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Colleges and Universities in Atlanta, Georgia: Career Training & Education

Affectionately known as Hotlanta or the ATL, Atlanta, Georgia is known for its prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement and as the home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. With a metropolitan area population of 5.2 million, Atlanta (423,000) is the headquarters of locally-established companies Coca-Cola and Home Depot. Macon (95,000) and Sandy Springs (91,000) are the largest suburbs.

In 2004, the average personal income for an Atlanta resident was $33,838, slightly above the national average. Personal income for Atlanta residents has mushroomed, growing 9.5% over the past 35 years, 27% over the national average according to the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Several major companies have headquarters in or near Atlanta, including:

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  • Bell South
  • UPS
  • Delta Airlines
  • Cingular


While the automobile industry in the area is in decline, with schedule plant closing for GM and Ford, Atlanta remains a central source of cable television programming. Ted Turner founded CNN in Atlanta, and Time Warner Channels such as TNT and the Cartoon Network are Atlanta-based.

Atlanta is also home to over 1,000 churches and a large number of faith-based schools. Recently, Atlanta opened the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, while Stone Mountain is the world's largest exposed piece of granite rock. A historically rich city, Atlanta boasts a variety of museums, including:

  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • The Carter Center and Presidential Library
  • The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

For more information on colleges and universities in Georgia, explore our Georgia state page.

Sources: Craigslist, Atlanta City of Atlanta Atlanta.net

Atlanta, Georgia (GA) Colleges and Universities

Note: This list also contains online schools that accept students from this state.
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Lincoln Tech , Marietta
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
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  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
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  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
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• Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
• Ranked among the 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
• Challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment since 1878.
• Offers programs in business, communication, education, humanities, fine arts, health sciences, and graduate studies.
• Provides on-campus housing options and study abroad programs for students.
• Campus features several academic centers for students, including The Writing Center and the Study Place for Achievement (SPA).

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•        Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.

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•        Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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