Campus Consolidations

University System of Georgia

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong State University

Profiles - Consolidated Institutions

Armstrong State University

  • Established 1935
  • Fall 2016 Enrollment: 7,157
  • First-Year Retention: 73.3%
  • FY 17 Original Budget: $101,590,449

Georgia Southern University

  • Established 1908
  • Fall 2016 Enrollment; 20,674
  • First-Year Retention: 80.9%
  • FY 17 Original Budget: $383,280,469

Opportunities & Challenges


  • Improve Armstrong State University graduation rates through leveraging Georgia Southern University’s programs, services and other best practices
  • Expand healthcare-related academic programs
  • Create engineering academic programs
  • Reinforce military partnerships vis-à-vis Liberty Center / Hinesville campus
  • Reinvest savings from administrative efficiencies in programs to support student success
  • Strengthen regional relationship to Georgia Southern and its wide array of academic and student life programs
  • Expand regional presence and significantly enhance economic impact
  • Maintain and enhance the role of Savannah State University through balancing program offerings and coordinating efforts between Savannah State and new Georgia Southern University


  • Blending of institutional missions and cultures
  • Ensure continued strong community & alumni support
  • About 60-minute drive between campuses