Few institutions in America are on Georgia State’s upward trajectory. Few have moved so far, so fast. Georgia State is nationally recognized as an institution with the courage to foster innovation and pursue new directions and ideas. A commitment to Georgia State is a commitment to an institution with a record of success. Your support of the $300 million Burning Bright Campaign will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of our students, recruit and retain renowned faculty and enhance our position within the city of Atlanta.
We are Burning Bright.

First day of school.

Find out why The Washington Post called Georgia State a “hotbed of growth and innovation,” Washington Monthly named President Mark Becker one of the most innovative presidents in the country and why PBS News Hour said Georgia State is an “important potential model for schools that are trying to keep lower-income, first-generation students on track.”


President Becker

Mark P. Becker


Few colleges and universities in the country have come as far as fast as Georgia State. We should all take pride in the fact that our university is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier urban research universities and a national leader in guiding students from all walks of life to success.

Our achievements are a product of a 10-year strategic plan introduced in 2011, and that plan continues to drive us in pursuit of student success, growth of a robust research enterprise, development of a dynamic international dimension and an even deeper connection to Atlanta.

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Parker H. Petit

Campaign Chair

Steering Committee

While Georgia State has an active campus, renowned professors and engaged students, its greatness goes beyond that. Thanks to innovative advising programs backed up by strong scholarship support, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates faster than any public university in the country
over the past few years.

At a time when the cost of a college education is skyrocketing, Georgia State continues to put a priority on making education accessible
to everyone.

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