Home > HBCU Profiles > Albany State University
Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, Georgia 31705
(229) 430-4646 or (229)430-2796
Contact: Leslie Charles
http://www.asurams.edu/
Scholarships
Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program
Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant (LEAP)
HOPE Promise Scholarship Program
HOPE Scholarship
Marie H. Dixon Scholarship
Post New Scholarship
College Logo
Campus Queens
Student Members
Alumni Members
Sports Headlines
Clark Atlanta Places Trio on All-SIAC Track & Field Team
Albany State names Gabe Giardina new head football coach
Epps Memorial Scholarship Basketball Challenge to Benefit Clark Atlanta University Student-Athletes
College Roundup: Darton Women's Soccer Ranked 8th; Asu Volleyball, Cross Country Release Schedules
Nick DeRiso wrote a new blog post: At last, the riddle of first-place preseason vote for Savannah State is solved
Post Sports News
College Overview  
     Albany State University, an historically black institution in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African American youths, the University proudly continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
     A leader in teacher education, nursing, criminal justice, business, public administration and the sciences, Albany State provides a comprehensive educational experience with quality instruction as the hallmark of all its academic programs. The University embraces the concept of “students first” as a core institutional value and is committed to “education on a personal level.” The University advocates the total development of students, especially the under served, and provides a wholesome academic environment in which students can study, learn and develop through their interaction with fellow students, faculty, staff, administrators, visiting scholars and community leaders.
     A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the University responds to the needs of all its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia.
     The primary mission of Albany State University is to educate students to become outstanding contributors to society. Offering
Bachelor’s, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees and a variety of non-degree educational programs, the University emphasizes the liberal arts as the foundation for all learning by exposing students to the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and the sciences. Global learning is fostered through a broad-based curriculum, diverse University activities and the expanding use of technology.

Online Admissions Application: https://secure.gacollege411.org/Applications/USG_Common_App_Short/apply.html?application_id=2871
Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 4166
Graduate Population: 249
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $6140
Out of State Tuition: $18646
Room & Board: $6006
Applications Due: July 1 Fall 2015 ($20)
Conference: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)
Mascot: Rams
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 38%
Percent Women: 62%
Albany State University Related Video
Albany State University At Honda Battle Of The Bands 2011... see more videos
Upcoming Events at Albany State University
10/25Albany State University Graduate Career Fair5:00 PM
10/26Albany State University Career Fair9:00 AM
10/26Albany State University Education Career Fair2:00 PM
The Wall
Future spot for testimonials, comments, pictures, video
Majors Offered

College of Arts & Humanities
•English
•Mass Communication
•Spanish
•Art
•Music
•Speech & Theatre
•History
•Political Science
•Psychology
•Social Work
•Sociology

College of Business
•Accounting
•Business Information Systems
•Management
•Health Care Administration
•Management & Administration
•Technology Management
•Logistics Management

College of Education
•Health & Physical Education
•Health, Physical Education & Recreation
•Early Childhood Education
•Middle Grades Education
•Science Education
•Special Education

College of Science & Health Professions
•Criminal Justice
•Forensic Science
•Computer Information Systems
•Computer Science
•Mathematics
•Biology
•Chemistry
•Nursing

Online Programs
•Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
•Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain & Logistics Management
•Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management
•Bachelors of Applied Science in Fire Service Administration
•Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing
•Master of Science in Criminal Justice
•Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
•Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs
•Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
•Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T)
•Master of Science (M.S.)
•Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N)
•Master of Education (M.Ed.)
•Master of Public Administration (M.P.A)
•Educational Specialist Program in Educational Leadership (ED.S)

Unique Programs
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     Albany State University, established originally as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute and supported by private and religious organizations, was founded in 1903 by Joseph Winthrop Holley. The Institute provided religious and manual training for African American youths of Southwest Georgia. The mission was to train teachers to teach basic academic skills and to train in the trades and industries, with special emphasis on domestic science and art. The Institute remained a privately supported Institution until 1917.
     In 1917, the Institute became a state-supported, two-year college with a Board of Trustees, and its name was changed to Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. Offering only a limited program in agriculture, the College viewed as its primary purpose the training of elementary teachers. In 1932, the Board of Regents was established, and the college became a part of the newly established University System of Georgia.
     In order to meet the changing needs of society, the mission of the College was expanded in 1943, and the College was granted four-year status and authorized to confer the bachelor’s degree in elementary education and home economics. At this time, the College assumed the name Albany State College. Six years later, the program of the College was again expanded to include offerings in the arts and sciences, with majors in the humanities and social studies.
     Beginning in 1954, secondary-level programs were developed for teacher preparation in science, health and physical education, business, music, mathematics and natural sciences. The College continued to experience growth and development and was authorized in 1961 to offer a four-year degree program in nursing.
     Always striving to address the educational needs of the time, the graduate program, a cooperative effort with Georgia State University, was added to the curriculum during the fall of 1972. Under this program, master’s degrees were offered in business education, mathematics education, elementary education, English education, health and physical education, music education and science education (biology, chemistry and physics). In the spring of 1975, a master’s degree in business administration, through Valdosta State College, was added to the graduate program.
     During the decade of the ’70s, the number of faculty earning the doctorate degree increased by more than fifty percent, and in September 1981, the College began offering a graduate program designed and delivered solely by faculty and staff of Albany State College. Master’s degrees in business administration and education were offered. Since then criminal justice, nursing and public administration have been added.
     Albany State College was granted university status in July 1996, and the name of the Institution was changed to Albany State University.
     Albany State grew tremendously from 1943-1996 when it became Albany State University. Five
presidents served during this period, Dr. Aaron Brown (1943-1954); Dr. William H. Dennis
(1954-1965); Dr. Thomas Miller Jenkins (1965-1969); Dr. Charles L. Hayes (1969-1980); and Dr. Billy
C. Black (1980-1996). Dr. Portia Holmes Shields became the first female president in 1996, and she
was followed by the university's eighth and current president, Dr. Everette J. Freeman, on September
7, 2005.
More Campus Photos
Sponsored Content Create an Ad
Follow Us!
Link To Us!
Do you have a website? Link to HBCU Connect!