The price of education: Which Georgia schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Georgia residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Albany Technical College and Southern Regional Technical College, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Sandersville
1,452
$2,678
2
Albany Technical College
Albany
3,167
$2,712
3
Southern Regional Technical College
Thomasville
3,884
$2,728
4
North Georgia Technical College
Clarkesville
2,698
$2,738
5
Savannah Technical College
Savannah
3,935
$2,744
6
Coastal Pines Technical College
Waycross
3,053
$2,748
7
Columbus Technical College
Columbus
3,097
$2,778
8
Central Georgia Technical College
Robins
8,045
$2,778
9
Augusta Technical College
Augusta
4,595
$2,794
10
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Valdosta
3,936
$2,794
11
South Georgia Technical College
Americus
1,850
$2,798
12
Athens Technical College
Athens
4,493
$2,798
13
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Rome
5,643
$2,798
14
Chattahoochee Technical College
Marietta
10,201
$2,816
15
Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta
4,098
$2,820
16
West Georgia Technical College
Waco
6,682
$2,838
17
Southern Crescent Technical College
Griffin
4,756
$2,842
18
Southeastern Technical College
Vidalia
1,713
$2,863
19
Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro
1,984
$2,876
20
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Clarkston
4,115
$2,924
21
Gwinnett Technical College
Lawrenceville
8,321
$2,972
22
East Georgia State College
Swainsboro
3,003
$3,110
23
South Georgia State College
Douglas
2,540
$3,254
24
Georgia Highlands College
Rome
6,013
$3,288
25
Georgia State University-Perimeter College
Atlanta
18,732
$3,304
26
Lanier Technical College
Oakwood
3,681
$3,336
27
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta
2,501
$3,416
28
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Tifton
3,394
$3,503
29
Gordon State College
Barnesville
3,986
$3,828
30
Middle Georgia State University
Macon
7,341
$3,924
31
East Georgia State College - Augusta
Augusta
--
$4,164
32
Dalton State College
Dalton
5,164
$4,246
33
East Georgia State College - Statesboro
Statesboro
--
$4,616
34
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega
18,782
$4,692
35
College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick
3,663
$4,696
36
Reformed University
Lawrenceville
139
$5,360
37
Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus
3,052
$5,381
38
Clayton State University
Morrow
7,003
$5,419
39
Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville
12,287
$5,634
40
Albany State University
Albany
6,615
$5,735
41
Savannah State University
Savannah
4,429
$5,743
42
Columbus State University
Columbus
8,453
$6,134
43
University of West Georgia
Carrollton
13,520
$6,288
44
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw
35,846
$6,347
45
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro
20,418
$6,356
46
Valdosta State University
Valdosta
11,341
$6,410
47
Georgia Military College
Milledgeville
8,595
$6,480
48
Fort Valley State University
Valley
2,752
$6,658
49
Luther Rice College & Seminary
Lithonia
1,022
$7,616
50
Augusta University
Augusta
8,220
$8,604
51
New Horizons Medical Institute
Norcross
171
$8,768
52
New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder
Winder
95
$8,768
53
Augusta School of Massage
Evans
40
$8,900
54
Georgia State University
Atlanta
32,816
$9,112
55
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville
6,952
$9,346
56
University of Phoenix-Georgia
Springs
470
$9,552
57
Interactive College of Technology-Gainesville
Gainesville
63
$9,770
58
Interactive College of Technology-Morrow
Morrow
35
$9,770
59
Interactive College of Technology-Chamblee
Chamblee
536
$9,890
60
Gwinnett College-Lilburn
Lilburn
252
$9,925
61
Beulah Heights University
Atlanta
390
$10,150
62
Altierus Career College-Norcross
Norcross
279
$11,670
63
Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service
Decatur
249
$11,700
64
University of Georgia
Athens
37,606
$11,830
65
American InterContinental University-Atlanta
Atlanta
2,140
$12,070
66
Woodruff Medical Training and Testing
Tucker
79
$12,300
67
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta
29,376
$12,424
68
Life University
Marietta
2,619
$12,696
69
Brown College of Court Reporting
Atlanta
198
$12,945
70
Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs
Springs
114
$13,000
71
Carver Bible College
Atlanta
60
$13,100
72
South University-Savannah Online
Savannah
7,575
$13,354
73
Strayer University-Georgia
Atlanta
6,829
$13,380
74
Helms College
Macon
256
$13,460
75
Elaine Sterling Institute
Springs
235
$13,684
76
International School of Skin Nailcare & Massage Therapy
Atlanta
330
$13,960
77
Herzing University-Atlanta
Atlanta
686
$14,000
78
Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology
Dalton
23
$14,000
79
Atlanta School of Massage
Atlanta
282
$14,439
80
Fortis College-Smyrna
Smyrna
585
$14,815
81
Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus
Marietta
115
$14,830
82
MAK Beauty Institute
Cumming
10
$15,000
83
Lake Lanier School of Massage
Gainesville
92
$15,000
84
DMost Beauty & Body Institute
Springs
10
$16,050
85
Paine College
Augusta
426
$16,096
86
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Atlanta
Marietta
87
$16,100
87
Profile Institute of Barber-Styling
Atlanta
56
$16,500
88
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta
Duluth
707
$16,657
89
Paul Mitchell the School-Atlanta
Atlanta
218
$16,935
90
Thomas University
Thomasville
1,601
$16,940
91
Paul Mitchell the School-Esani
Roswell
289
$16,950
92
South University-Savannah
Savannah
1,228
$17,014
93
Cobb Beauty College Inc
Kennesaw
30
$17,070
94
Andrew College
Cuthbert
285
$17,388
95
Keune Academy by 124
Lawrenceville
86
$17,450
96
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta
1,582
$17,496
97
DeVry University-Georgia
Decatur
1,341
$17,545
98
Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails
Columbus
130
$17,700
99
Vogue Beauty and Barber School
Hiram
22
$18,000
100
Brewton-Parker College
Vernon
783
$18,240
101
Hogan Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics
Lilburn
16
$18,700
102
Empire Beauty School-Northlake
Atlanta
98
$19,260
103
Empire Beauty School-Augusta
Augusta
76
$19,260
104
Empire Beauty School-Dunwoody
Dunwoody
83
$19,260
105
Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw
Kennesaw
147
$19,260
106
Empire Beauty School-Gwinnett
Lawrenceville
129
$19,260
107
Empire Beauty School-Morrow
Morrow
252
$19,260
108
Empire Beauty School-Savannah
Savannah
93
$19,260
109
Chamberlain University-Georgia
Atlanta
997
$19,375
110
Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center
Atlanta
48
$19,400
111
Georgia Career Institute
Conyers
441
$19,700
112
Pro Way Hair School
Mountain
180
$19,860
113
United Education Institute-Morrow
Morrow
517
$19,900
114
Miller-Motte Technical College-Augusta
Augusta
474
$20,140
115
Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus
Columbus
642
$20,140
116
Miller-Motte Technical College-Macon
Macon
428
$20,140
117
Truett McConnell University
Cleveland
2,622
$20,230
118
Emmanuel College
Springs
953
$20,292
119
Point University
Point
1,952
$20,600
120
Georgia Institute of Cosmetology
Athens
337
$21,895
121
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta
3,992
$22,186
122
Shorter University
Rome
1,520
$22,370
123
Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta
Marietta
286
$22,562
124
Toccoa Falls College
Falls
1,411
$22,744
125
Wesleyan College
Macon
603
$23,000
126
Reinhardt University
Waleska
1,508
$23,300
127
Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
Duluth
147
$23,720
128
Omnitech Institute
Atlanta
89
$23,999
129
Piedmont College
Demorest
2,361
$25,920
130
Morehouse College
Atlanta
2,202
$27,576
131
Brenau University
Gainesville
2,932
$29,050
132
Spelman College
Atlanta
2,137
$29,064
133
Young Harris College
Harris
1,202
$29,067
134
LaGrange College
Lagrange
1,049
$30,500
135
SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta
Atlanta
374
$32,035
136
Covenant College
Mountain
1,068
$34,330
137
Berry College
Berry
2,110
$36,556
138
Mercer University
Macon
8,653
$36,894
139
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah
13,163
$37,130
140
Oglethorpe University
Atlanta
1,250
$38,100
141
Agnes Scott College
Decatur
921
$41,160
142
The Creative Circus
Atlanta
227
$46,112
143
Emory University
Atlanta
14,263
$51,306
144
Emory University-Oxford College
Oxford
979
$51,306

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Agnes Scott College Albany State University Albany Technical College Altierus Career College-Norcross American InterContinental University-Atlanta Andrew College Athens Technical College Atlanta Institute of Music and Media Atlanta Metropolitan State College Atlanta School of Massage Atlanta Technical College Augusta School of Massage Augusta Technical College Augusta University Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta Berry College Beulah Heights University Brenau University Brewton-Parker College Brown College of Court Reporting Carver Bible College Central Georgia Technical College Chamberlain University-Georgia Chattahoochee Technical College Clark Atlanta University Clayton State University Coastal Pines Technical College Cobb Beauty College Inc College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Columbus Technical College Covenant College Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology Dalton State College DeVry University-Georgia DMost Beauty & Body Institute East Georgia State College East Georgia State College - Augusta East Georgia State College - Statesboro Elaine Sterling Institute Emmanuel College Emory University Emory University-Oxford College Empire Beauty School-Augusta Empire Beauty School-Dunwoody Empire Beauty School-Gwinnett Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw Empire Beauty School-Morrow Empire Beauty School-Northlake Empire Beauty School-Savannah Fort Valley State University Fortis College-Smyrna Georgia Career Institute Georgia College & State University Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia Highlands College Georgia Institute of Cosmetology Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Georgia Military College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Georgia Southern University Georgia Southwestern State University Georgia State University Georgia State University-Perimeter College Gordon State College Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service Gwinnett College-Lilburn Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus Gwinnett College-Sandy Springs Gwinnett Technical College Helms College Herzing University-Atlanta Hogan Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics Interactive College of Technology-Chamblee Interactive College of Technology-Gainesville Interactive College of Technology-Morrow International School of Skin Nailcare & Massage Therapy Kennesaw State University Keune Academy by 124 LaGrange College Lake Lanier School of Massage Lanier Technical College Life University Lincoln College of Technology-Marietta Luther Rice College & Seminary MAK Beauty Institute Mercer University Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center Middle Georgia State University Miller-Motte Technical College-Augusta Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus Miller-Motte Technical College-Macon Morehouse College New Horizons Medical Institute New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder North Georgia Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ogeechee Technical College

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