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Old 07-29-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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Has GSU finally put its “commuter college” image behind and is now becoming a respected major university? Their previous president Patton set a goal of $100 million in research. Ambitious, but last year, under President Becker, GSU had research grant awards of $101 million and this year GSU pushed it up to $120 million.

Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record - Georgia State University News

And GSU football may have turned the corner as they made a fast rise to FBS status. Conference expansions and reshuffling helped, but hey, GSU got its first bowl game. It was a loss, but GSU made a respectable showing.

The Turner Field remake might make a nice stadium for them. The Georgia Dome was too big, but for amenities and an indoor climate, it was nice. Hopefully, GSU can carry over some of that “big league” amenities for their new home.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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What a silly article. GSU been a major university for years.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:07 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Is this 1990?
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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GSU been a major university for years.
Yep.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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What a silly article. GSU been a major university for years.
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Yep.
Apparently not in the opinion of Georgia State University.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:59 PM
 
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What a silly article. GSU been a major university for years.
Well, GSU's SATs are behind not only Georgia, and Georgia Tech, but also Kennesaw State, Georgia Southern, and Georgia College. None of the last three do I consider major universities. GSU has a decent endowment, but not enough to be a major university. Sportswise its conference is the weakest of the FBS conferences.

All in all, GSU is not among the elite schools. GSU might move up in sports if the Big 12 opens up some slots as it expands, GSU looks like a good candidate to fill some.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:39 PM
 
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Georgia State has a long way to go to catch up. The commitment to research has to be there and has to be backed on a State policy level. The research for the entire university is $120 million. When you look at some of the northern universities and the amount of research dollars they bring in, it's a shocker. A good example of this is the University of Cincinnati. Now if you where to go off of name recognition you would put it below UGA and Ga. Tech. The total amount of research last year was $396,812,015 or 3X the amount of Ga. State. The two schools are both urban campuses and the enrollment is similar when you exclude's UC's commuter campuses.

University of Cincinnati Research - Funding

The state will need to step up funding and help the university establish the graduate programs it needs to succeed and grow. The largest employer last year in Cincinnati was the University of Cincinnati. These are the types of jobs you want in a vibrant metro area as they are high paying and stable jobs. They also support other businesses in the metro area.

Research dollars are a major reason why Ga. tech is looking at joining the big ten if they can, currently they are around $680 million. Penn State since joining in 93 has seen research dollars increase by about $200 million per year and is currently right over $800 million. Ohio States research funding was $983 million in 2014. The big ten takes a collaborative approach and goes in together for grants. Departments among the schools form joint committees based upon which school is the strongest in that area.
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:06 PM
 
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Researchers can partner with whichever university they want. I've often seen universities from differing conferences winning research grants.

The ACC has built in a strong poison pill such that any school should be reluctant to leave. My sense is that Georgia Tech is not interested in joining the Big Ten.
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:36 PM
 
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Has GSU finally put its “commuter college” image behind and is now becoming a respected major university? Their previous president Patton set a goal of $100 million in research. Ambitious, but last year, under President Becker, GSU had research grant awards of $101 million and this year GSU pushed it up to $120 million.

Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record - Georgia State University News

And GSU football may have turned the corner as they made a fast rise to FBS status. Conference expansions and reshuffling helped, but hey, GSU got its first bowl game. It was a loss, but GSU made a respectable showing.

The Turner Field remake might make a nice stadium for them. The Georgia Dome was too big, but for amenities and an indoor climate, it was nice. Hopefully, GSU can carry over some of that “big league” amenities for their new home.
I thought it was already a respected university...
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:40 PM
 
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Well, GSU's SATs are behind not only Georgia, and Georgia Tech, but also Kennesaw State, Georgia Southern, and Georgia College. None of the last three do I consider major universities. GSU has a decent endowment, but not enough to be a major university. Sportswise its conference is the weakest of the FBS conferences.

All in all, GSU is not among the elite schools. GSU might move up in sports if the Big 12 opens up some slots as it expands, GSU looks like a good candidate to fill some.
It would be nice to see G.S.U. receive more funding for its research. I had no idea their funding was so far below that of GA Tech and U.G.A., which obviously has an effect on the quality of its education. As for sports, I don't think we should be judging the quality of a university by this any at all.
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