Higher Education, Tech Schools & Magnet Schools


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With nearly 27,000 students and 141 degree programs, GSU is the largest comprehensive university south of Atlanta with a campus in Savannah and one 45 minutes away in Statesboro.

Through Georgia’s Dual Enrollment high school students can begin taking college courses in the 10th grade for free, scaling up to a full load of college free in the 12th grade.  Then students can get four years of Hope Scholarship which extends the total possible to six years of college paid for by the State of Georgia.

Chatham County

In-state tuition for the Georgia Southern University Armstrong campus in Savannah is $5,360.  Attractive programs at a middle and high school in the Chatham County public school system are also shown below.

Georgia Southern University GSU

Savannah State University SavState

Marine Sciences Program at SSU MSP

Savannah College of Art & Design (private non-profit) SCAD

South College (private for-profit) SC

Mercer University School of Medicine MUSM

Univ of SC Beaufort/Bluffton USCB

Technical Colleges

Savannah Technical College SavTech

Ogeechee Technical College OTC

Selected Savannah/Chatham County Public Schools:

Here are examples of excellent educational programs in the Savannah/Chatham Public School System;

  • High Schools

Savannah Arts Academy 9-12  SAA

Islands High – Veterinary & Environmental Sciences IH

  • Middle School

# 1 US Award Winning STEM Academy at Bartlett 6-8  STEM

Ester Garrison School for the Arts PK Kg-8 EGS

  • Elementary

Jacob G. Smith Elementary PK KG-5 JGS

Tybee Island Maritime Academy K-5 TMA

Charles Ellis Montessori Academy CEM

Bullock County

Bullock, with a population of 70,000, includes the City of Statesboro which is the location of the primary campus of Georgia Southern University, a 54 minute drive to downtown Savannah.  In-state tuition and fees are $6,890 per semester.  GSU Statesboro has 17,759 undergraduates and 2,659 graduate students.

Georgia Southern University GSU

Bluffton, SC

Bluffton SC is located on the May River and is divided between “old Bluffton” and “new Bluffton which is comprised of a number of gated communities.  Bluffton is a 36 minute drive to downtown Savannah.  The main highway into Hilton Head Island runs through Bluffton and therefore extensive retail and food service choices are available in Bluffton.  Bluffton/Hilton has an incubator called the Don Ryan Center.

The University of South Carolina, Beaufort offers in-state tuition to Georgia residents in Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties.  In-state tuition at USCB is $5, 172 per semester.

Univ of SC Beaufort/Bluffton USCB





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