The price of education: Which 4-year Georgia schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Georgia residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at East Georgia State College, South Georgia State College and Georgia Highlands College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
East Georgia State College
Swainsboro
3,003
$3,110
2
South Georgia State College
Douglas
2,540
$3,254
3
Georgia Highlands College
Rome
6,013
$3,288
4
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta
2,501
$3,416
5
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Tifton
3,394
$3,503
6
Gordon State College
Barnesville
3,986
$3,828
7
Middle Georgia State University
Macon
7,341
$3,924
8
Dalton State College
Dalton
5,164
$4,246
9
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega
18,782
$4,692
10
College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick
3,663
$4,696
11
Reformed University
Lawrenceville
139
$5,360
12
Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus
3,052
$5,381
13
Clayton State University
Morrow
7,003
$5,419
14
Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville
12,287
$5,634
15
Albany State University
Albany
6,615
$5,735
16
Savannah State University
Savannah
4,429
$5,743
17
Columbus State University
Columbus
8,453
$6,134
18
University of West Georgia
Carrollton
13,520
$6,288
19
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw
35,846
$6,347
20
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro
20,418
$6,356
21
Valdosta State University
Valdosta
11,341
$6,410
22
Georgia Military College
Milledgeville
8,595
$6,480
23
Fort Valley State University
Valley
2,752
$6,658
24
Luther Rice College & Seminary
Lithonia
1,022
$7,616
25
Augusta University
Augusta
8,220
$8,604
26
Georgia State University
Atlanta
32,816
$9,112
27
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville
6,952
$9,346
28
University of Phoenix-Georgia
Springs
470
$9,552
29
Beulah Heights University
Atlanta
390
$10,150
30
University of Georgia
Athens
37,606
$11,830
31
American InterContinental University-Atlanta
Atlanta
2,140
$12,070
32
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta
29,376
$12,424
33
Life University
Marietta
2,619
$12,696
34
Carver Bible College
Atlanta
60
$13,100
35
South University-Savannah Online
Savannah
7,575
$13,354
36
Strayer University-Georgia
Atlanta
6,829
$13,380
37
Herzing University-Atlanta
Atlanta
686
$14,000
38
Paine College
Augusta
426
$16,096
39
Thomas University
Thomasville
1,601
$16,940
40
South University-Savannah
Savannah
1,228
$17,014
41
Andrew College
Cuthbert
285
$17,388
42
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta
1,582
$17,496
43
DeVry University-Georgia
Decatur
1,341
$17,545
44
Brewton-Parker College
Vernon
783
$18,240
45
Chamberlain University-Georgia
Atlanta
997
$19,375
46
Truett McConnell University
Cleveland
2,622
$20,230
47
Emmanuel College
Springs
953
$20,292
48
Point University
Point
1,952
$20,600
49
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta
3,992
$22,186
50
Shorter University
Rome
1,520
$22,370
51
Toccoa Falls College
Falls
1,411
$22,744
52
Wesleyan College
Macon
603
$23,000
53
Reinhardt University
Waleska
1,508
$23,300
54
Piedmont College
Demorest
2,361
$25,920
55
Morehouse College
Atlanta
2,202
$27,576
56
Brenau University
Gainesville
2,932
$29,050
57
Spelman College
Atlanta
2,137
$29,064
58
Young Harris College
Harris
1,202
$29,067
59
LaGrange College
Lagrange
1,049
$30,500
60
Covenant College
Mountain
1,068
$34,330
61
Berry College
Berry
2,110
$36,556
62
Mercer University
Macon
8,653
$36,894
63
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah
13,163
$37,130
64
Oglethorpe University
Atlanta
1,250
$38,100
65
Agnes Scott College
Decatur
921
$41,160
66
Emory University
Atlanta
14,263
$51,306

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Agnes Scott College Albany State University American InterContinental University-Atlanta Andrew College Atlanta Metropolitan State College Augusta University Berry College Beulah Heights University Brenau University Brewton-Parker College Carver Bible College Chamberlain University-Georgia Clark Atlanta University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Covenant College Dalton State College DeVry University-Georgia East Georgia State College Emmanuel College Emory University Fort Valley State University Georgia College & State University Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia Highlands College Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Georgia Military College Georgia Southern University Georgia Southwestern State University Georgia State University Gordon State College Herzing University-Atlanta Kennesaw State University LaGrange College Life University Luther Rice College & Seminary Mercer University Middle Georgia State University Morehouse College Oglethorpe University Paine College Piedmont College Point University Reformed University Reinhardt University Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah State University Shorter University South Georgia State College South University-Savannah South University-Savannah Online Spelman College Strayer University-Georgia The Art Institute of Atlanta Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett McConnell University University of Georgia University of North Georgia University of Phoenix-Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University Wesleyan College Young Harris College

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