Georgia contains two schools that offer astronomy programs. Emory University, the highest-ranking astronomy school in GA, has a total student population of 12,930 and is the 30th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 astronomy schools in Georgia, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr), with Georgia State University as the lowest recorded at only $12,611/yr.
Astronomy students from Georgia schools who go on to become astronomers, astrophysicistss, lunar and planetary institute directors, national radio astronomy observatory directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,240 people working as astronomers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $102,740. Also, Atmospheric and space scientists make on average $85,160 per year and there are about 8,320 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the astronomy schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from astronomy, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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