10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Georgia For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Georgia has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in GA, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Georgia.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Georgia:

  1. Spelman College
  2. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  3. Augusta University
  4. Brenau University
  5. Emory University
  6. Berry College
  7. Mercer University
  8. University of Georgia
  9. Savannah State University
  10. Reinhardt University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Georgia has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Georgia For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 54 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Georgia that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Spelman College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Georgia.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Georgia

Rank College Employed
1 Spelman College 92.69%
2 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 92.51%
3 Augusta University 91.88%
4 Brenau University 91.37%
5 Emory University 91.17%
6 Berry College 90.94%
7 Mercer University 90.78%
8 University of Georgia 90.65%
9 Savannah State University 90.44%
10 Reinhardt University 90.4%
11 Georgia Southern University 90.39%
12 Fort Valley State University 90.24%
13 Piedmont College 90.12%
14 University of West Georgia 89.7%
15 Georgia College & State University 89.55%
16 Valdosta State University 89.43%
17 Albany State University 89.23%
18 Paine College 89.19%
19 Shorter University 89.05%
20 Clark Atlanta University 88.96%
21 Brewton-Parker College 88.85%
22 Truett McConnell University 88.72%
23 Georgia State University 88.7%
24 Agnes Scott College 88.58%
25 Columbus State University 88.46%
26 Oglethorpe University 88.4%
27 Young Harris College 88.31%
28 South Georgia State College 88.11%
29 LaGrange College 88.06%
30 Gordon State College 87.78%
31 Georgia Southwestern State University 87.74%
32 Savannah College of Art and Design 87.71%
33 University of North Georgia 87.59%
34 Point University 87.56%
35 Clayton State University 87.49%
36 Morehouse College 87.31%
37 Middle Georgia State University 87.27%
38 Armstrong State University 87.13%
39 East Georgia State College 87.06%
40 Covenant College 87.02%
41 Emmanuel College 86.89%
42 Atlanta Metropolitan State College 86.89%
43 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 86.37%
44 Thomas University 84.64%
45 Georgia Highlands College 84.11%
46 Wesleyan College 82.59%
47 Dalton State College 82.55%
48 College of Coastal Georgia 82.39%
49 Herzing University-Atlanta 82.34%
50 Toccoa Falls College 81.45%
51 Bainbridge State College 77.97%
52 Life University 77.0%
53 Luther Rice College & Seminary 71.72%
54 Beulah Heights University 69.15%
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