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Athens Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Athens Colleges and Schools

Step back in time or enjoy the present in Athens, Georgia, located in the northern part of the Peach State. Students attending Athens colleges and schools can find so much to do there, whether that's visiting historic neighborhoods, checking out the music scene, or enjoying the unique flavors that can be found at eateries, cafes and in traditional dining settings.

Colleges in Athens, Georgia

  • University of Georgia Athens: Find student organizations, Greek life, and multicultural services and programs at UGA, all while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area like counseling, communications, math, science education, the languages, or another discipline. Of course, you also could work on a law degree at the university's law school, too. The campus boasts a student center, a performing arts center, and health center and UGA athletics that include football, basketball, cross-country and golf among sundry others.
  • Athens Technical College: You can "discover your future" at Athens Technical College with a diploma, certificate or associate degree program while engaging in students activities -- such as volunteering at an area food bank -- or becoming part of the student advisory council. Programs of study include accounting, criminal justice, health information coding, nursing, paralegal studies, radiography, and many others, but students also can work on completing their GED or adult education.
  • Piedmont College: This liberal arts college, located in Athens, offers academics in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing, and other areas of study and also degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. The school was founded in 1897, and offers residential life, religious life, dining, clubs, organizations, athletics, libraries and career services. And, if you happen to have an unanswered research question or need help finding a resource, just use the school's online "Ask a Librarian" feature.

Fun Facts about Athens Colleges

  • Ryan Seacrest once attended UGA as a journalism major, but never graduated. He did, however, recently receive a UGA honorary degree.
  • Athens Technical College has made therapy dogs available on campus to help students deal with stress while studying for finals.
  • Piedmont College offers travel study experiences in places such as Madrid, Scotland and Peru.

Sources:

  1. About UGA, University of Georgia, Athens, http://www.uga.edu/information/students/
  2. Ask a Librarian, Piedmont College, http://libanswers.piedmont.edu/
  3. Athens Life Unleashed, Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, http://www.visitathensga.com/
  4. Programs of Study, Athens Technical College, http://athenstech.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2015-2016/Catalog/Programs-of-Study
  5. Relax with Our Dogs, Athens Technical College, Student Resources, Athens Technical College, http://www.athenstech.edu/studentAffairs/cStudents.cfm
  6. "Ryan Seacrest to headline UGA's spring Commencement ceremony, receive honorary degree," UGA Today, http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/ryan-seacrest-spring-commencement-ceremony-honorary-degree-1015/
  7. Travel Study, Piedmont College, https://www.piedmont.edu/current-opportunities

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Colleges in Athens with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Athens State University
300 N Beaty St
Athens, AL

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3041
  • In-State Tuition: 5520
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11040

University of Georgia
Administration Building
Athens, GA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 36130
  • In-State Tuition: 9364
  • Out-of-State tuition: 27574

Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens, TN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: United Methodist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1027
  • In-State Tuition: 22000
  • Out-of-State tuition: 22000

Concord University
1000 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2507
  • In-State Tuition: 6744
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14824

Ohio University-Main Campus
020 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 29157
  • In-State Tuition: 11075
  • Out-of-State tuition: 20039

Athens Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens
1635 Vo Tech Dr
Athens, TN

  • Programs: Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Construction trades, Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Precision production, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 294

Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Legal professions and studies, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 4668
  • In-State Tuition: 1020
  • Out-of-State tuition: 3360

Athens Technical College
800 U.S. Hwy 29 North
Athens, GA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 4199
  • In-State Tuition: 2136
  • Out-of-State tuition: 4272

Georgia Institute of Cosmetology
3529 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 297
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