Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is a senior unit of the University System of Georgia. It was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School.

The University has the following schools: College of Arts and Sciences; School of Business Administration; School of Computing & Mathematics; School of Education; School of Nursing. Centers and Institutes include the Center for Asian Studies; Center for Business & Economic Development; Center for Information Technology (GSW-i-TECH); Continuing Education; Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving; Small Business Development Center; etc.

Georgia Southwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Notable GSW alumni are former President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, and former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell.


- Placed in Tier 4 in the category "Universities-Master's (South)" by US News & World Report 2010.

* Next: Georgia College & State University

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