The average cost to attend college has skyrocketed in the last couple decades. According to one report, tuition prices rose eight times faster than wage growth in the United States.
Georgia is no exception to the nationwide trend. For example, the cost of attending Georgia Tech has jumped up 77% since 2009, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle .
A new report from the publication looked at colleges and universities in the state and ranked the schools on total cost of attendance in fiscal year 2018. Total cost includes categories like tuition, supplies, room and board and transportation.
On the list of the most expensive schools nationally, University of Chicago, Columbia University and Northwestern University took home the top spots. Emory University came in at No. 85 on that overall list.
Most Expensive colleges in Georgia, based on fiscal year 2018:
Emory University (total in-state cost: $66,950)
Savannah College of Art and Design (total in-state cost: $56,372)
Oglethorpe University (total in-state cost: $53,490)
Spelman College (total in-state cost: $51,642)
Mercer University (total in-state cost: $51,293)
Berry College (total in-state cost: $50,632)
Morehouse College (total in-state cost: $48,723)
Covenant College ((total in-state cost: $45,920)
Lagrange College (total in-state cost: $45,160)
Brenau University (total in-state cost: $44,878)
Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Georgia State University came in further down the list at No. 21, 24 and 25, respectively. Dive further into the data here.
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