Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) is a public university in Marietta, Georgia. The school was established under the name Technical Institute in 1948, and post-war industrial developments in the south spurred the need for technical education. (In a related note, nearly all the students in the inaugural class were veterans.) Today, the campus spans 230 acres on a former Air Force base, which also hosts a branch campus of Georgia Highlands College.
SPSU became a four-year college in 1970. It was one of the first schools in America to offer a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology. The school is particularly known for its computer science, technology, architecture, and engineering programs. SPSU hosts its own wiki as a demonstration of how students share information and as a practice project for students.