Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)

Marietta, GA

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Southern Polytechnic State University

Southern Polytechnic State University

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Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Visual and Performing Arts

Business

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Accounting
Construction Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Communication and Media Studies

Engineering

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Chemistry

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
International Relations and Affairs
Psychology

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/ Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Other Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Survey Technology/ Surveying

Technology

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Programming Special Applications
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Information Technology
Telecommunications Technology

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SPSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

100% of students gave Southern Polytechnic State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Southern Polytechnic is known as Georgia's Technology Institute. SPSU is a polytechnic university. The word polytechnic derives from the Greek word poly, meaning many, and the word techne, meaning applied skills. The degree programs offered here are based on theoretical understanding and applied skills. The small teacher to student ratio and hands on curriculum makes the rigorous workload more manageable. Here, we can successfully study the sciences and technologies in a unique, practical manner that provides an education that is career-based and balanced.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Our class sizes usually are medium except honors are smaller. The workload is alot and the curriculum was ranked among the top 16 hardest in the nation.


SPSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 76%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in January, May, June, July, August, and December.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Technology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at Southern Polytechnic State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 42%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 0%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 58%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 42%
50 - 100 Students 0%
20 - 49 Students 58%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 62
  • Asian: 14
  • Unknown and Other: 11
  • African American: 10
  • Latino: 2
Caucasian 62
Asian 14
Unknown and Other 11
African American 10
Latino 2

Faculty at Southern Polytechnic State University

Total Faculty 292
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 20
Full-Time Professors 548
Male Faculty 191
Part-Time Professors 171
Women Faculty 101

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