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 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 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students as of fall 2012.
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges through 2018
Graduation Total degrees conferred since founding – 192,785; degrees conferred in 2012 – 7,366
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
College of Law
Honors College
Institute of Public Health
J. Mack Robinson College of Business


Tuition and Fees

(full course load per semester for 2012-13)


Undergraduate $4,832
Graduate $5,096
Graduate Nursing $5,168
Graduate Business $6,308
Law $7,577


Undergraduate $13,937
Graduate $15,464
Graduate Nursing $15,536
Graduate Business $16,052
Law $17,417

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)