Education in Savannah


Armstrong Atlantic State University

Armstrong Atlantic State University is a four-year public university located in Savannah. Founded in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College, it later became Armstrong State College before taking its present name. Armstrong is located on the southside of Savannah. Academic ares include colleges of education, liberal arts, science and technology, and health professions. Armstrong also offers and ROTC program. The university has enjoyed success in the fields of tennis in NCAA competition. The university competes in the Peach Belt Conference and their mascot is a pirate.

Savannah College of Arts and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is located in downtown historic Savannah. The college is a private institution operating on a quarter-based academic calendar. Offering over 40 programs of study, Illustration and Animation degrees are the most popular followed by Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Graphic Design, Fashion/Apparel Design, and Photography. Although the acceptance rate is slightly above 60%, SCAD has approximately 11,000 students and 1,500 full/part-time employees. Up and running for a little over 30 years, SCAD provides talented students with professional and creative concepts that will allow them to be successful in the real world.

Savannah Law School

Savannah Law School is a private, ABA-accredited law school in Savannah, Georgia.  The school first opened in 2012, and is a branch of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.  Savannah Law opened with the goal of becoming the ideal law school for the 21st century.  The administration of Savannah Law emphasizes experiential learning, where the students learn to not only think like a lawyer, but also are ready to practice law upon graduation.  The school prides itself on small classroom sizes, in which students have an opportunity to maintain relationships with faculty and staff.  Savannah Law School is located in the heart of the historic district of Savannah at 516 Drayton Street, across from Forsyth Park.

Skidaway Island Institute

The University of Georgia’s Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography or (SkIO), was built in 1967.  It is located on the south side of Savannah and is part of the University System of Georgia.  The institute’s primary goal is to study the marine life in the coastal waters of Georgia, which is essential to the region’s eco-system.  Since the institute is directly located on the shores of the Skidaway River, professors and students are close to research interests.  The Institute also has has its own vessel capable of performing shallow water and deep water research projects.  The Institute provides information on endangered species and promotes environmental awareness.  The institute also has mini aquarium, which holds many of the sea creatures found in the waters off Savannah’s coastline for the public to view.

Savannah State University

Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black university (HBCU) in Savannah. It was established November 26, 1890 in Athens Georgia. In 1891 it relocated from Athens to Savannah Georgia. Savannah State has three colleges “business administration, liberal arts & social science, and science and technology. It has 75 student organizations and 15 intramural activities. they are a NCAA division I school. There mascot is a tiger and their colors are burnt orange and reflex blue.

South University

South University has been open for over a century. This private university offers a wide range of associate and bachelor degrees. South also offers several masters degrees and is known for its Doctor of Pharmacy program. Located on the southside of Savannah, this institution offers small and more personal classes.

Ogeechee Technical College

Ogeechee Technical College, originally Ogeechee Technical Institute, began as a two years, public technical school under the Department of Technical and Adult Education in 1986. The school is located in Statesboro, Georgia and has nearly 2,819 with 2,670 listed as undergraduates. It offers GED programs and Adult Literacy courses for the area. Programs that have been accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education include medical and dental, optical, and veterinary technology.


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