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Georgia Southern and Statesboro

About Georgia Southern University

1069630    Georgia Southern University (GS) is a public university located on a 900-acre (3.6 km2) campus in Statesboro, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1906, it is part of the University System of Georgia and is the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia offering 117 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and master’s and doctoral programs. The university is the fifth largest university in the University System of Georgia, with a fall 2012 enrollment of 20,574 students Georgia Southern is classified as a Doctoral and Research University (2006) by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. (GS web,2013)

About Statesboro

8442552Statesboro was incorporated on December 19, 1803, with a population of less than 25 people. The City’s population for 2000 was 22,698. A study performed by the Department of Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology has determined the 2006 population to be 26,534. According to the 2000 census, the City’s population is 56.2% Caucasian, 40.2% African-American, 2.1 % Hispanic, and 1.5% Asian or other. Those 18 years of age and older are 85.7% of the population and those 65 years of age and older are 9.2% of the population. The 2006 median income per household in Statesboro is $33,946 and the per capita income for Bulloch County is $18,320. The unemployment rate has remained very low for at least the last five years. In March 2007, the unemployment rate for Statesboro and Bulloch County was 3.4% and 4.1% for the State of Georgia. (Statesboro web, 2013)

Last updated: 6/10/2022