Kennesaw State University (KSU)

Kennesaw State University was founded in 1963. It is the third-largest university in Georgia. Organized into nine academic colleges and schools, KSU offers 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. The nursing program at KSU is one of the best and largest in Georgia. Students who study nursing at Kennesaw have higher licensing exam scores in the state and are the most requested in the medical field. KSU has a very active campus life. With more than 200 groups and organizations, students will find activities and programs to keep them occupied during any spare time. Groups geared toward African-American students include Distinguished Black Gentlemen Inc. and the African American Student Alliance. KSU also has an office dedicated to the retention of multicultural students, offering mentoring and scholarship opportunities. For nearly 50 years, Kennesaw State University has afforded its students a quality education. KSU is dedicated to expanding the overall experiences of its students, faculty and staff.

Location: Kennesaw, GA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $2,415

     • Out-of-State: $7,206

Size: 24,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 15%

Percentage of Men: 42%

Percentage of Women: 58%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 21:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Specialist

Colleges/Schools: Education, Business, Continuing and Professional Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, Arts, Graduate College, University College, Health and Human Services

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls, apartments


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma

     • Others: National Pan-Hellenic Council, African American Student Alliance, African and African Diaspora Studies Student Organization, African Students Association, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Caribbean Student Association, Distinguished Black Gentlemen Inc, National Association of Black Accountants, NAACP, National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

City Life: 20 miles from Atlanta, Georgia: museums, art galleries, television channels (TBS, Tyler Perry Studios), record labels, movie/music video shoots, shopping, dining, concerts and shows, professional sports: NBA (Hawks), MLB (Braves), NFL (Falcons)