Education and Schools

Savannah has an amazing network of higher education that spans the community. Most prevalent being the Savannah College of Art and Design otherwise known as SCAD. SCAD touts itself as “the University for Creative Careers” and with over 11,000 students in over 40 majors one can see why. SCAD makes up a huge part of the framework of downtown Savannah. It’s hard to turn a corner and not see a SCAD lecture hall, studio or dormitory.

Savannah’s most historic institution of higher study is Savannah State University located on the Eastside. Savannah State is the oldest of the three largest universities in the area. Founded in 1890, Savannah State is “the oldest public historically black college in Georgia”. Savannah State has approximately 4,600 students and 22 majors.

The third major university is Armstrong State University located on the Southside of town off Abercorn. Armstrong has just over 7,000 students and ever growing with over 100 different degrees and programs. Like Savannah State, Armstrong is also a part of the University System of Georgia.

Aside from the heavy-hitters, Savannah is also home to smaller institutions of higher learning. These include: Savannah Technical College, South University, Savannah Law School and satellite campuses of many more.

The Savannah-Chatham School Public School System services the areas k-12 grades. It boasts over 50 different elementary, middle and high school programs that focus on student success. Subsequent to the standard educational programs, the system offers 25 different specialty programs ranging from medicine and science to the visual arts and law. For more information on these and other programs, please contact the SCCS directly at (912) 395-5600 or visit their website.

Savannah has 35 different private schools in the area, which serve almost 8,000 students. These range from religious affiliations, to military prep, to those that appeal to needs on students interested in the visual and performing arts. For more information on these institutions, please contact the school directly.

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