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

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