Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-interest research, serving about 26,000 students on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.
Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural students. It’s Armstrong campus in Savannah was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The “new” Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.
The University offers more than 140 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels through eight colleges: Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Parker College of Business, and the Waters College of Health Professions.
Our research and teaching centers involve students at every level, and span a wide range of expertise, from business research and development, rural health, international studies, public affairs to engineering, teacher education, rehabilitation technology, water policy and biostatistics.
Georgia Southern University is recognized nationwide for its academic expertise, value, and student experience. See all our rankings at https://news.georgiasouthern.edu/points-of-pride/.
Georgia Southern has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion on south Georgia.