Albany State University is a four-year, state-supported, historically black university (HBCU) located in Albany, Georgia, United States founded in 1903. It’s nickname is the Golden Rams and the University is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(SIAC). Their colors are Royal Blue and Old Gold and their motto is Potential. Realized.
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504 College Dr., Albany, Georgia 31705
Phone: (229) 430-4600
Type: 4-year, Public
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 4,653 (4,166 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
- 1903 Established as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute
- 1917 Became a state-supported, two year, agricultural and teacher training college and renamed to The Georgia Normal and Agricultural College
- 1932 Became a part of the University System of Georgia
- 1943 Granted four-year status and renamed to Albany State College
- 1981 First graduate program established
- 1996 Name changed to Albany State University.
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.
Schools and colleges
- College of Arts and Humanities
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Science and Health Professions
The Graduate school degree programs include: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership(M.Ed&Ed.S), English Education, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Education, Music Education, Nursing, Public Administration, School Counseling, Science Education, and Special Education.
Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and six advanced degrees. The university also offers the Board of Regents’ engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Tech. Today, Albany State University provides innovative instructional and professional programs through its five academic schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and the Graduate School. The University serves 24 counties in the Southwest Georgia area with graduate and undergraduate courses in more than 30 fields.
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