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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:
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.
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.’
|2||Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus||92.51%|
|8||University of Georgia||90.65%|
|9||Savannah State University||90.44%|
|11||Georgia Southern University||90.39%|
|12||Fort Valley State University||90.24%|
|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%|
|20||Clark Atlanta University||88.96%|
|22||Truett McConnell University||88.72%|
|23||Georgia State University||88.7%|
|24||Agnes Scott College||88.58%|
|25||Columbus State University||88.46%|
|27||Young Harris College||88.31%|
|28||South Georgia State College||88.11%|
|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%|
|35||Clayton State University||87.49%|
|37||Middle Georgia State University||87.27%|
|38||Armstrong State University||87.13%|
|39||East Georgia State College||87.06%|
|42||Atlanta Metropolitan State College||86.89%|
|43||Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College||86.37%|
|45||Georgia Highlands College||84.11%|
|47||Dalton State College||82.55%|
|48||College of Coastal Georgia||82.39%|
|50||Toccoa Falls College||81.45%|
|51||Bainbridge State College||77.97%|
|53||Luther Rice College & Seminary||71.72%|
|54||Beulah Heights University||69.15%|
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