These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Georgia For 2019

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. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  2. Spelman College
  3. Augusta University
  4. Berry College
  5. Brenau University
  6. Shorter University
  7. Emory University
  8. University of Georgia
  9. Georgia College and State University
  10. Mercer 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 52 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, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Georgia.’

1. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Atlanta
Employed: 92.87%

2. Spelman College

Spelman College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Atlanta
Employed: 92.24%

3. Augusta University

Augusta University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Augusta
Employed: 92.12%

4. Berry College

Berry College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Mount Berry
Employed: 91.37%

5. Brenau University

Brenau University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Gainesville
Employed: 90.82%

6. Shorter University

Shorter University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Rome
Employed: 90.69%

7. Emory University

Emory University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Atlanta
Employed: 90.51%

8. University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Athens
Employed: 90.34%

9. Georgia College and State University

Georgia College and State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Milledgeville
Employed: 89.82%

10. Mercer University

Mercer University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Macon
Employed: 89.78%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Georgia

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Georgia, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Georgia by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Georgia

Rank College Employed
1 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 92.87%
2 Spelman College 92.24%
3 Augusta University 92.12%
4 Berry College 91.37%
5 Brenau University 90.82%
6 Shorter University 90.69%
7 Emory University 90.51%
8 University of Georgia 90.34%
9 Georgia College and State University 89.82%
10 Mercer University 89.78%
11 Georgia Southern University 89.65%
12 Savannah State University 89.4%
13 Valdosta State University 89.35%
14 LaGrange College 89.29%
15 Morehouse College 89.25%
16 Piedmont College 89.15%
17 University of West Georgia 88.76%
18 Clark Atlanta University 88.59%
19 Fort Valley State University 88.45%
20 Columbus State University 88.45%
21 Georgia State University 88.39%
22 Brewton-Parker College 88.24%
23 Paine College 88.08%
24 Gordon State College 87.96%
25 Albany State University 87.9%
26 Savannah College of Art and Design 87.81%
27 Agnes Scott College 87.59%
28 East Georgia State College 87.47%
29 Emmanuel College 87.16%
30 Middle Georgia State University 87.08%
31 Covenant College 86.9%
32 South Georgia State College 86.88%
33 Georgia Southwestern State University 86.82%
34 University of North Georgia 86.79%
35 Young Harris College 86.69%
36 Reinhardt University 86.68%
37 Darton State College 86.52%
38 Atlanta Metropolitan State College 86.35%
39 Clayton State University 86.33%
40 Truett McConnell University 86.31%
41 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 86.26%
42 Armstrong State University 86.23%
43 Oglethorpe University 85.44%
44 Point University 85.31%
45 Georgia Highlands College 84.73%
46 Thomas University 83.7%
47 Wesleyan College 83.49%
48 Dalton State College 80.38%
49 College of Coastal Georgia 80.21%
50 Toccoa Falls College 78.85%
51 Life University 75.36%
52 Beulah Heights University 74.9%
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