# 2022 best colleges in Georgia

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $46,303

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Emory University-Oxford College

Oxford, Georgia

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $30,471

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $17,876

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $30,471

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $13,551

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $10,948

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,899

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,020

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,276

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $193

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Piedmont University

Demorest, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,202

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,325

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,206

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $3,118

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,282

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,290

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Morehouse College

Atlanta, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,590

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Wesleyan College

Macon, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,828

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Shorter University

Rome, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $204

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### LaGrange College

Lagrange, Georgia

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $3,535

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.