Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, #9111, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 423-6300
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Kennesaw State University traces its roots back to 1963 when it was originally founded as Kennesaw Junior College by the Board of Regents. Three years after its inception, the school enrolled just more than 1,000 students. Kennesaw eventually became a four-year institution and is now the third-largest university in Georgia. Kennesaw State University enrolls more than 24,100 students who represent 132 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranked Kennesaw State University No. 61 in Regional Universities (South) and No. 27 in Top Public Schools in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Kennesaw State University’s nursing program is the largest nursing program in Georgia and the nursing students have among the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam.

Programs Offered

Kennesaw State University’s online department, KSU Online, enables distance learners to earn a quality education in a virtual classroom without ever setting foot on campus. From fully-online degrees, certificate programs, and hybrid online programs, KSU Online has an option for every individual learning style. Designed and taught by the university’s faculty members, the distance learning programs offered by KSU Online enable students to achieve a higher education in a manner that is both convenient and flexible. Study options include business administration, sociology, statistics, leadership, education, and more. For additional information, visit Kennesaw State University’s FAQ page.


Kennesaw State University is accredited to grant degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Specialized accreditation was awarded by six additional accrediting agencies for specific programs.


Kennesaw State University Online (KSU Online) conducts admissions through the university and online students are admitted under the same standards as traditional students. Applicants must have graduated from a regionally accredited high school recognized by Kennesaw State University, satisfy the required college preparatory courses (CPC), have adequate scores on the SAT/ACT, and hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Students transferring less than 30 college credits must meet the same standards for admission as freshmen with the addition of transcripts showing proof of completed college credits and the minimum 2.0 GPA associated with them. Transfer students with more than 30 college credits will also submit official college transcripts but do not have to include their high school transcript. Graduate admission requirements are specific to each degree, listed here.


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