Quick Facts

Georgia State University is one of the Southeast’s major public research institutions. It is among the top 100 public universities for doctoral degrees awarded. More than 250 degree programs with 100 fields of study are offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Students may enroll in day or evening classes and in part-time or full-time study.


Location  Atlanta, Georgia
Founded 1913
Status Public
Libraries University and Law combined holdings (volumes and micro text): 4,369,251
Degrees 100 fields of study with 250 degree programs offered through eight colleges
Enrollment About 50,972 students as of fall 2016. (32,464 attending campus Downtown and 18,508 at Perimeter College campuses)
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges through 2018
Graduation Total degrees conferred since founding – 227,705
Economic Impact More than $1.5 billion annually


Schools and Colleges:

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education and Human Development
College of Law
Honors College
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Perimeter College
School of Public Health


Tuition and Fees

(full course load per semester for 2015-16)


Undergraduate $5,343
Graduate $5,648
Graduate Nursing $5,720
Graduate Business $6,860
Law $8,429


Undergraduate $14,448
Graduate $15,975
Graduate Nursing $16,047
Graduate Business $16,563
Law $18,228

Mandatory Fees

All Students $1,064
Law $1,121



Total Full Time 1,144
Tenured or Tenure Track 67 percent



NCAA Division I 16 Teams
Nickname Panthers
Mascot Name Pounce
Colors Blue and White
Conference Sun Belt Conference
(as of July 1, 2013)