For those not involved with academia, Atlanta's college campuses can seem like an afterthought, havens for the young who bemoan their difficult lives but are oblivious to the perpetual suck of workaday existence. Or something like that. Fortunately, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has tabulated the tremendous value of metro Atlanta's places of postsecondary education. "Few cities can match the quality and diversity of its 66-plus higher education institutions that enroll more than 275,000 students," the newspaper notes, before extolling the virtues of everywhere from Kennesaw State to Agnes Scott, and far beyond. Some interesting tidbits: Georgia State, home to a top-shelf business college, is one of the nation's fastest-growing public universities; Emory University was ranked 20th by U.S. News & World Report this year; and that fine engineering school on North Avenue houses an Advanced Technology Center that Forbes recently shortlisted among "12 business incubators that are changing the world." Not too shabby, if you think about it.
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