Higher Education

Albany-Dougherty County offers education opportunities at every level, from technical program certificates to graduate degrees. More than 15,000 students are enrolled in the community’s institutions of higher learning.

Albany State University

Albany State University is a four-year liberal arts school offering bachelor’s, Master’s and education specialist degrees to its more than 4,000 enrolled students. University has strong theater and arts programs, a nationally-recognized football team and one of the largest alumni celebration weekends around.

Albany Technical College

Albany Technical College has more than 5,000 enrolled students, many of whom take advantage of the wide range of online offerings and 34 areas of study. Albany Tech offers personalized training programs to fit individual industries needs.

Dougherty County School System

The Dougherty County School System prepares nearly 16,000 students for the working world through its educational curriculum, magnet programs and advanced Centers of Excellence. The school system operates 26 schools, offers gifted studies as well as special-needs education and makes an after-school program available to students through the eighth grade.

Elementary Schools

  • Alice Coachman
  • International Studies Magnet
  • Lake Park Magnet
  • Lamar Reese Magnet
  • Lincoln Magnet
  • Live Oak
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Morningside
  • Northside
  • Radium Springs
  • Robert H Harvey
  • Sherwood Acres
  • Turner
  • West Town

Middle Schools

  • Albany Middle
  • Merry Acres
  • Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet
  • Radium Springs Magnet School of the Arts

High Schools

  • Dougherty Comprehensive HS
  • Monroe Comprehensive HS
  • Westover Comprehensive HS

College & Career Academy

Albany Private Schools

Albany offers students and parents a variety of educational options through its private schools, which include a fully-accredited college preparatory, Montessori and religiously-affiliated institutions.