Albany State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,064
2022 Average Net Price
$14,672
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.66%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,334
71.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.2%
162 Graduates

About

Albany State University is a higher education institution located in Dougherty County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Albany State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (384 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (194 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (25 degrees).

In 2022, 1,448 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Albany State University. 79.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,037 degrees), 4.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (247 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Albany State University is $4,064, which is $−19,932 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,672.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Albany State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,064
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Albany State University was $4,064. The cost of tuition at Albany State University is $−19,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,672
2022 Value
2.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Albany State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,672. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Albany State University grew by 2.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,563
Room and Board
$1,497
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Albany State University was of $11,563 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.13% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,497. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Albany State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 22.2% with respect to 2021, 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.
5.66%
2019 Default Rate
167
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Albany State University was 5.66%, which represents 167 out of the 2948 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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Enrollment

Albany State University had a total enrollment of 6,334 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 4,505 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,829. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Albany State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.8% Black or African American, 9.17% White, 4.67% Hispanic or Latino, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.41% Asian, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Albany State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (60.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (55.8%), followed by White Female (17.1%) and Black or African American Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Albany State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,334 students. The full-time enrollment at Albany State University is 4,505 and the part-time enrollment is 1,829. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Albany State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Albany State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    4,990 enrolled students
  2. White
    581 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    296 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Albany State University is 78.8% Black or African American, 9.17% White, 4.67% Hispanic or Latino, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.41% Asian, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 274 students (4.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 866 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 (1,037 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (247 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Albany State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (384 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (194 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (25 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (106 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (384 degrees), and Education (186 degrees).

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 (1,645,964 people), Registered nurses (1,459,992 people), Secondary school teachers (466,116 people), Education administrators (287,424 people), and Social workers, all other (224,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University in 2022 are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (384 degrees), Education (186 degrees), Health (444 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (384 degrees), Education (186 degrees), Health (444 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,028,852 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,669,066 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (410,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (392,506 people), and Outpatient care centers (343,455 people).

The most specialized majors at Albany State University are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (384 degrees), Education (186 degrees), Health (444 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 384 degrees awarded
  2. 194 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Albany State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 384 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

291
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,157
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 291 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University, which is 0.252 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,157).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.215 times less than the 316 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 316 degrees were awarded to men at Albany State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 4.65 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Albany State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Albany State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,037 degrees awarded
  2. White
    247 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Albany State University is black or african american (1,037 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (247 degrees).

3.18% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    837 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    200 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    193 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Albany State University is black or african american female (837 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (200 degrees).

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Operations

Albany State University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.04M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 4.14k (0.102%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Albany State University had a total salary expenditure of 140M. Albany State University employs 72 Assistant professors, 47 Associate professors and 39 Professors. Most academics at Albany State University are Female Assistant professor (41), Male Assistant professor (31), and Female Instructor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, Management, with 85 employees, and Service with 79 employees.

Endowment

$4.04M
2022 Endowment
1.74%
decline from 2021

Albany State University has an endowment valued at about $4.04M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Albany State University declined 1.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.5M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$46.7M
2022 Salaries
12.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Albany State University paid a median of $46.7M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($140M) and a 12.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
205
Number of Employees

In 2022, Albany State University paid a total of $15.3M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
72 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
90 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Albany State University were Assistant professor with 72 employees, Associate professor with 47 employees, and Professor with 39 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Albany State University were Office and Administrative Support with 90 employees, Management with 85 employees, and Service with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Albany State University was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, and Female Instructor with 27 employees.

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

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