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Fact Books (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Identifier: UP027

  • Staff Only


The Georgia Tech Fact Books include annual facts and figures about the Institute, such as admission and enrollment statistics, organizational charts, listings of administrative faculty and staff, student information, finances, research, and facilities.


  • 1978-2011


General Physical Description note

(49 volumes including several duplicate volumes, 2 CDs, 3 pamphlets, and 13 electronic files)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


2.8 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Georgia Tech Fact Books include a wealth of annual facts and figures about the Institute. Volumes typically include general information, including an historical sketch and mission statement, accompanied by organizational charts, a list of administrative faculty and staff, and statistics on the faculty. Admission and enrollment statistics usually form another significant section of the book. A section on student information includes statistics on student housing, tuition and fees, as well as a list of student organizations and information on the Georgia Tech Athletic Association and Alumni Association is normally part of the book. General statistics on finances are also included, as are data on facilities. Research is covered through a series of tables illustrating the grants and contracts obtained by Tech during the previous year, and through information on Georgia Tech Research Corporation and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

In each volume, statistics generally cover the academic year or are cumulative up until the current academic year. For example, the 2005 Fact Book captures student information through Fall Semester 2005 and fiscal year data through June 30, 2005. Some data sets show trends for ten years from 1996 through 2005 while others cover a five year period or provide the latest year's update.

In general, the first volumes are less substantial than the more recent volumes. Volumes were published annually, except that there is no 1980-1981 volume in the Archives. This volume may never have been published.This collection also includes a few Mini Fact Books, which were apparently issued in some years along with the larger Fact Books. The Mini Fact Books contain summary information on most of the topics found in the larger Fact Books.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


This finding aid describes all the Fact Books that have been cataloged or that have been added to Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech. Printed volumes were apparently regularly deposited in the Georgia Tech Library and Archives until 2003. Accession number 2012.063.


Annual accruals to this collection are expected in electronic form.

Other Formats Available

These publications are also available in electronic form beginning in 1999. Printed copies are not available after 2003.

Related Materials

Annual statistics for Georgia Tech for periods earlier than 1978 are found in the Annual Reports of the President (T171 .G43 G44x and T171 .G43 G45X). Student information and financial statistics are located in some of the ledgers in the Ledgers Collection (UA335).

General Physical Description note

(49 volumes including several duplicate volumes, 2 CDs, 3 pamphlets, and 13 electronic files)


The Fact Books have been cataloged as T171 .G42 G3957X. Duplicate printed copies are shelved in the Archives' reading room. As of this writing (September 2012), electronic copies of issues from 1999 to 2011 are available at Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech: Georgia Tech Fact Book (see links below).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in September 2012.

Inventory of the Fact Books (Georgia Institute of Technology), 1978-2011
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright September 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA