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

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

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

Degrees offered:


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


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 – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


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) 500-3500
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,122
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,923 (48% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,934
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,656
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,697

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Albany State University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 71
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 246
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 51111
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 8132811

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,934
Out-of-state $16,656
Books and supplies $1,440

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,308
Out-of-state $15,586

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,460 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,337 88% $6,697
Student loan aid 1,265 83% $6,152

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,242 71% $6,236
Federal student loans 3,919 65% $6,397

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,459 1,901 4,558
Percent admitted 100% 67% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 24% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 6,122
Undergraduate enrollment 5,778
Graduate enrollment 344

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 (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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. 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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