Find out what makes Atlanta a top city for higher education
Atlanta colleges and universities are numerous, spanning from historically black colleges, technical colleges, top research institutions and schools of art, medicine and theology. The region ranks in the top 10 among U.S. metros in students enrolled, research spending and degrees earned.Collaboration brings these institutions together as one big campus. They work together in research. They share library resources. They offer joint degrees and even allow students to take a course at another institution.Hundreds of thousands of students go to college in Atlanta – and millions more visit to take a tour, attend a conference, cheer on their team or enjoy the arts.
Did you know
- There are 57 colleges and universities in the Atlanta region.
- Atlanta is 7th in student enrollment among America’s largest urban areas and 6th in annual college graduates (at the bachelor’s level or higher).
- Atlanta is among the top seven urban centers in number of degrees awarded in fields including engineering, computer sciences, math, physical, biological sciences, health professions, business, arts and theology.
- Colleges and universities in the Atlanta region create 130,000 jobs across all industries in Georgia.
- Atlanta is a national leader in attracting college-educated 25 to 34 year olds, according to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
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8/2/21 – 10/31/21
SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom
8/2/21 – 11/15/21
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
8/2/21 – 9/19/21
“Calder-Picasso” Exhibition at High Museum of Art
8/2/21 – 9/6/21
8/2/21 – 9/26/21
Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting
8/2/21 – 11/28/21