In 1913, Georgia Tech established its School of Commerce, which consisted of many students employed in Atlanta’s businesses. Therefore, most attended evening classes, and in 1914 Tech moved the classes downtown to accommodate their needs. As a result, enrollment more than doubled. The school continued to blossom, and in 1969 was granted university status and renamed Georgia State University.
GSU is now celebrating 100 years as an outstanding institution and is ranked among the top “up and coming” national universities. If you would like to contribute to GSU’s centennial celebration submit a photo here that could appear on centennial banners.