Georgia State University (GSU) is a public research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Founded in 1913, it is one of the University System of Georgia’s four research universities. It has a student population of 32,022, including 24,096 undergraduates.
Georgia State University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across eight academic colleges with around 3,500 faculty members. Georgia State University is a part of the University System of Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. GSU is a commuter school with 61% of first-year students living off-campus and 17% of all undergraduates living on campus.
Approximately 27% of the student population is considered part-time while 73% of the population is considered full-time. The university is classified as a ‘Research University/Very High Activity’, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since its inception, 192,785 degrees have been conferred, with 6,737 of them conferred during fiscal year 2011. The university has a full-time faculty count of 1,142, with 69 percent of those faculty members either tenured or on tenure track.
GSU has two libraries, University library and Law library, which hold over 4.3 million volumes combined and serve as a federal document depository. The university has an economic impact on the Atlanta economy of more than $1.4 billion annually.