Fort Valley State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,886

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,484

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

26.5%

6,374 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,679

81.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25%

210 Graduates

About

Fort Valley State University is a higher education institution located in Peach County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fort Valley State University were General Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (57 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2016, 537 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Valley State University. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (482 degrees), 16.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Valley State University is $3,886, which is $-16,274 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Valley State University is $3,886, which is $-16,274 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 $12,484.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,886

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Fort Valley State University was $3,886. The cost of tuition at Fort Valley State University is $-16,274 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,484

2016 Value

13%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Fort Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,484. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Fort Valley State University grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,975

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Valley State University was of $7,975 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.38% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Fort Valley State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 84% 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.

14.3%

2015 Default Rate

179

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Valley State University was 14.3%, which represents 179 out of the 1256 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

Fort Valley State University received 6,374 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 29.4% annual growth. Out of those 6,374 applicants, 1,686 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 26.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,679 students enrolled at Fort Valley State University in 2016, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

26.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,686

Accepted Out of 6,374

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Valley State University was 26.5% (1,686 admissions from 6,374 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 20.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 29.4%, while admissions grew by 66.9%.

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SAT Scores

57%

Submission Percentage

279

Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Valley State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Valley State University has a total enrollment of 2,679 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,191 students and the part-time enrollment is 488. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Fort Valley State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fort Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90% Black or African American, 5.15% White, 1.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.261% Asian, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (39.7%) and White Female (2.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (63.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (15.5%) and White Female (5.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,679 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,191 and the part-time enrollment is 488. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Fort Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Fort Valley State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fort Valley State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,412

  2. White

    138

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    44

The enrolled student population at Fort Valley State University is 90% Black or African American, 5.15% White, 1.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.261% Asian, 0.187% 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 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, 3 students (0.112%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 167 more women than men received degrees from Fort Valley State University. The majority of degree recipients at Fort Valley State University are black or african american (482 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Valley State University is General Psychology (58 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (57 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fort Valley State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), and Human Sciences (30 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 Fort Valley State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (255,606 people), Miscellaneous managers (210,938 people), Counselors (193,319 people), Social workers (180,110 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (160,591 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), and Psychology (58 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 Fort Valley State University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), and Psychology (58 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 Fort Valley State University are Elementary & secondary schools (550,143 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (405,488 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (276,895 people), Hospitals (250,121 people), and Individual & family services (170,431 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (22 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), and Psychology (58 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 Fort Valley State University.

Most Common

  1. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 57 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Valley State University was General Psychology with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 185

  2. 352

In 2016, 185 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Valley State University, which is 0.526 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Valley State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.781 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Valley State University in General Psychology, which is 5.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% of students graduating from Fort Valley State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Valley State University is Male and Asian (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, 0.476% 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

    482 degrees awarded

  2. White

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Valley State University is black or african american (482 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (29 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    310 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    172 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fort Valley State University is black or african american female (310 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (172 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.32M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.86k (0.0528%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Fort Valley State University had a total expenditure of $74M. Of that $74M, they spent $29M on salaries and $74M on benefits.

Fort Valley State University employs 23 Associate professors, 21 Professors, and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fort Valley State University are Male Professors (17), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Valley State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 137 employees, Service, with 76 employees, and Management with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.32M

2015 Endowment

8.38%

growth from 2014

Fort Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $7.32M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Valley State University grew 8.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.5M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.17M - Federal

  2. $55.1k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Fort Valley State University received $7.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $55.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$29M

Salary Expenditure

$74M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Fort Valley State University had a total expenditure of $74M. Of that $74M, they spent $29M on salaries and $74M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$29M

2015 Salaries

2.47%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Fort Valley State University paid a median of $29M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($74M) and a 2.47% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.48% decline from 2013 and a 8.32% 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

$4.93M

Instructional Salaries

121

Number of Employees

In 2015, Fort Valley State University paid a total of $4.93M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 17% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

137 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Valley State University were Associate professor with 23 employees; Professor with 21 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Valley State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 137 employees; Service with 76 employees; and Management with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Valley State University was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

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