Explore DeKalb

DeKalb County is a preferred destination for businesses because of our highly-educated workforce. Nearly 45% 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. 

For more information about DeKalb attractions, lodging, shopping and dining, visit DiscoverDeKalb.com

Public Schools

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

Agnes Scott College 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 School of Nursing; Emory Graduate School; Emory Law; Emory University School of Medicine; 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.

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 College is 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.

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