GSU History

Georgia State University was founded in 1913 as the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce and gained full university status in 1969. It is the second largest of the 35 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia.

Today, Georgia State has a student population of over 31,500 and is the Southeast’s leading urban research institution. More than 250 degree programs within 62 areas 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.