Colleges in Atlanta
Atlanta is the most populous city in the state of Georgia, as well as the capital. With the ninth largest metropolitan area in the nation, Atlanta also has the highest concentration of colleges and universities in the southern US, which include Georgia State University, John Marshall Law School, and Emory University, the last of which maintains the largest healthcare system in the state. The oldest private university in Georgia, Mercer University, maintains a campus in the capital, the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus. Atlanta is also home to Clark Atlanta University, an historically black institution that’s a combination of Clark College and Atlanta University, as well as the Interdenominational Theological Center, a consortium of five predominantly African American denominational Christian seminaries.
Emphasizing science and technology, Georgia Institute of Tech, more commonly known as Georgia Tech, calls Atlanta home, but has satellites in Savannah, GA, as well as abroad. Other colleges of note within the city limits include Spelman College and Morehouse College, an all-women and an all-men’s liberal arts college, respectively. There are a number of for-profit institutions with campuses located in Atlanta, as well, including DeVry University, American InterContinental University, and Chamberlain University, as well as one 2-year institution: Atlanta Technical College, a part of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).
With the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, as well as global headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, UPS, and more, Atlanta’s metropolitan area ranks the 10th largest economy in the country, partially due to the educated workforce. The city also maintains permanent companies in all major performing arts disciplines and is considered a national center for the arts.