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Georgia State University

Atlanta , GA

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How Colleges Spend Money

The graph below shows the Administrative Cost Per Student at Georgia State University. This is a measure of expenditures per student for day-today executive operations of the institution, not including student services or academic management.

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Hidden Gems

Georgia State University has an ACTA Hidden Gem on campus. ACTA’s Hidden Gems initiative highlights exceptional programs at colleges and universities that offer high-quality and coherent interdisciplinary education across the liberal arts. Hidden Gems range from major and minor degree programs to honors and certificate programs. Learn more about Hidden Gems here.

"The program at GSU helps students become familiar with and capable of contributing to ongoing debates about the nature of good political and economic institutions, as well as the policies andpractices that are best suited for creating and sustaining them. More broadly, students develop the intellectual skills of both the social scientist, who seeks to understand how the social world operates, and the moral philosopher, who seeks to critically evaluate the socialworld in relation to how it ought to be. The program prepares students for careers and graduate programs that require independent thought with significant analytic and critical reasoning as well as writing. They are well-positioned for careers in law, government,public service, or entrepreneurial endeavors as well as Ph.D. programs in political science, philosophy, and economics. Moreover, they are ideally situated to contribute intelligently to the public dialogue of a vibrant democracy."

FIRE Speech Rating

Georgia State University earns a Yellow speech code rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

FIRE evaluates colleges and universities' "speech codes," or written free speech policies, for how well they protect students' freedom of speech. ACTA believes an institution's commitment to free expression correlates with its commitment to academic excellence, facilitated through the free exchange of ideas.

According to its 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, the university provides educational opportunities for tens of thousands of students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels." [Source]

Curriculum last evaluated: 11/8/2023

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.