What Others Are Saying


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.

Washington Post
Oct. 1, 2015

Money Magazine lists Georgia State as one of “10 commuter colleges that give you a world-class education,” noting that top urban campuses that let students live at home can dramatically cut the cost of a degree.

Money Magazine
Sept. 28, 2015

The Institute of Health Administration in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business has been listed among the 50 Most Innovative University Healthcare Administration departments by TopMastersinHealthcare.com. The Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration dual degree program is cited as unique multi-disciplinary advantage of the institute.

Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration
February 2015

President Barack Obama praised Georgia State for helping more college students find pathways to graduation. “Georgia State, just to cite one example, is developing a new system to give small grants to students who might be a little behind on their bills.”

Barack Obama
White House’s College Opportunity Day of Action
December 4, 2014

Georgia State is included among the nation’s 108 leading research universities in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

At Georgia State, “Latino students have gone in ten years from a graduation rate of 22 percent to one of 66 percent. African Americans have gone from 29 percent to 57 percent. … I think Georgia State University has done a remarkable job.”

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
U.S. Senate hearing on improving college graduation rates for lower income students
July 24, 2014

“Everywhere Georgia State has gone in the city, they have been a very good neighbor.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Announcement of the University’s plan to help develop the Turner Field area
May 7, 2014

“Georgia State University…. is absolutely and undeniably ascending. Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Becker, he has expanded [the university’s] mission and delivered win after win after win.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Groundbreaking for the College of Law building
Sept. 12, 2013

“Georgia State is seen as a major rising university. It is indeed that. And I’m confident that in the next few years, Georgia State is going to be increasing beyond that to become one of the outstanding urban universities in our country.”

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby
Groundbreaking for the College of Law building
Sept. 12, 2013

“I believe Georgia state is well on its way to becoming the “Next Great Global University.”

Ambassador Andrew Young
Special 2013 Issue of the Georgia State Magazine
Jan. 10, 2013