About Fort Valley State University (FVSU)
On Campus Housing
Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a public institution that was established in the year 1895 and located at Fort Valley, Georgia. The institution received financial support after it agreed to be under the direction of the Episcopal Church. It earned a junior college status in 1928. Fort Valley High and Industrial School were renamed as Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School in 1932.
Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School were acquired by the state of Georgia in 1939 and was designated as a four-year senior college named Fort Valley State College. The school became Fort Valley State University, a state, and land-grant university, in June 1996, and is the second-largest land-grant institution.
Some of the notable alumni of the university are namely Greg Llyod, Eddie Anderson, Nick Harper, and many more.
The university is committed to providing an exceptional education for their students by training them to face the real world. The student body of the university is diverse and has around 2,500 students from different parts of the world.
The FVSU acceptance rate is 61%.
The graduation rate of the university is 25%.
The total student population of the university is 2,679, which includes 2,191 full time and 488 part-time students.
- The accreditation to the university is given by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC).
Online Education at FVSU
The university provides online programs for those who cannot travel to the campus to earn their degrees. FVSU Online learning provides the students with online information, tools, and support students to become a virtual member of the university.
The university offers 5 online programs across various disciplines. FVSU majors include Behavioral Sciences, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Psychology.
The university provides each student with the advisors with whom the students can communicate and discuss their academic program of study and ask if the eCore courses would be appropriate for them.
Some of the rankings given to the university according to the US News are given below.
FVSU is ranked 39th (tie) in 'Historically Black Colleges and Universities'.
The university is ranked between 96th-122nd in 'Regional Universities-South'.
University has secured 31st position in 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'.
University is placed at 35th position in 'Top performers on social mobility'
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
As the cost may vary depending upon the type of program the candidate enrolls themselves in. This section gives you an overview information of the average cost of attendance that the student has to bear for one academic year.
The average net price of the university is $13,075 and the average annual tuition fees come around $4,950.
The cost of books and supplies is $1,500 and the other course-related fees are $1,708.
The room and boarding expense of the student inclusive of the meal is $8,372.
Whereas the budget for other expenses on an average is kept at $5000.
The average one year cost to attend the university is $20,644.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$53,365 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At FVSU, $8,372 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at FVSU costs around $3,650 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At FVSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The office of financial aid in the university is committed to providing the necessary information and guide the students in getting the resources available for them to make their education affordable. Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form.
Fort Valley State University (FVSU) FAFSA/federal school code is 001566.
Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Perkins Loans. The Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.
State Aids include HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Zell Miller Scholarship.
Institutional Aid comprises James H. Porter Scholarship.
Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.