Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE)
Serving over 227,000 students in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE)
Over 45,000 Degrees awarded annually
Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE)
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Member Institutions

The Atlanta region enjoys a concentration of colleges and universities matched by few U.S. metropolitan areas. Their diversity of programs and collective resources make the Atlanta region one of America's leading centers for higher education. Nineteen public and private colleges and universities comprise the membership of ARCHE, as well as five affiliated libraries and 12 corporate and nonprofit community partners

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Collaborations

The Atlanta region is a place where people and organizations work together to make big things happen. The colleges and universities in particular are remarkably collaborative, partnering on everything from joint degrees and research to cultural events.

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Research and reports

ARCHE conducts original research and publishes reports that show the scope, impact and value of higher education in the Atlanta region. Bringing together data from area colleges and universities paints a broader picture of the collective enterprise of higher education in the area and its contributions to economic growth, community development and quality of life.

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Member Institutions

Agnes Scott College
Enrollment: 1040 Undergraduate: 90 percent Highest degree: Masters’s President: Leocadia Zak Founded: 1889 Agnes Scott College is an independent, national
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Brenau University
Enrollment: 2,924 Undergraduate: 58 percent Highest degree: Doctoral President: Ed L. Schrader Founded: 1878 Brenau University provides liberal arts graduate
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Clark Atlanta University
Enrollment: 3884 Undergraduate: 80 percent Highest degree: Doctoral Interim President: Lucille Mauge Founded: 1988 Clark Atlanta University produces recognized leaders
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Clayton State University
Enrollment: 6,996 Undergraduate: 95 percent Highest degree: Master’s President: Thomas J. Hynes Founded: 1965   Clayton State University provides an
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Columbia Theological Seminary
Enrollment: 184 Undergraduate: 0 percent Highest degree: Professional President:  Leanne Van Dyk Founded: 1828 Columbia Theological Seminary, a theological institution
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Emory University
Enrollment: 15,055 Undergraduate: 52 percent Highest degree: Doctoral, professional President: Dr. Claire Sterk Founded:  1835   Emory University is one
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Georgia Gwinnett College
Enrollment: 12,532 Undergraduate: 100 percent Highest degree: Bachelor’s Interim President: Mary Beth Walker Founded: 2005 Georgia Gwinnett College, a member
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Enrollment: 26,841 Undergraduate: 68 percent Highest degree: Doctoral President: G.P. “Bud” Peterson Founded: 1885   The Georgia Institute of Technology
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Georgia State University
Enrollment: 50,969 Undergraduate: 77 percent Highest degree: Doctoral, Professional President: Mark P. Becker Founded: 1913 Georgia State University, an enterprising
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Interdenominational Theological Center
Enrollment: 259 Undergraduate: 0 percent Highest degree: Professional President: Edward L. Wheeler Founded: 1958 Established in 1958, The Interdenominational Theological
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Kennesaw State University
Enrollment: 35,018 Undergraduate: 92 percent Highest degree: Doctoral President: Pamela Whitten Founded: 1963 On January 6, 2015, the Board of Regents
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Mercer University
Macon Enrollment: 4,481 Atlanta enrollment: 4,020 Undergraduate: 55 percent Highest degree: Doctoral, Professional President: William D. Underwood Founded: 1833 Founded
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Morehouse College
Enrollment: 2,104 Undergraduate: 100 percent Highest degree: Bachelor’s President: David Thomas Founded: 1867 Morehouse College is the nation’s largest liberal
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Morehouse School of Medicine
Enrollment: 480 Undergraduate: 0 percent Highest degree: Doctoral, Professional President: Valerie Montgomery Rice Founded: 1973   Morehouse School of Medicine
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Oglethorpe University
Enrollment: 1,184 Undergraduate: 100 percent Highest degree: Bachelor’s President: Lawrence M. Schall Founded: 1835   Oglethorpe University, located on 100
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Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta
Atlanta Enrollment: 2,158 Undergraduate: 78 percent Highest degree: Master’s President: Paula S. Wallace Founded: 1979   In the heart of
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Spelman College
Enrollment: 2,125 Undergraduate: 100 percent Highest degree: Bachelor’s President: Mary Schmidt Campbell Founded: 1881   Spelman College is a highly
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University of Georgia
Enrollment: 36,574 Undergraduate: 76 percent Highest degree: Doctoral, Professional President: Jere Morehead Founded: 1785   Charted by the state of
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University of West Georgia
Enrollment: 13,308 Undergraduate: 85 percent Highest degree: Doctoral Interim President: Michael Crafton Founded: 1906 The University of West Georgia (UWG)
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