Fort Valley State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,916
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.3%
5,693 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,079
82.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.3%
94 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (54 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (45 degrees), and General Psychology (37 degrees).

In 2020, 454 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Valley State University. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (414 degrees), 21.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley 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 $12,916.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Fort Valley State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fort Valley State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Fort Valley 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

$12,916
2020 Value
1.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Fort Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,916. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Fort Valley State University grew by 1.22%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Fort Valley State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.35% with respect to 2019, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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12.7%
2018 Default Rate
118
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Valley State University was 12.7%, which represents 118 out of the 927 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Fort Valley State University received 5,693 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 86.1% annual growth. Out of those 5,693 applicants, 4,117 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,079 students enrolled at Fort Valley State University in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,117
Accepted Out of 5,693

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Valley State University was 72.3% (4,117 admissions from 5,693 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 51.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 86.1%, while admissions grew by 160%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Valley State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Valley State University has a total enrollment of 3,079 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,531 students and the part-time enrollment is 548. This means that 82.2% 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 92.9% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 2.18% White, 1.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.26% Asian, 0.065% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0325% 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 (59.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (63.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.3%) and White Female (8.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,079 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,531 and the part-time enrollment is 548. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Fort Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Fort Valley State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    2,861
  2. Two or More Races
    67
  3. White
    67

The enrolled student population at Fort Valley State University is 92.9% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 2.18% White, 1.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.26% Asian, 0.065% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0325% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 164 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 (414 degrees awarded). There were 21.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Valley State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (54 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (45 degrees) and General Psychology (37 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), Protective Services (54 degrees), and Biology (46 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 (378,886 people), Other managers (250,524 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (192,280 people), Postsecondary teachers (150,290 people), and Police officers (136,384 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), Biology (46 degrees), Communications (28 degrees), and Human Sciences (13 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), Biology (46 degrees), Communications (28 degrees), and Human Sciences (13 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 (517,708 people), Elementary & secondary schools (415,234 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,268 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (353,245 people), and Offices of physicians (192,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Valley State University are Agriculture (25 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), Biology (46 degrees), Communications (28 degrees), and Human Sciences (13 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. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Valley State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

145
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
309
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Valley State University, which is 0.469 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (309).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Valley State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.862 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Valley State University in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 9% 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, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Valley State University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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% 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
    414 degrees awarded
  2. White
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Valley State University is black or african american (414 degrees awarded). There were 21.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    282 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    132 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fort Valley State University is black or african american female (282 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (132 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.67M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.76k (0.146%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Fort Valley State University had a total salary expenditure of $90.7M. Fort Valley State University employs 31 Associate professors, 28 Assistant professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Fort Valley State University are Male Professors (24), Male Associate professors(17), and Female 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 120 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Service with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.67M
2020 Endowment
0.159%
growth from 2019

Fort Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $6.67M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Valley State University grew 0.159% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.9M 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. $512k - Federal
  2. $41.1k - State
  3. $76.9k - Local

As of 2020, Fort Valley State University received $512k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $41.1k from state grants and contracts, and $76.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.3M
2020 Salaries
646%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Fort Valley State University paid a median of $28.3M in salaries, which represents 31.2% of their overall expenditure ($90.7M) and a 646% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 86.6% decline from 2018 and a 0.847% 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

$6.01M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2020, Fort Valley State University paid a total of $6.01M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.3% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
120 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Valley State University were Associate professor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 28 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, 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 120 employees; Management with 83 employees; and Service with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Valley State University was Male Professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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