Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a public, coeducational, comprehensive university located in Kennesaw, Georgia, United States, approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Atlanta. KSU also holds classes at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Dalton State College, Appalachian Technical College and Dallas. A current enrollment of 23,103 students makes KSU the third largest institution in the University System of Georgia, trailing the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. The university is well known for academic programs in business, education, nursing, criminal justice and sports management. The university has undergone a number of changes in name (and mission) over its relatively short existence. The university was officially founded on October 9, 1963, when the Georgia Board of Regents approved the establishment of a junior college tentatively to be named Cobb County Junior College.
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