Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA 30303

Georgia State University is one of the 29 public 4-year colleges in Georgia. Its campus is large in size and located in Atlanta. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,208 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3,493 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%).

Every year 53% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Georgia State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,984, and fees were $2,128. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,843 and $2,128 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 22 120
Master's degree 9 75
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 1
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1220
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$291/credit
In State Students$291/credit
Out of State Students$910/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$390/credit
In State Students$390/credit
Out of State Students$1,251/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $13,095 $13,095 $40,950
ADN 70 $20,370 $20,370 $63,700
BSN 125 $36,375 $36,375 $113,750
FNP 50 $19,500 $19,500 $62,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Georgia State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,895
Other Federal Grant 22% $1,042
State Grant & Scholarships 72% $6,976
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $5,011
Federal Student Loans 53% $5,342
Private Loans 5% $9,081


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,621
$30,001 to $48,000$14,147
$48,001 to $75,000$16,959
$75,001 to $110,000$18,711
Over $110,000$19,057

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Katherine Pope and Annie Lou Overton Scholarship

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Curtis G. Hames Nursing Scholarship

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.

Georgia State University
33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303

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