We are KSU

⴫ý State is a comprehensive university located on two suburban campuses in ⴫ý and Marietta, northwest of metro Atlanta. We are making an impact across the region, the nation and around the world. As the third largest university in Georgia, ⴫ý State has nearly 45,000 students enrolled in over 180 undergraduate, master’s, doctoral degree and certificate programs.

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KSU Owls Create Their Own Legacy

⴫ý is focused on growth, transformation and tenacity. This is our legacy. As one of Georgia’s largest research-driven universities, we put our students first – to empower them to seek and strive to discover their own path forward. We are KSU Owls and together, we ascend.

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Our Mission

At ⴫ý State, we serve as a powerful example of the impact a student-centered, research-driven university education can deliver. We help students succeed through exploration, collaboration and rigor. We unite a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and talents to produce meaningful change.

At KSU, students become the individuals that others want as colleagues and as leaders.

Our Values

⴫ý State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Authentically diverse, uniquely attainable and endlessly impactful, we will unleash the potential in every student we serve.

President Kat Schwaig

Leadership

At KSU, our President, Kathy ‘Kat’ Schwaig, believes in prioritizing efforts that support student success. As a part of our Quality Enhancement Plan, we focus on the dynamic nature of engaged learning in each academic college and our university. 

We strive to collaborate with our campus community to grow ⴫ý State’s undergraduate and graduate programs, while supporting research efforts across the disciplines.

⴫ý State Leads in Innovation, Teaching, and Learning

At KSU, we put our students first in everything we do starting from day one. 

When you enroll at ⴫ý State, you will feel like coming home — a home where discovery and innovation thrive, where fond memories are made each day and where endless potential meets endless possibilities.

As long as you're here, we will strive to produce...

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KSU Thrives as a Diverse Community

The Division of Diverse and Inclusive Excellence fosters an inclusive learning and work environment. 

At KSU, we celebrate the wealth of diverse excellence that exists in our community. We engage with one another with respect as fellow humans. We promote an understanding and appreciation of differences through initiatives, programs, services and training.

Our ultimate mission is to support excellence for all to produce transformative innovation and impact through essential diverse experiences. 

KSU is Pushing the Boundaries

Our students become innovators, complex thinkers and societal leaders.

⴫ý empowers students to seek, strive and succeed in academics and beyond. In addition to offering more than 180 degrees and certificates, KSU leads in innovative teaching and learning. Boasting two beautiful campuses in ⴫ý and Marietta, KSU offers undergraduate majors in STEM fields, nursing, arts, cybersecurity, business, and many more.

KSU is a world-class institution in the University System of Georgia. We are regionally and nationally ranked and accredited.

Explore our academic community, committed to engaged learning, impactful research, innovative pedagogy and inclusive excellence.

KSU Has the Rankings

⴫ý State creates an atmosphere and academic programs that earn notable recognition for our institution and our students. Our programs, academic disciplines and curriculums are developed for student success. After our students graduate from KSU, they take these credentials with them in confidence—to their career field and through life.

Ranked among National Universities in “2022-23 Best Colleges”

US News & World Report

 "Nation's Top 100 Degree Producers"

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

"Top 50 Online MBA Programs and top 50 Game Design Programs for Undergraduates"

Princeton Review

Campuses and Locations

⴫ý Campus

1000 Chastain Road
⴫ý, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6000

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Marietta Campus

1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 470-578-6000 

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