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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:  Less than one year certificate
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:  32,058 (25,140 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
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,351475
Research and public service887
Total graduate assistants-2,054
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,546$12,126$13,342$13,7002.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,225$9,510$9,510$9,5100.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$24,594$26,008$25,500$26,2142.8%
Off Campus$23,929$25,048$23,738$24,0941.5%
Off Campus with Family$15,154$15,538$14,228$14,5842.5%
On Campus$44,892$44,218$40,068$40,7821.8%
Off Campus$44,227$43,258$38,306$38,6620.9%
Off Campus with Family$35,452$33,748$28,796$29,1521.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$6,876
In-state fees$2,128
Out-of-state tuition$22,374
Out-of-state fees$2,128
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,40594%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,21888%$29,986,849$9,318
Federal grants2,12158%$10,310,049$4,861
Pell grants2,12058%$9,940,304$4,689
Other federal grants36510%$369,745$1,013
State/local government grant or scholarships2,58171%$17,975,491$6,965
Institutional grants or scholarships1,03428%$1,701,309$1,645
Student loan aid1,99655%$11,798,197$5,911
Federal student loans1,98354%$10,917,267$5,505
Other student loans1213%$880,930$7,280
  • 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 aid118,29872%$130,131,835$7,112
Pell grants13,34353%$57,821,753$4,333
Federal student loans14,73258%$102,499,605$6,958
  • 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$15,131$15,609$14,134
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$13,435$13,854$12,337
$30,001 – $48,000$14,322$14,943$13,190
$48,001 – $75,000$16,726$17,233$15,734
$75,001 – $110,000$18,748$18,772$17,590
$110,001 and more$18,900$19,834$18,093
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment32,058
Undergraduate enrollment25,140
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,652
Graduate enrollment6,918
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: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants13,9705,2848,686
Percent admitted57%58%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%47%42%
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 2015 (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 Reading480580
SAT Math470590
SAT Writing470570
ACT Composite2025
ACT English2026
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: 80%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 54%
Transfer-out rate: 19%
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 2007]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 53%
8-year: 56%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 49%
Female: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 50%
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 58%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 71%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 47%
Non-resident alien: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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 Studies64---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other----1
Latin American Studies----3
Women's Studies46--2
Category total1010--6
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2878912--
Category total3319322--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science2233---
Business Administration and Management, General266191--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--18--
Business/Commerce, General-357---
Business/Managerial Economics818---
Finance, General262271--
Financial Planning and Services-4---
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other3----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General7814-20-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-23-3-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General248261--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----2
Real Estate1460-0
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General---1-
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other----20
Category total1,259715242422
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric56239--
Category total266239--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General202754--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-12---
Computer Science1104913--
Category total31213617--
Art Teacher Education410---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-476-1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-6---
Education, General--13--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-19---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments-13---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments-21---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-8---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-012-13
Educational Statistics and Research Methods-4--4
Educational/Instructional Technology-63--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-17---
International and Comparative Education----1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-20---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching148363-0
Mathematics Teacher Education-35---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14125---
Reading Teacher Education-22---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-22---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-4---
Social Studies Teacher Education-23---
Special Education and Teaching, General--3--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--17-0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-16648-
Category total293354634819
Operations Research-3---
Category total-3---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-3---
English Language and Literature, General1071727--
Category total1072027--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging---63
Category total---63
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature111---
German Language and Literature50---
Language Interpretation and Translation----4
Spanish Language and Literature3212---
Category total8413--4
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing----9
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----6
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-55---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-58---
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing----0
Physical Therapy/Therapist--33--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing----4
Public Health, General-724-6
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--7--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse11979---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist26----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-16---
Category total17228044-25
History, General83104--
Category total83104--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies13342--
Category total13342--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--193--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other--4--
Mathematics, General4122---
Category total41224--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Accounting and Computer Science-0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6113--1
Category total6123--1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--4--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-50---
Category total-504--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies165---
Category total5225---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General592815--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-5---
Geology/Earth Science, General241---
Physics, General1385--
Category total964223--
Educational Psychology-106--
Psychology, General463157--
School Psychology-112-8
Category total4633615-8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-64---
Public Policy Analysis, General69-3--
Social Work8440---
Social Work, Other----0
Youth Services/Administration----1
Category total1531043-1
Social Sciences
Economics, General1022012--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---4-
International Economics10----
Political Science and Government, General1731141-
Social Sciences, Other----2
Urban Studies/Affairs027--2
Category total5238221511
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-6---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies153----
Music Performance, General3326---
Music, Other----1
Category total33241--1
Grand total4,7712,08647583101
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 513
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 95
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 77
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 13
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: $7,708
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,828
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,066
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,509
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
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined73
Beach Volleyball17
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 Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)8/1/2016 -  Pre-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
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels5/5/2016 -  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 - 6/15/2016Resigned
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health6/15/2016 - 8/1/2016Resigned
Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health8/1/2016 -  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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession012
Drug law violations283738
Liquor law violations7212688
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations161914
Liquor law violations6012474
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible85
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault339
Motor vehicle theft076
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible65
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault134
Motor vehicle theft001
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate8.8%6.0%8.5%
Number in default1,244464558
Number in repayment13,9947,6326,515
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)