Georgia State University
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 22, 2017
Description: Georgia State University is a leading Tier 1 research university located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, with five additional Perimeter College/Georgia State campuses located across the metropolitan Atlanta area. Georgia State University and Perimeter College of Georgia State is the largest school in the State, with a total enrollment of over 52,000 students representing all 50 states and 117 countries. Georgia State provides world class support to the largest student veteran population in the State and one of the largest in the nation. Georgia State University and its Military Outreach Center leave no stone unturned in locating and providing exactly what the student veteran, military student or their family members need to succeed in college, as they proudly Serve Those Who Have Served!
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (Bachelors, Masters, PhD programs); Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (Associates programs).
Student/faculty ratio: 20:1 (Associates level)
Degrees Offered: Georgia State offers more than 250 degree programs with 100 fields of study offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. The university awards associate of science, associate of arts and associate of applied science degrees, with career pathways in Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Radiologic Technology. In Sign Language Interpreting, a certificate pathway is offered in addition to the associate degree pathway, for those who already have earned a college degree. Perimeter College offers more than 30 guided pathways leading to associate degrees.
Residential Degrees: More than 250 degree programs are offered.
Online Degrees: 18 fully Online Associate’s degrees are offered by Perimeter College at Georgia State.
Percent of applicants admitted: 58%
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Number of undergrads: 45,000
Gender breakdown: Women (59%); Men (41%)
Tuition & Fees: Average-all campuses: $4,513/yr (tuition); $1,604/yr (fees)
Books: Avg $1,200/yr
Room & Board: Average-all campuses: $3,996/yr
Is service accepted as credit toward degree? Yes, on a case-by-case basis. Military training must correlate to expected outcomes of specific Georgia State courses of study.
Why does the school like military students? Georgia State University appreciates and respects military services members for their service and sacrifice to our nation. Military and veteran students bring a tremendous world-view perspective to the classroom as viewed through a real-life lense, adding a defining and enriching flavor to classroom discussions and overall learning. Georgia State is an excellent choice for military service members and veterans because of the tremendous support the university provides to these students. Georgia State’s urban campus, located in downtown Atlanta, offers great opportunities to network with local, state, and national companies, and has easy access to multiple military installations. Georgia State offers a wide variety of academic areas to begin, continue, and reach academic goals. Perimeter College is the access college at Georgia State University, providing a great option for military and veteran students seeking an Associate’s degree either online or at one of their five two-year campuses.
What GI Bill/Tuition Assistance benefits are offered/available? Georgia State accepts all chapters of the VA’s GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program and participates in the Tuition Assistance Program. Staff are fully trained to process all forms of benefits from the VA and DoD, quickly and efficiently processing all military-connected students receive the service and support they need.
Do you offer online degrees/distance learning programs? Yes, currently 18 online Associates degrees are offered fully Online.
What programs/service are available specifically to military students? Military Outreach Centers are located on all six campuses, fully staffed by Military Student Advocates who are veterans. These offices provide guidance and resources to all military-connected students to ensure they receive the service and support they need and deserve. Military Outreach also provides access to specific military scholarships and collaborates with University Career Services and numerous outside agencies, organizations and corporations to assist students in securing meaningful employment, internships and careers.
What is your policy on involuntary activation for military service? Full refunds of tuition and mandatory fees and pro rata refunds of elective fees may be considered for students who are:
1. Military reservists (including members of the National Guard) who, after having enrolled in courses and paid tuition and fees, receive orders without prior notice to active duty, reassigned for temporary duty, or mandatory training and the orders prevent completion of the term;
2. Commissioned officers of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) who receive deployment orders in response to a public health crisis or national emergency after having enrolled in courses and paid tuition and fees and the orders prevent completion of the term;
3. Active duty military personnel who, after having enrolled in courses and paid tuition and fees, receive reassignment, a temporary duty assignment, or a training assignment without prior notice and the orders prevent completion of the term; or,
4. Otherwise unusually and detrimentally affected by the activation of members of the reserve components or the deployment of active duty personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States who demonstrate a need for exceptional equitable relief.