Albany State University

Albany State University

Albany State University, also known as ASU, is a four-year, state-supported university located in Albany, Georgia, United States. It is part of the University System of Georgia. The university was established in 1903 as Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute. The name was changed to Albany State University in 1996. The campus is spread across an area of 206-acres. ASU offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and over 5 advanced degrees. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:< /p>

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Science and Health Professions

ASU has an active student and Greek life. The campus is home to more than 55 clubs and organizations. The students actively participate in several sororities and fraternities.

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Albany State University
504 College Dr.
Albany , GA 31705
General Phone: (229) 430-4600

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Albany State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching195educational administration, special ed, school counseling, middle school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, education courses ...
Business and Management168business management, accounting, MIS, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement70criminal justice and safety, forensic science, security and loss prevention, corrections and criminal justice
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling40psychology
Science39biology, chemistry
Liberal Arts37Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, political science, sociology, history
Family and Social Work30public administration, social work
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Media12mass communication
Photography and Commercial Art3drawing

Number of programs and degrees for Albany State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree50528
Master's degree11011
Post-master's certificate431
Associate's degree32

Albany State Student Body

Albany State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Albany State had a total enrollment of 4,033 students (3,817 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 90%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 25%
22-24 17%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

Albany State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 56 %

Albany State Room and Board (2007)

Albany State offers campus housing for 1,518 of its 3,817 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Albany, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Albany State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430490
SAT Math420480
ACT Verbal1620
ACT Math1720
ACT Composite1719

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT71%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Albany State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,710
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,002
Room and board $ 4,990
Room charge $ 2,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,240
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,416

Financial Aid:
Albany State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 154400)

Albany State Faculty

Albany State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3520
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$69,5079$69,352
Associate professoracademic year25$55,74213$57,319
Assistant professoracademic year31$50,48531$51,212
Instructoracademic year7$41,2356$47,066
All faculty totalacademic year82$55,70659$54,903

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Albany State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02525

Albany State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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