Albany State University

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Albany State University

Originally founded in 1874 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute, Albany State University (ASU) is a historically black higher education institution that was established by Josephy Winthrop Holley, the son of former slaves. The university resides in the city of Albany, in the state of Georgia. It is a public, four-year university and belongs to the University of Georgia System. It is also a member of a philanthropic association, known as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, that raises money to support black college students throughout the United States.

Albany State is a liberal arts school that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various academic fields and professional disciplines, including the arts, journalism, biology, education, English, math, chemistry, psychology, criminal justice, and social sciences, among others. Albany State is a fully accredited institution through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The university is a 2nd tier school and was ranked No.32 in the nation among HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly half of all students live on-campus and most students are between the age of 20 and 25. In-state tuition is $5,912 and out-of-state tuition is $17,816. Room and board costs are roughly $6,000 a year.

Albany State University now offers online degree programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level in various fields, including Fire Service Administration, Business Information Systems, Criminal Justice, and Early Childhood Education. The also offers several online general education course which allow students to accelerated their degree.

General Information

Admission Office
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705-2796
(229) 430-4646
(800) 822-7267
Fax: (229) 430-3936
Main Address
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 430-4600

www.asurams.edu/

Size
Total undergrads: 3,753
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 625
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,753
Graduate enrollment: 423

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 30%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drawing B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Technology management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer and Information Science – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Albany State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(229) 430-4600
Website:https://www.asurams.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://gafutures.xap.com/applications/usg/usg_common_app_short/introduction.asp?application_id=2871
Address:504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,041
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,756 (58% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,490
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,738
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,924

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Albany State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Albany State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services61
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education178
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service31
Mathematics and Statistics1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total13213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Albany State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education2
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total24

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Albany State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,490
Out-of-state$15,738
Books and supplies$1,298

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,004
Out-of-state$15,192

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid43391%
Grant or scholarship aid39282%$6,924
Student loan aid35675%$6,179

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,21274%$5,424
Federal student loans2,24675%$7,457

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Albany State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Albany State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,9157752,140
Percent admitted100%52%49%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%19%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Albany State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,041
Undergraduate enrollment2,594
Graduate enrollment447

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Albany State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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