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Albany, GA 31705
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Albany State University

Albany State University Rating: 3.4/5 (47 votes)

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Founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institution to provide education to African Americans in southwest Georgia, Albany State University (ASU) is known for its outstanding programs in business and public administration, teacher education, nursing, criminal justice and the sciences.

ASU is one of three historically black universities (HBCUs) in the University System of Georgia. The university, a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, offers over 30 undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degree in four colleges: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Science and Health Profession.

The university also offers education specialist degrees and non-degree educational programs as well as a Pre-Engineering program, which works with the Georgia Institute of Technology where students work towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

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High school graduates, transfer students, international students, and transient students are accepted, however, transient students are typically limited to one semester.

Campus tours are welcomed year round for those interested in attending the university.

The university serves students seeking bachelor’s and master’s degrees in addition to students who are interested in attending non-degree educational programs. With an emphasis in liberal arts, students are exposed to the fine arts, social sciences, humanities, and the sciences as a foundation for learning.

Financial Aid

Albany State has several options for financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans and employment. A detailed website is available for students to research options, as well as links to additional financial aid information. The university also provides peer financial counseling, financial aid forms (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA), private loan applications, and verification worksheets.

For those students pursuing graduate degrees, specific financial aid is available. To be considered for financial aid at this level, students must fill out the FAFSA and be accepted for Graduate Admissions by the Graduate Admissions Office either as a Provisional or Regular Admit.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2437th for the average student loan amount.
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The university’s campus is spread over an area of 206 acres in a small city in Georgia. The school serves full-time undergraduate and graduate students, as well as some part-time students and provides many opportunities to be involved in college life.

On-campus housing is available for full-time students. There are also a wide variety of programs for students to take part in, including varsity sports, community service projects, Greek life, intramural sports and recreation, student government organizations, the Miss ASU Pageant, and much more.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The ASU Golden Rams are members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The varsity teams compete at the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The university’s athletic programs include:

  • Men’s Baseball
  • Men’s Football
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Women’s Softball
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Track & Field
  • Women’s Track & Field

School spirit is supported by a dedicated cheerleading squad, which was named SIAC’s All-Female Squad Cheerleading Champions in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

ASU also offers intramural sports for students interested in competing outside the varsity level. Teams include men’s and women’s flag football/powder-puff football, men’s and women’s basketball, and co-ed softball. The university is looking into adding soccer in the years to come.

The athletic department’s Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1999, recognizes athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters who have brought honor to the university’s athletic program. Criteria for selection include achievements while at the university as well as sports accomplishments after graduation.

Information Summary

Ranks 30th in Georgia and 1221st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 369th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.06
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.09
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.04
Arrest 31 0.66

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 414 0.53
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 13 0.02
Forcible Rape 37 0.05
Robbery 176 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,332 1.70
Larceny 3,174 4.05
Vehicle theft 213 0.27

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Albany, GA 31705
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population38,667 (29,191 urban / 9,476 rural)
Households12,662 (2.80 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,404
Families9,326 (3.26 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1302

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1195th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,700 $3,700 $13,460
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $154 $154 $561
FT Graduate Tuition $3,402 $3,402 $13,590
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $189 $189 $755
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,590 $19,590 $31,792
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,688 $21,688 $33,890
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,426 $11,426 $23,628

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,802 $5,912 $5,802 $5,912 $17,416 $17,816
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,768 $1,808
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,388 $7,500
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,884 $3,970
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,998 $8,758
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,884 $3,970
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,390 $3,446

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application Fee$25
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 8,250 (2,720 male / 5,530 female)
Admitted 1,643 (507 male / 1,136 female)
Admission rate 20%
First-time Enrollment 501 (194 male / 307 female)
FT Enrollment 494 (191 male / 303 female)
PT Enrollment 7 (3 male / 4 female)
Total Enrollment4,260

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf
NCAA Basketball Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

ACT Test Admission

1306th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 56%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 20
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 20
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 20

SAT Test Admission

1267th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 70%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 420 / 480
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 400 / 470
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 820 / 950

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,745
Meals per Week16
Room Fee$4,798
Board Fee$2,848

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 5 593 2 67 2 671
Accounting 13 13
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 42 1 43
Business Administration and Management, General 66 1 67
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 2 2
Chemistry, General 7 1 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 16 16
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 2 17 1 20
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 4 2 6
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 65 4 70
Drawing 3 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 39 25 65
Education, Other 1 19 1 21
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 7 6 1 14
English Language and Literature, General 8 8
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1
History, General 7 1 8
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 42 2 44
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 3 1 4
Management Information Systems, General 5 1 6
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 18 18
Mass Communication/Media Studies 20 20
Mathematics Teacher Education 2 2
Mathematics, General 7 7
Music Teacher Education 5 1 6
Music, General 2 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 10 4 14
Political Science and Government, General 15 15
Psychology, General 44 1 45
Public Administration 24 2 27
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 25 12 38
Rhetoric and Composition 6 6
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3 3
Social Work 26 1 2 29
Sociology 12 12
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General 8 8

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2751st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $56,303 ($56,991 male / $55,410 female)
Number of FT Faculty 147 (84 male / 63 female)
Number of PT Faculty 231
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $4,711,956

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