Chosun University is a major private university in Gwangju. The current president is Kim Joo-hoon (김주훈). Around 25,000 students are enrolled.
Undergraduate courses are offered through the university's 14 Colleges: Humanities, Business, Education, Medicine, Electronics and Information Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Education, Foreign Studies, Arts and Design, Law, Engineering, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Graduate courses, which cover most of these same areas, are offered through the various departments of the Graduate School.
Chosun University was founded by the Chosun College Founders' Association. The Association was formed in May 1946, and rapidly gained members throughout Chungcheong, Jeolla, and Jeju provinces. According to the school website, "membership rose to more than 72,000 by the end of 1947." The first classes of the school, then called Kwangju Evening Academy, were held on September 29, 1946. It was renamed Chosun Academy shortly thereafter, and became a college in 1948. It became a university at the beginning of the 1953 school year, at which time the graduate school was also established.
Chosun University maintains sisterhood ties with a large number of institutions: 70 internationally, and 42 domestically. For a complete list, see this link.