What Others Are Saying
Georgia State ranks as the top-performing institution for black students based on college completion rates and a range of other factors, according to a report by The Education Trust that analyzed 676 institutions across the country.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State fourth in the nation among Most Innovative colleges and universities, up one spot from the previous year. The university followed Arizona State University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology atop the list.
Georgia State ranked 14th among national universities cited for “an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” by U.S. News & World Report. The university also ranked 14th last year.
“When it comes to finding out what works for students and what’s possible when an institution transforms itself, (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) turns to Georgia State. That’s because your university is a powerful example of how—with the right strategies and the right support—students from any background and from every background can succeed.”
Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Georgia State commencement address
May 7, 2016
In a New York Times op-ed on curbing college dropouts, David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, praised the strides made by Georgia State to improve graduation rates, especially among minority, first-generation and low-income students. “The impetus for reform comes from academic leaders who insist that student success be regarded, not as an afterthought, but as a practical imperative and a moral obligation,” he noted.
New York Times
May 1, 2016
U.S. News & World Report ranked the the College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society 6th in the nation, between Georgetown’s and Harvard’s programs. This is the 10th consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by U.S. News. The college’s part-time program was No. 14 in the nation, and its clinical education program was the only one in Georgia to make the list, ranking No. 30.
The Washington Post called Georgia State “a perpetual laboratory for new ideas on using ‘big data’ to improve higher education,” noting the university’s innovative efforts to keep disadvantaged students on track toward a degree.
Oct. 1, 2015