The University was founded in 1913. It is one of the most prominent research universities in the country. It is a member of University System of Georgia. It is one of the top 100 universities that awards doctorate degrees to students. The background of students enrolled in the university will be different. Easy schedules, day, evening and part-time classes convenient to the students are some of the features of the university. The Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching classified the university as research university/the university where the most research activity takes place. The Southern Association of Colleges and The Schools’ Commission on Colleges recognized the Georgia State University to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to students. Under the purview of the university, several colleges have been offering more than 250 degrees in 140 subjects. Important majors include accounting, finance, marketing, managerial services, biology, computer information system, computer sciences, journalism, film and video and psychology.