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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia

106 Colleges
$40,282 Avg Salary*
30% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Which colleges in Georgia are succeeding at true diversity? Check out this ranking to find out.

Our analysis looked at 106 schools in Georgia to determine which ones were the most diverse. To determine overall diversity, we consider four factors: racial/ethnic makeup of the students, the geographic representation of the students, male to female ratio, and age range.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia

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Our 2021 rankings named Emory University-Oxford College the most diverse school in Georgia. A small institution, Emory University-Oxford College is private not-for-profit.

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#2

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Emory University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Atlanta, Georgia. It awarded 2,598 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 50% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from Emory make an average of $66,000 a year.

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#3

Life University

Marietta, Georgia

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Life University. The school came in at #3 in Georgia on this year’s diversity ranking. Life is a private not-for-profit institution located in Marietta, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 144 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $35,600 during the early years of their career.

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#4

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Georgia State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Georgia State is a public institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,196 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 55% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from Georgia State make an average of $43,300 a year.

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#5

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Kennesaw State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Kennesaw State University is a large public school located in Kennesaw, Georgia that handed out 5,351 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 61% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity.

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Coming in at #6 for 2021 overall diversity in Georgia is Georgia Tech. This large , public school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and it awarded 3,717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 49% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech is $79,100 during the early years of their career.

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Savannah College of Art and Design did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking, coming in at #7. Savannah, Georgia is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,269 students in 2018-2019.

About 12.7% of the students are international. During the early years of their career, graduates from SCAD make an average of $36,400 a year.

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Georgia State University-Perimeter College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Georgia State University-Perimeter College is a fairly large public school located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $34,300 during the early years of their career.

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#9

Point University

West Point, Georgia

Point University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking, coming in at #9. Point U is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Point, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 171 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Point U make an average of $32,500 a year.

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#10

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Coming in at #10 for 2021 overall diversity in Georgia is Covenant. Located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 222 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Covenant is $41,200 during the early years of their career.

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#11

Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, Georgia

Oglethorpe University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 230 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe is $42,100 during the early years of their career.

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#12

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

University of Georgia did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Athens, Georgia, the large , public school handed out 8,022 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from UGA make an average of $50,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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Middle Georgia State University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking, coming in at #13. Middle Georgia State University is a medium-sized public school located in Macon, Georgia that handed out 776 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 55% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Middle Georgia State University make an average of $31,500 per year during the early years of their career.

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#14

Emmanuel College Georgia

Franklin Springs, Georgia

Emmanuel College Georgia came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking. Emmanuel College Georgia is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Franklin Springs, Georgia. It awarded 130 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Emmanuel College Georgia make an average of $33,600 a year.

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#15

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

Georgia Southern University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking, coming in at #15. Located in Statesboro, Georgia, the large , public school handed out 4,502 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from GaSou go into careers with an average salary of $41,900.

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#16

Thomas University

Thomasville, Georgia

If you crave a diverse college experience, TU, coming in at #16 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. TU is located in Thomasville, Georgia and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 178 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 43% falling into the traditional age range. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $34,300 during the early years of their career.

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#17

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

If you crave a diverse college experience, Mercer, coming in at #17 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. This medium-sized , private not-for-profit school is located in Macon, Georgia, and it awarded 1,205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 42% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Mercer go into careers with an average salary of $48,200.

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#18

Brewton - Parker College

Mount Vernon, Georgia

With a ranking of #18, Brewton - Parker College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Brewton - Parker College is located in Mount Vernon, Georgia and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 42 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Brewton - Parker College make an average of $31,900 per year during the early years of their career.

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#19

Georgia Highlands College

Rome, Georgia

Coming in at #19 for 2021 overall diversity in Georgia is GHC. GHC is located in Rome, Georgia and has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 74 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

During the early years of their career, graduates from GHC make an average of $34,700 a year.

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#20

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, Georgia

Toccoa Falls College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, and it awarded 178 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Toccoa Falls go into careers with an average salary of $29,500.

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South University’s online programs ranked #21 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. South University’s online programs is a private for-profit institution located in Savannah, Georgia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 583 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 9% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from South University’s online programs is $33,400 during the early years of their career.

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#22

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, Georgia

With a ranking of #22, Georgia Gwinnett College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Georgia Gwinnett College is a fairly large public school located in Lawrenceville, Georgia that handed out 1,182 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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#23

The Art Institute of Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

The Art Institute of Atlanta ranked #23 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. The Art Institute of Atlanta is a small private for-profit school located in Atlanta, Georgia that handed out 254 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 52% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Ai Atlanta is $30,900 during the early years of their career.

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#24

Reinhardt University

Waleska, Georgia

Reinhardt University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia ranking. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Waleska, Georgia, and it awarded 272 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 65% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Reinhardt University go into careers with an average salary of $36,600.

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#25

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta State University ranked #25 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Georgia list. Located in Valdosta, Georgia, the fairly large , public school handed out 1,503 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 55% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from VSU make an average of $38,700 a year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

  • 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 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).

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