Kennesaw State University—a four-year institution—and the third-largest university in the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive university with expanding undergraduate and graduate programs in Kennesaw, Georgia, one of metropolitan Atlanta's fast-growing northwest suburban communities.
Effective teaching and learning are central institutional priorities. Service and research that strengthen teaching and address the public's interests are important supportive priorities. Faculty, staff and administrators are committed to providing a challenging and facilitative collegiate environment that fosters high-quality academic preparation, critical thinking, global and multicultural perspectives, effective communication and interpersonal skills, leadership development, social responsibility and lifelong learning. Programs, up to and including a professional doctoral degree, that prepare students well for the advancement of professional pursuits are especially attractive and are offered in all schools of the university.
More than 21,000 commuter and residential students, including more than 1,700 from 136 countries, pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies at Kennesaw State. The student body is a mix of traditional and nontraditional students with an average age of 26. Approximately 20 percent of students are members of ethnic minorities.
Kennesaw State students can choose majors from more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs, including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math.
Nearly 20 graduate degree programs are offered in professional concentrations including nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, education and professional writing. Additionally, as part of the global learning effort, increasing ties between the university and institutions abroad are being fostered in China, Morocco, Egypt and other nations.
Kennesaw State had an economic impact of more than $800 million during FY 2010.