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IPEDS ID: 139940
OPE ID: 00157400
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Georgia State University
33 gilmer st, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083
General information:  (404) 413-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  32,556 (25,328 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university, transforms the lives of students, advances the frontiers of knowledge and strengthens the workforce of the future. The university provides an outstanding education and exceptional support for students from all backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders, and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its urban research campus, at its vibrant branch campuses, and online, the university provides educational opportunities for tens of thousands of students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels.

Georgia State’s scholarship and research focus on solving complex issues ranging from the most fundamental questions of the universe to the most challenging issues of our day. The scholarly work and artistic expression of the university’s faculty create new knowledge, extend the boundaries of imagination, and enhance student learning. The university’s presence in the Atlanta metropolitan area provides extraordinary experiential learning opportunities and supports the work of faculty tackling the challenges of an urbanizing nation and world.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,306464
Research and public service813
Total graduate assistants-467
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,390$11,546$12,126$13,34210.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,225$9,225$9,510$9,5100.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$24,198$24,594$26,008$25,500-2.0%
Off Campus$23,675$23,929$25,048$23,738-5.2%
Off Campus with Family$14,900$15,154$15,538$14,228-8.4%
On Campus$42,408$44,892$44,218$40,068-9.4%
Off Campus$41,885$44,227$43,258$38,306-11.4%
Off Campus with Family$33,110$35,452$33,748$28,796-14.7%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$6,516
In-state fees$2,128
Out-of-state tuition$22,014
Out-of-state fees$2,128
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,10792%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,89285%$24,779,921$8,568
Federal grants1,93157%$9,231,923$4,781
Pell grants1,93157%$8,907,403$4,613
Other federal grants3199%$324,520$1,017
State/local government grant or scholarships2,35570%$15,278,689$6,488
Institutional grants or scholarships1113%$269,309$2,426
Student loan aid1,87055%$10,448,924$5,588
Federal student loans1,86755%$10,433,958$5,589
Other student loans30%$14,966$4,989
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid117,20669%$111,345,188$6,471
Pell grants12,91752%$55,340,649$4,284
Federal student loans14,62159%$104,101,482$7,120
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,290$15,131$15,609
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$12,556$13,435$13,854
$30,001 – $48,000$13,632$14,322$14,943
$48,001 – $75,000$15,655$16,726$17,233
$75,001 – $110,000$17,709$18,748$18,772
$110,001 and more$18,387$18,900$19,834
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment32,556
Undergraduate enrollment25,328
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,030
Graduate enrollment7,228
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 12%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 77%
25 and over: 23%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants12,8584,9887,870
Percent admitted59%60%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled48%51%47%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480590
SAT Math480590
ACT Composite2024
ACT English2025
ACT Math1925
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 57%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 53%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 51%
8-year: 56%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 46%
Female: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 55%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 51%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies62---
Latin American Studies----1
Women's Studies119--4
Category total1711--5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3057910--
Category total3268312--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science3331---
Business Administration and Management, General273130--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--14--
Business/Commerce, General-392---
Business/Managerial Economics644---
Finance, General228423--
Financial Planning and Services-4---
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other3----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General84--18-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-27-9-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General253322--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----1
Real Estate2271-1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General---7-
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other----1
Category total1,26775524343
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric71255--
Category total271255--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General188621--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-10---
Computer Science70428--
Category total2581149--
Art Teacher Education156---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-424-7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-13---
Education, General--6--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-27---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments-16---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments-23---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-7---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1--19
Educational Statistics and Research Methods-3--4
Educational/Instructional Technology-46--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-13---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-34---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching189474-0
Mathematics Teacher Education-20---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12317---
Reading Teacher Education-25---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-26---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3---
Social Studies Teacher Education-23---
Special Education and Teaching, General--5--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--11-0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-23326-
Category total327373392630
Operations Research-1---
Category total-1---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-1---
English Language and Literature, General1151313--
Category total1151413--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging---72
Category total---72
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature113---
German Language and Literature91---
Language Interpretation and Translation----14
Spanish Language and Literature356---
Category total9510--14
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing----7
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----4
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-40---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-50---
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing----1
Physical Therapy/Therapist--31--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing----2
Public Health, General-57--10
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12075---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist26----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-14---
Category total17123631-24
History, General77226--
Category total77226--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies140111--
Category total140111--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--219--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other--4--
Mathematics, General2621---
Category total26214--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Accounting and Computer Science-0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3720--1
Category total3729--1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--1--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-40---
Category total-401--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies169---
Category total4928---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General561918--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-8---
Geology/Earth Science, General276---
Physics, General22186--
Category total1055125--
Educational Psychology-113--
Psychology, General4261716--
School Psychology-108-10
Category total4263827-10
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-51---
Public Policy Analysis, General73-3--
Social Work8348---
Social Work, Other----4
Category total156993-4
Social Sciences
Economics, General112477--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---5-
International Economics13----
Political Science and Government, General190941-
Social Sciences, Other----5
Urban Studies/Affairs030--1
Category total54810816611
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-5---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies143----
Music Performance, General3933---
Music, Other----5
Category total33049--5
Grand total4,7412,11843573109
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 624
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 79
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 135
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,487
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,077
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,195
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 86%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined30
Beach Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics1/1/1985 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics4/24/2009 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1984 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist3/12/1972 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/28/1973 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/1/1979 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/1/1984 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs12/1/1993 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1973 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/9/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/23/2007 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1961 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools9/1/1972 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1992 - 1/24/2009Resigned
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs3/1/1984 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations82837
Liquor law violations5272126
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations61619
Liquor law violations5160124
  • Concentrated enforcement efforts to help combat underage drinking and the dangers associated with underage drinking.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible485
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault233
Motor vehicle theft207
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible465
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault113
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.0%8.5%8.1%
Number in default464558441
Number in repayment7,6326,5155,435
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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