Albany State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,678
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.87%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73%
7,655 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,509
68.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
41.4%
177 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 (65 degrees awarded), Other Education (59 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (49 degrees).

In 2020, 1,179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Albany State University. 77.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (741 degrees), 2.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (295 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $4,064, which is $−18,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $4,064, which is $−18,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,678.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending Albany State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Albany State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Albany State University is $−18,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,678
2020 Value
9.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Albany State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,678. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Albany State University grew by 9.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,060
Room and Board
$1,440
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Albany State University was of $10,060 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,440. The cost of room and board increased by 2.25% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Albany State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.7% with respect to 2019, when 71% 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.
8.87%
2018 Default Rate
253
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Albany State University was 8.87%, which represents 253 out of the 2853 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 7,655 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 17.8% annual growth. Out of those 7,655 applicants, 5,590 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 6,509 students enrolled at Albany State University in 2020, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Albany State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,590
Accepted Out of 7,655

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Albany State University was 73% (5,590 admissions from 7,655 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 65.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 17.8%, while admissions grew by 31%.

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage
658
Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at Albany State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Albany State University has a total enrollment of 6,509 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 4,438 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,071. This means that 68.2% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.1% Black or African American, 11.4% White, 5.73% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.399% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Albany State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (58.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (58.5%), followed by White Female (15.6%) and Black or African American Male (13.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,509 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 4,438 and the part-time enrollment is 2,071. This means that 68.2% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. 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
    5,021
  2. White
    744
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    373

The enrolled student population at Albany State University is 77.1% Black or African American, 11.4% White, 5.73% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.399% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 150 students (2.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 651 more women than men received degrees from Albany State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Albany State University is black or african american (741 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (295 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Albany State University is Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), followed by Other Education (59 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (49 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 Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Health (432 degrees), and Education (138 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 (1,784,749 people), Registered nurses (1,355,178 people), Secondary school teachers (383,609 people), Education administrators (277,674 people), and Social workers, all other (213,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Health (432 degrees), Education (138 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (217 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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Health (432 degrees), Education (138 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (217 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 (2,990,789 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,594,221 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (391,359 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (367,564 people), and Outpatient care centers (298,034 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Protective Services (64 degrees awarded), Health (432 degrees), Education (138 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (217 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. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 49 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Albany State University was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

264
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
915
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 264 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University, which is 0.289 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (915).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.185 times less than the 248 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 248 degrees were awarded to women at Albany State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.39 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Albany State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Albany State University is Male and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.565% 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
    741 degrees awarded
  2. White
    295 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Albany State University is black or african american (741 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (295 degrees).

3.73% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    589 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    231 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Albany State University is black or african american female (589 degrees awarded). There were 2.55 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (231 degrees).

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Operations

Albany State University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.28M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $26.4k (0.806%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Albany State University had a total salary expenditure of $113M. Albany State University employs 60 Assistant professors, 50 Associate professors, and 47 Professors. Most academics at Albany State University are Female Assistant professors (37), Male Professors(30), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Management, with 86 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.28M
2020 Endowment
2.07%
growth from 2019

Albany State University has an endowment valued at about $3.28M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Albany State University grew 2.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.3M 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. $17.2M - Federal
  2. $656k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Albany State University received $17.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $656k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.6M
2020 Salaries
2.26%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Albany State University paid a median of $41.6M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($113M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.02% decline from 2018 and a 3.51% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M
Instructional Salaries
203
Number of Employees

In 2020, Albany State University paid a total of $12.2M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
91 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Albany State University were Assistant professor with 60 employees; Associate professor with 50 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; Management with 86 employees; and Service with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Albany State University was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Professor with 30 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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