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Georgia State University’s 2018: Innovation, Student Success and Discovery

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Georgia State University’s reputation continued to rise in 2018, and the university is now widely recognized as the national leader in programs and initiatives that foster student success.

Now ranked as the second most innovative university in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Georgia State continues to improve, refine and seek out new ways to ensure students from all backgrounds succeed.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Georgia State second in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate teaching, behind Princeton University. The university ranked 10th for diversity, and its first-year experience and Freshman Learning Community programs were among the Top 15 in the nation.

The New York Times noted Georgia State’s national reputation for its work in helping students achieve success in a May story headlined, “Georgia State, Leading U.S. in Black Graduates, Is Engine of Social Mobility.” You can read the story online at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/us/georgia-state-african-americans.html.

Georgia State is the only national public university to have graduated African-American, Hispanic, first-generation and Pell-eligible students at or above the rates of the overall student body. The Brookings Institution in 2018 ranked first in Georgia and 25th in the nation for social mobility, taking students from the bottom of U.S. annual household income and helping them move to the upper half of Americans by annual household income 15 years after first enrolling.

Beyond its pioneering work in predictive analytics and use of artificial intelligence in aiding students through financial aid and enrollment, Georgia State is experimenting with adaptive learning technologies. These technologies will better guide students through their work in introductory courses.

Georgia State also experienced unparalleled research growth in 2018. For the first time in its history, research expenditures exceeded $200 million. Researchers are making headway in development of new medicines, vaccines and other treatments to combat diseases such as cancer, Ebola virus and influenza. Through its Next Generation Program, Georgia State will keep bringing top researchers and scholars from around the world to tackle the pressing challenges and opportunities facing society.

We’re looking forward to a bright and prosperous 2019, and we wish the same for you this holiday season. Check out the video below for a quick wrap-up of Georgia State’s 2018.

If you cannot view the video here, please click this link.

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