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Fort Valley State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Fort Valley State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Fort Valley 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.

Fort Valley State University was awarded 58 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Fort Valley State University is ranked #2,328 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Georgia, Fort Valley State University is ranked at #75.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Fort Valley State University?

Acceptance Rate

Fort Valley State University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Fort Valley State University received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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Fort Valley State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Fort Valley State University, this rate is 24 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Fort Valley 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  73 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 Fort Valley State University is 9%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

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Fort Valley State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,794 undergraduates at Fort Valley State University with 2,419 being full-time and 375 being part-time.

How Much Does Fort Valley State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Fort Valley State University is $13,650. 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 Fort Valley State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,694 $12,889 $16,106 $18,624 $19,191

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 Fort Valley State University, 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 Fort Valley State University, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $7,007 a year. That adds up to $28,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fort Valley State University is 14.5%. 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 Fort Valley State University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Fort Valley State University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $30,900 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 22% 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 Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University is a public institution situated in Fort Valley, Georgia. Fort Valley is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Fort Valley State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313
Phone: 478-825-6211

Fort Valley State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Fort Valley State University. Of these students, 344 received undergraduate degrees and 83 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
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 $31,577
General Biology 45 $25,967
Business Administration & Management 41 $24,808
General Psychology 37 $18,087
Communication & Media Studies 28 NA
Social Work 20 $27,978
Computer Information Systems 14 $35,060
General Family & Consumer Sciences 13 $27,048
Liberal Arts General Studies 13 $19,455
Agricultural Economics & Business 12 $36,852

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

Online Learning at Fort Valley State University

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, 1,155 students took at least one online class at Fort Valley State University. This is an increase from the 333 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,155 1,155
2018-2019 333 108
2017-2018 124 124
2016-2017 676 122
2015-2016 785 120

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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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