Albany State University, located in Albany, GA, was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institution by Joseph Winthrop Holley. The school began to receive state funding in 1917, and became a four year institution in 1942. Albany State University is a historically black institution, and its primary goal is educating students so they can become contributing members of society.
Albany State University is primary a liberal arts school and offers over 30 programs, offering bachelors, masters and a variety of other programs. The university prides itself on providing quality education with a personal touch, reaching out to as many students possible to help them achieve their goals.
Some majors offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in applying to Albany State University should have their transcripts sealed and sent, take the placement exam if the SAT or ACT has not been taken, and fill out and submit the application form in full to the school prior to the listed deadlines. Financial aid is also available, interested students should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and it is recommended you contact the financial aid office for more information.
The Albany State University Rams participate in multiple sports:
- Track & Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Albany State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Albany State University has a total student population of about 3,500, with undergraduate students making up about 86% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- State Residents: $3,900-$4,700
- Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,960
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $590-$710 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$6,840|
|Receiving Student Loans||88%||$6,665|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Albany State University may offer services to students like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Albany State University is around 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||16%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||19%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||8%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1991)
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1983)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1976)
Albany State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Football (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Albany State University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Albany State University.
- Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA (34 miles away)
- Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA (69 miles away)
- Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA (71 miles away)
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL (80 miles away)
- Columbus State University in Columbus, GA (80 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another: