Albany State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,888

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,183

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

49.7%

2,915 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,041

79.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

30.7%

271 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 General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees), and Other Education (40 degrees).

In 2016, 737 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Albany State University. 74.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (639 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $3,888, which is $-16,272 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $3,888, which is $-16,272 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,183.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,888

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Albany State University was $3,888. The cost of tuition at Albany State University is $-16,272 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,183

2016 Value

1.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Albany State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,183. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Albany State University grew by 1.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,746

Room and Board

$1,940

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Albany State University was of $8,746 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,940. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.84% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Albany State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 8.64% with respect to 2015, when 81% 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.

14.2%

2015 Default Rate

579

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Albany State University was 14.2%, which represents 579 out of the 4081 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 32.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,915 applicants, 1,448 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,041 students enrolled at Albany State University in 2016, 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 lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 32.7%, while admissions grew by 3.5%.

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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 3,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 2,409 students and the part-time enrollment is 632. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89% Black or African American, 5.56% White, 1.61% Hispanic or Latino, 1.02% Two or More Races, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Albany State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (60.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (30.2%) and White Female (2.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (67.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (15.8%) and White Female (9.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 2,409 and the part-time enrollment is 632. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2016 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 67%. 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

    2,708

  2. White

    169

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    49

The enrolled student population at Albany State University is 89% Black or African American, 5.56% White, 1.61% Hispanic or Latino, 1.02% Two or More Races, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Asian, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 52 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 355 more women than men received degrees from Albany State University. The majority of degree recipients at Albany State University are black or african american (639 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Albany State University is General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees) and Other Education (40 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 Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), and Education (150 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 (1,959,237 people), Physicians & surgeons (403,462 people), Secondary school teachers (355,686 people), Education administrators (278,683 people), and Miscellaneous managers (278,304 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), Education (150 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Biology (40 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Albany State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Financial analysts, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), Education (150 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Biology (40 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 (2,946,781 people), Hospitals (613,358 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (492,658 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (386,199 people), and Offices of physicians (181,923 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), Education (150 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Biology (40 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. 76 degrees awarded

  2. 67 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Albany State University was General Business Administration & Management with 76 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 191

  2. 546

In 2016, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University, which is 0.35 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (546).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.357 times less than the 84 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 84 degrees were awarded to women at Albany State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.8 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% of students graduating from Albany State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Albany State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.369% of graduates (1 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

    639 degrees awarded

  2. White

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Albany State University is black or african american (639 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (60 degrees).

2.04% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    471 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    168 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Albany State University is black or african american female (471 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (168 degrees).

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Operations

Albany State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.84M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $65.4k (3.55%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Albany State University had a total expenditure of $68.1M. Of that $68.1M, they spent $30M on salaries and $68.1M on benefits.

Albany State University employs 45 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 38 Professors. Most academics at Albany State University are Male Professors (27), Male Associate professors(27), and Male Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 109 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.84M

2015 Endowment

0.104%

decline from 2014

Albany State University has an endowment valued at about $1.84M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Albany State University declined 0.104% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27M 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. $8.24M - Federal

  2. $292k - State

  3. $65.9k - Local

As of 2015, Albany State University received $8.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $292k from state grants and contracts, and $65.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$30M

Salary Expenditure

$68.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Albany State University had a total expenditure of $68.1M. Of that $68.1M, they spent $30M on salaries and $68.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Albany State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$30M

2015 Salaries

0.208%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Albany State University paid a median of $30M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($68.1M) and a 0.208% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.56% decline from 2013 and a 0.0893% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.63M

Instructional Salaries

167

Number of Employees

In 2015, Albany State University paid a total of $9.63M to 167 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

109 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Albany State University were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University were Office and Administrative Support with 109 employees; Service with 68 employees; and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Albany State University was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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