Economic Impact in Georgia
Scholarships to 4,764 Georgia Residents
Georgia Jobs Created
- 6 campuses
- 11 colleges and schools
- 53,000+ students from more than 170 nations and territories
- 3,000+ international students
- 250+ degree programs in 100 fields of study at the Atlanta Campus — the widest variety in the state
- 30+ associate degree pathways at five campuses and through the largest online program in the state
- $2.6 billion annual economic impact on metro Atlanta*
- 84 research centers
- 72 study abroad programs in 45 countries
- 400+ student organizations, including 31 fraternities and sororities
- 10,000+ degrees conferred each year
- #2 most innovative university in the U.S.**
- #3 best undergraduate teaching in the U.S.**
- #1 public university in the country for commitment to teaching**
- #5 for first-year experience**
- #8 in the nation for social mobility**
- #10 most ethnically diverse university in the U.S.**
- #1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African-Americans, Asians and Latinos***
- #1 economics faculty in Georgia****
- #1 social work school in the U.S. (among those that do not offer a Ph.D.)**
- #1 best value law school*****
- Georgia State’s Perimeter College is among the top 20 two-year colleges in the nation******
- $2.5 billion economic impact in Georgia.(FY 2017)
- About 21,915 Georgia jobs created by Georgia State. (FY2017)
- Expenditures for research were about $201 million (FY2017). Estimated research expenditures for 2018 is $221.4 million for fiscal year 2018. This translates to a $319.2 million economic impact.
- $122.7 million (FY2018) in annual research awards supports thousands of jobs.
- Georgia State’s Perimeter College provides one of the largest Dual Enrollment programs in the University System of Georgia, serving almost 1,400 students in fall 2019.
- In 2018 the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development’s parenting programs, designed to prevent child abuse, served over 200 Georgia families and is shown to yield $20.25 in savings for every $1 spent. They also trained over 3,000 professionals and individuals on mandated reporting, child sexual abuse prevention, youth mental health, and to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- The HeLP Legal Services Clinic assists low-income residents of the metro Atlanta area whose children are receiving career at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. More than 6,500 low-income people have been helped by the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and the HeLP Legal Services Legal Clinic.
- Reading Recovery program has served more than 48,000 students, certified more than 6,700 teachers and trained 58 teacher leaders in Georgia.
- The Phillip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic provides federal tax controversy resolution services to low income taxpayers in Georgia. During 2017, the clinic secured approximately $82,000 in collective refunds for taxpayers and decreased taxpayers’ collectively liability by approximately $1.1 million, which is representative of the clinic’s annual economic impact.
- Bio-Bus Program has provided practical science education for more than 325,000 Georgia kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
- Georgia Health Policy Center and partners have provided technical assistance to 115 elementary, middle and high schools through Georgia SHAPE, the state’s childhood obesity initiative, affecting about 95,000 children.
- In 2018-2019 the Rialto Center for the Art’s annual economic impact on Atlanta and the state of Georgia was $27,385,469.
- The Rialto2Go programs reached over 2,700* elementary through high school students, and more than 420 university students during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Annually, approximately 90 Rialto2Go artists from around the world perform for and engage in arts programming with underserved, public and Title 1 school students in Atlanta.
- Rialto Jazz for Kids, the Rialto’s signature education program since 2004, serves more than 1,800 public school students each year.
- An estimated 25,000 people per year view the curated, bimonthly art exhibitions featured in the Rialto Lobby Gallery through the Rialto Visual Arts Series, which has highlighted more than 200 local artists and more than 90 shows since 2005.
- Top educator of health professionals across Georgia:
- Registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses – 6,581
(including 140 Ph.D. nurse educators and researchers)
- Registered dietitians and nutrition professionals – 1,284
- Physical therapists – 1,525
- Respiratory therapists – 1,360
- Health informaticists (or health IT) – 265
- Occupational therapists – 20
- Registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses – 6,581
- Graduates are the top nursing executives at two of Atlanta’s largest or highly regarded hospitals: Grady Memorial and the Shepherd Center.
- 920 of Education and Human Development graduates between 2015-2017 were employed by the Georgia Public School System.
- More than 72% of Education and Human Development graduates took their first jobs in a high-needs Georgia public schools in 2017-2018.
- In 2017-2018, 77 Georgia teachers completed training by the Georgia State Reading Recovery Regional Training Center.
- In 2017, the top five Georgia school systems employing Georgia State new teachers were Gwinnett, Fulton, Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb and Clayton.
- In 2017, 27 Georgia counties hired Georgia State new teachers.
- Georgia State Law students completed 46,679 hours of Pro Bono work during the 2017-2018 school year.
- Dental Hygiene students at Perimeter College provided reduced-cost treatment to approximately 803 patients in the college’s clinic on Georgia State’s Dunwoody Campus in 2019, and provided educational outreach, and free or low-cost oral exams and screenings to more than 1,607 people, ages 6 to 90 years, in programs across Georgia.
- Perimeter students also traveled to provide regular oral health education at battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, adult day care centers and for head and neck cancer survivors. Perimeter’s student dental hygienists provided oral health exams and preventive services in metro Atlanta, including at the Ben Massell Clinic, Good Samaritan Home and the FISH clinic in Monroe, Ga.
- Respiratory therapy students provide more than 35,000 hours in unpaid health care and community education annually.
- Georgia State paid $12,695,270.04 in institutional scholarships to 5,566 Georgia residents in the 2017-18 academic year.
- Military Outreach Centers on all six campuses serve and support more than 3,000 military-connected students each semester. Georgia State University was ranked a Top Ten Military Friendly® School in 2019 and 2020, being ranked the No. 1 and No. 2 Military Friendly® Tier 1 Research Institute in the nation, respectively. In 2020, Military Times ranked Georgia as one of the top universities in the nation in its “Best for Vets” survey.
- In 2020, 100 percent of Perimeter College’s Nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination on their first try. The national average: 88 percent. The program boasts a job placement rate of more than 90 percent.
- Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders internship program completed more than 4,696 hours of service in Georgia schools and 5,028 hours in medical settings in Fall 2017-Summer 2018.
- Georgia State student-athletes did more than 1,000 hours of community service last year.
- Over the last four years, more than 130 Honors College students have interned in various organizations in Georgia including state and local government, nonprofits, and agencies. These include a large contingent of Honors College students in the Georgia Legislative Internship Program, students interning in governmental agencies such as the CDC and the Defense Forensic Science Center, and students interning in nonprofits such as the United Way and AmeriCorps.
- Fifteen Georgia State students are serving in the Georgia Legislative Internship Program over during the 2019 session.
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