Albany State University

Albany State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Albany State University Ranked?

2022 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 43 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and medical administrative services.

Overall Quality

Albany State is ranked #1,935 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Albany State also holds the #55 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Albany State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Albany State University is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Albany State is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Albany State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 380 and 460. Math scores were between 360 and 440.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Albany State University  ( 380 to 460 )

SAT Math Scores for Albany State University  ( 360 to 440 )
Albany State received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 18.

ACT Composite Scores for Albany State University  ( 15 to 18 )

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Albany State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Albany State University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Albany State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Albany State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 8% for first-time, full-time students at Albany State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

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Albany State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,102 undergraduates at Albany State with 4,226 being full-time and 1,876 being part-time.

How Much Does Albany State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Albany State is $12,992. 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 +
$11,860 $12,825 $15,783 $17,504 $17,505

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 84% of students took out student loans averaging $6,432 a year. That adds up to $25,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Albany State is 11.5%. 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 32 majors graduated from Albany State University. Of these students, 1,056 received undergraduate degrees and 104 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 77 $29,540
Nursing 65 $67,995
Other Education 59 $24,035
Criminal Justice & Corrections 52 $30,771
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50 $32,634
General Biology 49 $27,126
General Psychology 40 $26,458
Social Work 19 $29,141
General Visual & Performing Arts 17 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 $21,508

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 2019-2020, 4,145 students took at least one online class at Albany State University. This is an increase from the 3,199 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 4,145 1,801
2018-2019 3,199 1,277
2017-2018 3,178 1,289
2016-2017 3,289 1,334
2015-2016 1,285 389

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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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