DeKalb County is a preferred destination for businesses because of our highly-educated workforce. More than 60% of our residents have bachelor's degrees or higher. Decide DeKalb is a partner to many of the County's academic institutions because we understand that thriving business communities are aided by strong educational programs and partnerships.
Additionally, DeKalb is international, eclectic and diverse, boasting a selection of exciting attractions, world-class museums, art centers, music venues, universities, original neighborhoods, restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops. We are home to Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s #1 attraction and offer over 80 hotels for convenience to all of Metro Atlanta.
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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.
Georgia Piedmont Technical Collegeis one of the oldest and most respected of Georgia's 33 technical colleges. Recognized for our student-centered atmosphere, Georgia Piedmont Technical College prepares individuals with the education, training, and skills to enter the workplace ready to make a difference in their hiring companies and in the ever changing global economy.
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.