Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University or FVSU, was established in 1895, and is a public university located in Fort Valley, Georgia. The campus is spread across an area of more than 1360 acres. FVSU awards bachelor's degrees in over 50 majors including business administration, agriculture, and education. Master's degrees are also offered in subjects like education and counseling. Online and distance education programs are also offered. The student body includes international enrollments from various countries. FVSU is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Agriculture, Home Economics and Allied Programs
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education

FVSU's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. They are nicknamed as the Wildcats and participate in sports including basketball, cross country, football, and tennis.

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Contacting Fort Valley State

Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley , GA 31030-4313
General Phone: (478) 825-6211

Fort Valley State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management53business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, marketing
Family and Social Work43food and nutrition, family studies, social work
Science35biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling23psychology, mental and social health services
Liberal Arts20minority and gender studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Medical Support and Technology17veterinary assistant
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science, information science
Landscaping and Horticulture13horticultural science
Engineering Technician12electronics tech
Medical Administration8environmental health
Education and Teaching8middle school teaching, agricultural teaching, music teaching
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4vocational counseling
Animal Science and Care4animal science
Agricultural Science and Management4agricultural economics

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26831
Master's degree224
Associate's degree113

Fort Valley State Student Body

Fort Valley State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Fort Valley State had a total enrollment of 2,562 students (2,456 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 96%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 41%
20-21 24%
22-24 18%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Fort Valley State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 48 %

Fort Valley State Room and Board (2007)

Fort Valley State offers campus housing for 1,500 of its 2,456 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fort Valley, 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.

Fort Valley State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420470
SAT Math440550
SAT Writing380470
ACT Verbal1323
ACT Math1423
ACT Composite1523

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT64%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT33%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Fort Valley State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,018
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,310
Room and board $ 6,094
Room charge $ 4,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,410
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,900

Financial Aid:
Fort Valley State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 156600)

Fort Valley State Faculty

Fort Valley State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$81,2862*
Associate professorcalendar year5$63,4020*
Assistant professorcalendar year7$49,8074$45,164
All faculty totalcalendar year24$68,3796$68,208

*: 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 year12$71,7005$75,916
Associate professoracademic year16$50,2829$43,683
Assistant professoracademic year17$50,87218$44,253
Instructoracademic year4$36,0596$36,220
All faculty totalacademic year49$54,57138$47,016

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

Fort Valley State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Fort Valley State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General


Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Medical Support And Technology
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General

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What Sets Fort Valley State Apart:

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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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