Georgia State University Ranks in U.S News & World Report

ATLANTA — Georgia State University continues to rank as one of the most diverse institutions in the country, according to the 2013 “America’s Best Colleges” edition of U.S News & World Report.

The university ranks 13th in the nation as the most ethnically diverse student body, and has continued to earn national attention for graduating students of all backgrounds at high rates.

“We are proud not only of our outstanding diversity, but also of the fact that we lead the nation in the elimination of performance differential by ethnic group,” said Risa Palm, Georgia State Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We are confident that as the results of our strategic plan are fully realized, our achievements in other areas will also improve dramatically.”

Since 2004, GSU’s overall six-year graduation rate for full time students has risen by 16 points, and the institution has been proactive in implementing programs aimed at ensuring all students succeed.

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business also ranked highly in the 2013 listing. Overall, the college is ranked 36th among business schools at public universities.

Robinson’s Department of Risk Management and Insurance is ranked 4th in the nation; Real Estate moved up two spots to 10th , and Computer Information Systems is ranked 8th in the nation.

The 2012 college rankings are available online at They also will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges guidebook, available Sept. 18.