Albany State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,965
1.98% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$10,809
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
13.4%
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
49.7%
2,915 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
6,615
61.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
33.7%
346 Graduates

About

Albany State University is a higher education institution located in Dougherty County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Albany State University were Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (61 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees).

In 2017, 1,664 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Albany State University. 75.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (965 degrees), 1.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (582 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $3,965, which is $-16,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $3,965, which is $-16,768 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,809.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,965
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Albany State University was $3,965. The cost of tuition at Albany State University is $-16,768 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$10,809
2017 Value
11.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Albany State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,809. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Albany State University grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,061
Room and Board
$1,298
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Albany State University was of $9,061 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. The cost of room and board increased by 3.6% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 33.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Albany State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 16.2% with respect to 2016, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.4%
2016 Default Rate
517
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Albany State University was 13.4%, which represents 517 out of the 3866 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Albany State University received 2,915 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a NaNy% annual growth. Out of those 2,915 applicants, 1,448 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.7% acceptance rate.

There were 6,615 students enrolled at Albany State University in 2017, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Albany State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2016
1,448
Accepted Out of 2,915

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Albany State University was 49.7% (1,448 admissions from 2,915 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2016, the number of applicants grew by NaNy%, while admissions grew by NaNy%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
282
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Albany State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Albany State University has a total enrollment of 6,615 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 4,093 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,522. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.8% Black or African American, 22% White, 2.24% Hispanic or Latino, 1.42% Two or More Races, 0.605% Asian, 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0756% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Albany State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (56.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.1%) and White Female (7.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (58.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.3%) and White Female (9.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,615 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 4,093 and the part-time enrollment is 2,522. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Albany State University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Albany State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    4,614
  2. White
    1,452
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    148

The enrolled student population at Albany State University is 69.8% Black or African American, 22% White, 2.24% Hispanic or Latino, 1.42% Two or More Races, 0.605% Asian, 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0756% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 197 students (2.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 854 more women than men received degrees from Albany State University. The majority of degree recipients at Albany State University are black or african american (965 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (582 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Albany State University is Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (61 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Albany State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), and Protective Services (94 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Albany State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,957,184 people), Registered nurses (1,353,983 people), Secondary school teachers (310,185 people), Education administrators (283,541 people), and Social workers, all other (238,013 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (577 degrees), and Education (179 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Albany State University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (577 degrees), and Education (179 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Albany State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,999,117 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,577,409 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (379,243 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,802 people), and Outpatient care centers (289,348 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (428 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (577 degrees), and Education (179 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Albany State University.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 61 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 55 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Albany State University was Registered Nursing with 70 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 405
  2. 1,259

In 2017, 405 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University, which is 0.322 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,259).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.333 times less than the 321 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 334 degrees were awarded to women at Albany State University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.84 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from Albany State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Albany State University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 13% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    965 degrees awarded
  2. White
    582 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Albany State University is black or african american (965 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (582 degrees).

1.26% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    733 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    442 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    232 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Albany State University is black or african american female (733 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (442 degrees).

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Operations

Albany State University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.02M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $71.9k (3.56%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Albany State University had a total salary expenditure of $113M. Albany State University employs 85 Assistant professors, 72 Associate professors, and 54 Instructors. Most academics at Albany State University are Female Assistant professors (47), Female Instructors(43), and Male Associate professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 114 employees, Service, with 73 employees, and Management with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.02M
2017 Endowment
11.3%
growth from 2016

Albany State University has an endowment valued at about $2.02M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Albany State University grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.94M - Federal
  2. $2.11M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Albany State University received $7.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.11M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.8M
2017 Salaries
97.9%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Albany State University paid a median of $44.8M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($113M) and a 97.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 24.5% decline from 2015 and a 0.208% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.1M
Instructional Salaries
257
Number of Employees

In 2017, Albany State University paid a total of $16.1M to 257 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Albany State University were Assistant professor with 85 employees; Associate professor with 72 employees; and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University were Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees; Service with 73 employees; and Management with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Albany State University was Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, Female Instructor with 43 employees, and Male Associate professor with 42 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Albany State University.

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