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Albany State University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Albany State University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Albany State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Albany State University was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Albany State as #1,600 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Albany State is also ranked #44 out of 56 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Albany State?

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Albany State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Albany State University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Albany State University is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Albany State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Albany State University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Albany State is 9%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Albany State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,778 undergraduates at Albany State with 4,109 being full-time and 1,669 being part-time.

Albany State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Albany State is 25.53 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  25.53 out of 100
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How Much Does Albany State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Albany State is $13,066. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Albany State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,033 $13,097 $16,131 $17,430 $16,888

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Albany State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Albany State, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $5,943 a year. That adds up to $23,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Albany State is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Albany State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Albany State make about $32,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Albany State University

Albany State University is a public institution located in Albany, Georgia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Albany State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705
Phone: 229-500-3500

Albany State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 33 majors graduated from Albany State University. Of these students, 1,002 received undergraduate degrees and 114 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 80 $27,200
Nursing 57 $66,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 50 $29,700
Other Education 50 $21,100
General Biology 41 $29,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 $33,200
General Psychology 26 $25,200
Marketing 17 NA
Management Information Systems 13 NA
Social Work 12 $31,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Albany State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Albany State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,178 students took at least one online class at Albany State University. This is a decrease from the 3,289 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,178 1,289
2016-2017 3,289 1,334
2015-2016 1,285 389
2014-2015 1,345 353
2013-2014 1,415 470

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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