Georgia college rankings

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Pictured: Buttrick Hall, Agnes Scott College. Disclosure: My daughter, Laurel graduated (with honors!) from Agnes Scott in May.

They’re here! U.S. News and World Report’s rankings are out. Since you simply must know, here’s how Georgia’s colleges and universities fared within the various categories.

National Universities

21. Emory University
35. Georgia Institute of Technology
62. University of Georgia

Liberal Arts College

73. Agnes Scott College (Tie)
81. Spelman College (Tie)
133. Morehouse College (Tie)
133. Wesleyan College (Tie)
148. Oglethorpe University (Tie)

Regional Universities

8. Mercer University
28. Georgia College and State University
43. Brenau University
60. University of North Georgia
70. Kennesaw State University
70. Piedmont College
75. Valdosta State University
76. Albany State University
85, Southern Polytechnic State University
92. University of West Georgia

Regional Colleges

6. Covenant College
13. Lagrange College
35. Toccoa Falls College
47. Emanuel College
62. Clayton State University
64. Reinhardt College
71. Fort Valley State University
74. Point University

Historically Black Colleges

1. Spelman College
3. Morehouse College
18. Clark Atlanta University
28. Albany State University
38. Fort Valley State University
45. Paine College
47. Savannah State University

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Georgia Colleges is published and edited by Jonathan Grant, an Atlanta-based author whose works include the award-winning The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (University of Georgia Press). He is currently developing a guidebook to Georgia colleges for parents, students, and educators.

Grant graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and bureau chief with The Macon Telegraph and served as a Georgia state government spokesman for several years.

He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Judy, and two children–a college freshman and a high school senior. Actively involved in community affairs, he has served as a PTA president, a local school council member, and as a soccer coach for twelve seasons.