730. Math: 660-740. Writing: 640-730.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business management, industrial engineering, computer and info science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 18,742 students, 19,478 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 9,546 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 590-690. Math: 650-730. Writing: 580-670.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Georgia State University
33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, biology, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, sociology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 27,134 students, 26,649 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,450 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-590. Math: 490-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Grady Health System Professional Schools
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3050

  • Programs: radiation therapist, health diagnostic professions, sonography and ultrasound tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 80 students, 122 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 36 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Interdenominational Theological Center
700 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30314-4143

  • Programs: ministry, theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 442 students, 18 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 189 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

John Marshall Law School-Atlanta
1422 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Programs: law
  • Degrees/Certificates: First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 474 students.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Morehouse College
830 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, political science, English, biology, sociology, economics, mathematics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,810 students, 2,835 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,625 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-560. Math: 450-570.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495

  • Programs: medicine, public health, biomedical sciences, clinical lab tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 300 students, 56 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education, business management, speech and rhetoric, psychology, accounting, biology, English, history
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,020 students, 995 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 525 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-640. Math: 510-610. Writing: 523-620.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Portfolio Center
125 Bennett St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Programs: design and applied arts, English language and literature, photography, advertising, illustration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 150 students, 150 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Shorter College-Professional Studies
6151 Powers Ferry Rd Ste 170
Atlanta, GA 30339

  • Programs: business, general studies, business management, human services, pre-ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,908 students, 1,546 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Spelman College
350 Spelman Ln SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, economics, political science, English, biology, mathematics, education, sociology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,343 students, 2,549 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,481 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-580. Math: 490-570.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Atlanta Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Atlanta School of Massage
2 Dunwoody Park South
Atlanta, GA 30338

  • Programs: massage therapy, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Other degree.
  • Student Body: 343 students, 404 full-time equivalent.

Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pky SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4446

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: cosmetology, automobile mechanics, nursing assistant, HVAC, autobody repair, carpentry, food prep and kitchen assistant, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 3,327 students, 3,085 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Beulah Heights University
892 Berne St SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

  • Programs: bible studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,303 students, 494 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 100 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

International School of Skin and Nailcare
5600 Roswell Rd NE Ste 10
Atlanta, GA 30342

  • Programs: aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor, massage therapy, facial treatment
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 333 students, 295 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Clarkston Colleges 1 7,231 3,819  
Decatur Colleges 9 18,147 23,149 884
East Point Colleges 1 39,595 395 283
Forest Park Colleges 2 21,447 138  
Stone Mountain Colleges 1 7,145 127  

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