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
- #3 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**
- #6 for first-year experience**
- #9 in the nation for social mobility**
- #8 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.
- The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development’s evidence-based programs (EBPS) improve the lives of children and families. Among child welfare-related programs studied nationally, SafeCare©, yielded the highest return on investment, $28.90 for every $1 spent. Our programs ensured that thousands of professionals and caregivers received EBPs that prevented child maltreatment, promoted child and adult mental health through mobile Internet interventions, and improved the quality of life for individuals with 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.
- During the 2018-2019 school year, the Georgia State Regional Reading Recovery Training Center was responsible for serving 1,499 of Georgia’s children in Gwinnett County Public Schools, Dalton City Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Walker County Schools and Effingham County Schools.
- 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 550 university students during the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Many Rialto Series artists from around the world perform for and engage in arts programming with underserved, public and Title 1 school students in Atlanta as part of the Rialto2Go program. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 of the Rialto Series 112 artists participated in the Rialto2Go program.
- Rialto Jazz for Kids, the Rialto’s signature education program since 2004, serves more than 2,500 public school students each year. The Rialto Jazz for Kids program serves the students who actively participate in the program, the students who participate in the six school-wide assemblies and the general public when they perform throughout the community, including their annual performances at the Atlanta Jazz Festival.
- 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.
- 811 of Education and Human Development graduates between 2016-2018 were employed by the Georgia Public School System.
- In 2017-2018, 72 percent of education student teaching placements were in high-needs schools.
- More than 72% of Education and Human Development graduates took their first jobs in a high-needs Georgia public schools in 2017-2018.
- In 2018-2019, the top five Georgia school systems employing Georgia State new teachers were DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, Atlanta Public Schools and Cobb.
- In 2018-2019, 27 Georgia counties hired Georgia State new teachers.
- 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.
- 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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