Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a co-educational, research-oriented, public university with the main campus located in Statesboro, Georgia, US. Founded in 1906 as a land grant college, it's part of the University System of Georgia and is the biggest center of higher education inside the lower half of Georgia. It offers over 140 different academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees, as well as master and doctorate programs. The university has a solid enrollment of more than 20,000 students from all states and approximately 85 nations. Georgia Southern is classified as a Doctoral and Research Institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and as a comprehensive university by the University System of Georgia.
On January 11, 2017, President Jaimie Hebert announced that the university will consolidate with Armstrong State University in Savannah, as part of the ongoing campus consolidations recommended by University System of Georgia.
Georgia Southern University's intercollegiate sports teams, known as the "Georgia Southern Eagles," compete in the Sun Belt Conference within National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.