Georgia State University (GSU) is a research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1913, it is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. With more than 40,000 students, it is second in size only to The University of Georgia. The College of Education at Georgia State University offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degree and nondegree programs spread across six academic departments with more than 1,000 faculty members. Since its inception, 192,785 degrees have been conferred, with 6,737 of them conferred during fiscal year 2011. The university has a full-time faculty count of 1,142, with 69 percent of those faculty members either tenured or on tenure track. The university has an economic impact on the Atlanta economy of more than $1.4 billion annually. The President of Georgia State University (currently Mark P. Becker) is the head administrator and is appointed and overseen by the Georgia Board of Regents.
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