What Others Are Saying


“Which colleges are taking on the vitally important role of educating low-income students, and assuring that they graduate with good results? What educational practices might help schools lower the cost to students while improving or sustaining quality learning? Across the country, from Georgia State to … Purdue to Arizona State … there are exciting examples.”

U.S. Department of Education
May 21, 2014

Georgia State has made “exceptional progress” in boosting graduation rates over the past three years. “One by one, the university mined the data to locate the most significant obstructions to student success and then piloted interventions, ran data, refined the programs, and scaled them up.”

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
MVP Trailblazer Award for Degree Completion
Nov. 12, 2013

Georgia State’s graduation rate has had the largest increase over the past decade of any national university, improving by 22 points in 10 years.

The Atlantic
Sept. 23, 2013

“Georgia State University has found low-cost ways to give students more one-on-one attention at a lower cost, ranging from age-old peer tutoring programs to new data analysis.”

The National Journal
Sept. 23, 2013

“Progress is possible for all institutions, especially when institutions like Georgia State University take responsibility for the outcomes of their students. Since adopting a data-intensive approach to increasing graduation rates, GSU has successfully raised graduation rates for students of color and closed their gaps in graduation rates with white students.”

The Education Trust
Closing the Achievement Gap report
September 2012

Georgia State’s University Commons is ranked among the “most luxurious dorms” among public colleges. “We have some of the best views in Atlanta,” one resident said.

The Fiscal Times
August 8, 2012