Georgia Institute of Technology, mostly referred to as Georgia Tech, is a public research oriented University based in Atlanta, Georgia. 20,720 undergraduate students, and 13,750 gradaute students attend its many degree granting programs online and on campus. They are known for both stellar academics and competitive athletics, competing as the Yellow jackets in the NCAA Division I. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses nationally and internationally. These campus locations are in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Athlone, Ireland, Shanghai, China and Singapore, Singapore. The initial intention at the Institutes inception in 1885 was to prepare and train students to build an industrialized economy in the post-Civil War South. Since then it has expanded to include many other programs and has a well-rounded and highly esteemed reputation as a public degree granting institution. Amongst the schools most acclaimed programs are engineering, computing, management, science, architecture, and the liberal arts.
Georgia Tech is consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten best public institutions in the United States, and it is also an established member of the Association of American Universities, which is extremely selective and prestigious. U.S. News and World Report rated Tech as the number seven public university, and number thirty-five amongst all university categories. The undergradaute and graduate engineering program are both ranked at number four, and all of the undergraduate programs at Georgia Tech are in the top ten for their particular area of study. It also holds the number twenty-six spot for the MBA Program, and number thirty for physics.
Georgia Tech has six distinctive academic colleges, and students are enouraged to study in more than one for an interdisciplinary approach to higher learning. The College of Architecture, the College of Management, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Computing, the College of Engineering, and the College of Sciences are the divisions that have grown from the original College of Engineering which was Tech’s primary academic department in its earliest history. Several online degrees are available through distance learning at the Master Degree level. They are as follows: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Building Construction, Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Information Security, Thermal Science, Medical Physics, and Operations Research. There are no undergraduate degree options at this time offered online.
The most popular degree programs at Georgia Tech are Architecture, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, Computer and Information Sciences, and Engineering. Georgia Tech also has professional education programs for working adults, including an intensive English as a Second Language program, the Global Executive MBA, an Executive MBA in Management of Technology, and the Executive Master’s in Internal Logistics.
Tuition at the Georgia Institute of Technology is $7,600 per academic year for Georgia residents, and $25,800 for out of state residents. The total tuition and fee cost per year is estimated at $20,900 for in state students, and $39,100 for all others. Students have access to a wide variety of loans, State and Federal Grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities to make their educations possible at Tech.