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504 College Drive
Albany, Georgia 31705
Main Phone: (229) 500-2000
Main Contact: Leslie Charles

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Albany State University

     Albany State University, an historically black institution in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African American youths, the University proudly continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
     A leader in teacher education, nursing, criminal justice, business, public administration and the sciences, Albany State provides a comprehensive educational experience with quality instruction as the hallmark of all its academic programs. The University embraces the concept of “students first” as a core institutional value and is committed to “education on a personal level.” The University advocates the total development of students, especially the under served, and provides a wholesome academic environment in which students can study, learn and develop through their interaction with fellow students, faculty, staff, administrators, visiting scholars and community leaders.
     A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the University responds to the needs of all its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia.
     The primary mission of Albany State University is to educate students to become outstanding contributors to society. Offering
Bachelor’s, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees and a variety of non-degree educational programs, the University emphasizes the liberal arts as the foundation for all learning by exposing students to the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and the sciences. Global learning is fostered through a broad-based curriculum, diverse University activities and the expanding use of technology.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 4166
Graduate Population: 249
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $6140
Out of State Tuition: $18646
Room & Board: $6006
Applications Due: July 1 Fall 2015 ($20)
Conference: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)
Mascot: Rams
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 38%
Percent Women: 62%

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Majors Offered

College of Arts & Humanities
-Mass Communication
-Speech & Theatre
-Political Science
-Social Work

College of Business
-Business Information Systems
-Health Care Administration
-Management & Administration
-Technology Management
-Logistics Management

College of Education
-Health & Physical Education
-Health, Physical Education & Recreation
-Early Childhood Education
-Middle Grades Education
-Science Education
-Special Education

College of Science & Health Professions
-Criminal Justice
-Forensic Science
-Computer Information Systems
-Computer Science

Online Programs
-Bachelor of Science with a Major in Management
-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN
-Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership
-Bachelors of Arts with a Major in psychology
-Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
-Master of Business Administration
-Master of Education with a Major in Educational leadership
-Master of Education with a Major in Counselor Education
-Master of Education with a Major in Special Education
-Master of Social Work
-Master of Science in Criminal Justice
-Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs
-Master of Business Administration with a concentration in General MBA
-Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting
-Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management
-Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
-Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration
-Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Corrections
-Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Science
-Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement
-Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Administration -Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration
-Master of Public Adminstration with a concentration in Health Administration and Policy
-Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management
-Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management
-Master of Science in Athletic Training

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     Albany State University, established originally as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute and supported by private and religious organizations, was founded in 1903 by Joseph Winthrop Holley. The Institute provided religious and manual training for African American youths of Southwest Georgia. The mission was to train teachers to teach basic academic skills and to train in the trades and industries, with special emphasis on domestic science and art. The Institute remained a privately supported Institution until 1917.
     In 1917, the Institute became a state-supported, two-year college with a Board of Trustees, and its name was changed to Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. Offering only a limited program in agriculture, the College viewed as its primary purpose the training of elementary teachers. In 1932, the Board of Regents was established, and the college became a part of the newly established University System of Georgia.
     In order to meet the changing needs of society, the mission of the College was expanded in 1943, and the College was granted four-year status and authorized to confer the bachelor’s degree in elementary education and home economics. At this time, the College assumed the name Albany State College. Six years later, the program of the College was again expanded to include offerings in the arts and sciences, with majors in the humanities and social studies.
     Beginning in 1954, secondary-level programs were developed for teacher preparation in science, health and physical education, business, music, mathematics and natural sciences. The College continued to experience growth and development and was authorized in 1961 to offer a four-year degree program in nursing.
     Always striving to address the educational needs of the time, the graduate program, a cooperative effort with Georgia State University, was added to the curriculum during the fall of 1972. Under this program, master’s degrees were offered in business education, mathematics education, elementary education, English education, health and physical education, music education and science education (biology, chemistry and physics). In the spring of 1975, a master’s degree in business administration, through Valdosta State College, was added to the graduate program.
     During the decade of the ’70s, the number of faculty earning the doctorate degree increased by more than fifty percent, and in September 1981, the College began offering a graduate program designed and delivered solely by faculty and staff of Albany State College. Master’s degrees in business administration and education were offered. Since then criminal justice, nursing and public administration have been added.
     Albany State College was granted university status in July 1996, and the name of the Institution was changed to Albany State University.
     Albany State grew tremendously from 1943-1996 when it became Albany State University. Five
presidents served during this period, Dr. Aaron Brown (1943-1954); Dr. William H. Dennis
(1954-1965); Dr. Thomas Miller Jenkins (1965-1969); Dr. Charles L. Hayes (1969-1980); and Dr. Billy
C. Black (1980-1996). Dr. Portia Holmes Shields became the first female president in 1996, and she
was followed by the university's eighth and current president, Dr. Everette J. Freeman, on September
7, 2005.
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