In Cherokee County, there are a variety of flourishing educational options.  From the Cherokee County School District, to excellent private institutions, Cherokee County offers both faith-based and non-religious primary through secondary education. The county is also home to Cherokee Charter Academy, a SACS accredited, tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades K-9. There are also many home-schooled students within the county with an extensive support system network.


Anyone trying to find the right career path, or develop a second path, would do well to consider training and education in Cherokee County. Whatever one decides to do for a living, Cherokee County provides excellent educational resources to help each student or worker achieve his or her dream.

Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in Georgia with an enrollment that exceeded 14,000 students in the past academic year. The college provides a high-quality, easily-accessible education at a fraction of the cost of the other area colleges and universities, with eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, and Pickens.

Reinhardt University, Cherokee’s only comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, was founded in 1883. This dynamic university offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Reinhardt’s vibrancy and growth align with the private college’s philosophy of personalized attention. Reinhardt has a residential campus in the City of Waleska.

Located just over the county line is Kennesaw State University (KSU),  the third-largest university in Georgia with more than 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 150 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs.