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


Georgia residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Emory University, Emory University-Oxford College and The Creative Circus, according to an 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 highest in-state tuition?

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

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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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