Fort Valley State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
17.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,075
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.8%
3,059 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,624
84.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.2%
179 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 (45 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (33 degrees), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (30 degrees).

In 2019, 438 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Valley State University. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (393 degrees), 18.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Valley State University is $4,064, which is $−17,962 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Valley State University is $4,064, which is $−17,962 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,075.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fort Valley State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Fort Valley State University is $−17,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,075
2019 Value
7.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fort Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,075. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fort Valley State University grew by 7.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,186
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Valley State University was of $8,186 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.65% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Fort Valley State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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14.6%
2017 Default Rate
152
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Valley State University was 14.6%, which represents 152 out of the 1043 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 3,059 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.91% annual decline. Out of those 3,059 applicants, 1,585 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,624 students enrolled at Fort Valley State University in 2019, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,585
Accepted Out of 3,059

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Valley State University was 51.8% (1,585 admissions from 3,059 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 61.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.91%, while admissions declined by −19.6%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
297
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Valley State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Valley State University has a total enrollment of 2,624 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,221 students and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 84.6% 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 91.3% Black or African American, 2.86% White, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, 0.305% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0381% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.6%) and Two or More Races Female (1.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (59.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.2%) and White Female (4.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,624 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,221 and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Fort Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Fort Valley 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
    2,397
  2. White
    75
  3. Two or More Races
    67

The enrolled student population at Fort Valley State University is 91.3% Black or African American, 2.86% White, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, 0.305% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0381% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 142 more women than men received degrees from Fort Valley State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fort Valley State University is black or african american (393 degrees awarded). There were 18.7 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Valley State University is General Psychology (45 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (33 degrees) and General Family & Consumer Sciences (30 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 (25 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Psychology (45 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Physicians (427,487 people), Other managers (239,820 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (194,923 people), Postsecondary teachers (170,094 people), and Police officers (152,482 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Psychology (45 degrees), Protective Services (33 degrees), and Biology (36 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 Fort Valley State University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Actuaries, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Psychology (45 degrees), Protective Services (33 degrees), and Biology (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (605,366 people), Elementary & secondary schools (585,270 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,114 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (412,709 people), and Offices of physicians (243,429 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Psychology (45 degrees), Protective Services (33 degrees), and Biology (36 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. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Valley State University was General Psychology with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
290
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Valley State University, which is 0.51 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (290).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Valley State University in Environmental Health, which is 0.483 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Valley State University in General Psychology, which is 2.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% 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, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Valley State University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 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
    393 degrees awarded
  2. White
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Valley State University is black or african american (393 degrees awarded). There were 18.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

0.228% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    262 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    131 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fort Valley State University is black or african american female (262 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (131 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.66M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.19k (0.0629%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Fort Valley State University had a total salary expenditure of $87.1M. Fort Valley State University employs 36 Assistant professors, 28 Professors, and 25 Associate professors. Most academics at Fort Valley State University are Male Professors (25), Female Assistant professors(19), and Male Assistant professors (17).

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 134 employees, Management, with 89 employees, and Service with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.66M
2019 Endowment
46.2%
decline from 2018

Fort Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $6.66M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Valley State University declined 46.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.8M 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. $510k - Federal
  2. $67.3k - State
  3. $30.5k - Local

As of 2019, Fort Valley State University received $510k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $67.3k from state grants and contracts, and $30.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.79M
2019 Salaries
86.6%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Fort Valley State University paid a median of $3.79M in salaries, which represents 4.35% of their overall expenditure ($87.1M) and a 86.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.847% decline from 2017 and a 2.5% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.2M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fort Valley State University paid a total of $6.2M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 164% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
134 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Valley State University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Professor with 28 employees; and Professor with 25 employees.

In 2019, 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 134 employees; Management with 89 employees; and Service with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Valley State University was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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