The DeKalb County School System (DCSS) is the county’s main public school system. Enrollment is more than 100, 000 students in 143 schools and centers.
Atlanta Public Schools serves the Atlanta portion of the county while City Schools of Decatur is the school system in Decatur.
Private and Public Colleges:
is a private, all female, undergraduate liberal arts college.
Emory University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university. The university consists of the following divisions: Emory College of Arts and Science; Oxford College, Goizueta Business School; ; Emory Graduate School; Emory Law; ; Rollins School of Public Health and Candler School of Theology.
Mercer University is a private, coeducational, faith-based university with a Baptist heritage. The main campus is in Macon. The Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus is in DeKalb County; it houses the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology along with the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the School of Medicine, and the Tift College of Education.
Oglethorpe University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts school and is named after James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony.
Georgia Perimeter College has three campuses within the County and is the largest associate degree granting institution in the University System of Georgia. Degree programs include nursing, engineering and homeland security. Through its Transfer Admission Guarantee program, students can transfer to their choice of more than 20 public and private four year colleges seamlessly.
DeKalb Technical College is the largest vocational institution in Georgia. DeKalb Technical College has programs in business, engineering, technologies, health, human services, industrial arts, information systems, and transportation.
DeVry University offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in healthcare, accounting, business, and technology management.
Columbia Theological Seminary is a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church. More than 640 students are enrolled at Columbia in one of five degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Theology.