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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Georgia

21 Colleges
2,694 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,865 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in GeorgiaEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Georgia. With 2,694 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 10th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 3.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Georgia ranking analyzed 21 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those education schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Value Education Schools in Georgia

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for education majors.

Top 10 Best Value Education Schools

#1

Mercer University

Macon, GA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mercer University. Mercer is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Macon. Mercer also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mercer is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,614. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Mercer is $84,144. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

Berry College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the suburb of Mount Berry, Berry is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Berry not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia list.

The average student at Berry graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,730. This means that the average student pays around $121,893 to get a bachelor’s degree from Berry. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Our rankings recognize University of Georgia as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Athens. UGA did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia list.

It takes the average student at UGA about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $31,505 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UGA is about $134,211. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. GaSou is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Statesboro. In addition to being on our best value list, GaSou has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GaSou is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,012. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from GaSou is $114,805. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Valdosta State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the small city of Valdosta, VSU is a public school with a large student population. VSU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia list, coming in at #9.

It takes the average student at VSU about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,092. This means that the average student pays around $103,170 to get a bachelor’s degree from VSU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

Dalton State College

Dalton, GA

Our rankings recognize Dalton State College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. DSC is a small public school located in the city of Dalton.

It takes the average student at DSC about 5.0 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $15,040. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from DSC is $75,350. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgia Southwestern State University. Located in the distant town of Americus, GSW is a public school with a small student population.

It takes the average student at GSW about 4.6 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,867. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GSW be around $96,197. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#8

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Covenant College. Located in the rural area of Lookout Mountain, Covenant is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. Covenant also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Covenant is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,534. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Covenant is $116,419. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Georgia College & State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Georgia College is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Milledgeville. Georgia College not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Georgia list.

It takes the average student at Georgia College about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $34,350. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Georgia College is $147,018. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#10

Albany State University

Albany, GA

Albany State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the city of Albany, Albany State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at Albany State about 4.9 years to graduate, and it costs about $21,126 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $103,729 to get a bachelor’s degree from Albany State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 1,213
Florida 4,383
Virginia 1,712
West Virginia 586
Tennessee 1,699
North Carolina 2,584
South Carolina 1,665
Alabama 2,026
Louisiana 1,415
Kentucky 1,884
Arkansas 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,914
Teacher Education Subject Specific 544
Special Education 162
Other Education 50
General Education 22

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,510
Psychology 3,467
Communication & Journalism 2,936
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 716
History 663

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 21 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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