The Georgia School of Technology
- The Georgia School of Technology opened for classes October 8, 1888.
- 129 students were registered to work towards the first degree offered, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
- The first academic building was the distinctive Tech Tower.
- The Georgia School of Technology's first staff and faculty included five professors and five shop supervisors.
- The first official motto was, “To Know, To Do, To Be”. It's symbol is an anvil.
- The Technologian, the first student publication, appeared March 1891.
- In 1903, John Heisman became Tech's first full-time football coach.
The Georgia Institute of Technology
- In 1948, the Board of Regents authorized the Georgia School of Technology to be renamed the Georgia Institute of Technology.
- The first women students enrolled Fall Quarter 1952.
- Institutional accreditation is by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Georgia Tech Police Department accreditation is by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
- Georgia Tech operates on the semester system.
- Georgia Tech offers educational opportunities from over 30 schools and colleges.
- American Chemical Society
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
- Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP)
- Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
- Industrial Designers Society of America
- International Association of Counseling Services
- International Facility Management Association Foundation (IFMA)
- National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
- National Association of Schools in Art and Design (NASAD)
- National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)
- Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
Degrees are offered in the following:
- College of Architecture
- College of Computing
- College of Engineering
- Ivan Allen College
- Scheller College of Business
- College of Sciences
- The Georgia Tech Foundation was chartered in 1932. The endowment of the Georgia Tech Foundation has a current market value in excess of $1,920 million.
- The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) was created in 1980.
- In 2012 Georgia Tech introduced it's Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and has enrolled 1,022,064 students in 24 unique GT courses as of April 2015.
- The Arts @ Tech initiative, added 15 pieces of international sculpture to the GT campus.
Georgia Tech National Rankings
- Georgia Tech's undergraduate program received a ranking of 7th among public universities and 36th overall according to 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report
- Georgia Tech's College of Engineering ranked 6th among the top 10 graduate schools in the nation according to the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
- Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business received an overall ranking of 29th for undergraduate business education in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
- Several specific top 20 graduate program rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report include:
|1st||Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering|
|2nd||Biomedical Engineering / Bioengineering|
|4th||Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics|
|4th||Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering|
|5th||Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering|
|5th||Information and Technology Management|
|6th||Best Engineering Schools|
|6th||Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering|
|13th||Production / Operations|
Other rankings include:
- QS World University Rankings, December 2015 edition, ranked Georgia Tech 87th Overall, 4th in Statistics &
Operational Research and 7th in Mechanical Engineering.
- Academic Ranking of World Universities, August 2015 edition, ranked Georgia Tech 7th in Engineering/
Technology & Computer Sciences.
- ASEE/Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2015 edition, ranked Georgia Tech 1st in undergraduate
engineering degrees awarded overall to minority students.
- Planetizen, 4th edition 2015 ranking of the top 10 Planning Programs, Georgia Tech ranks 5th.