61%

Acceptance Rate

$7,303

Avg.Financial Aid

001566

FAFSA Code

About Fort Valley State University (FVSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,776

Website

www.fvsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

Location & Contact

Address

1005 State University Dr

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4788256211
Fax: 4788256249
Request Info

Rankings

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'

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

2020-07-19

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

61%

SAT Range

833 - 1070

ACT Range

16 - 20

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admissions to the college or university is the first step towards achieving one's ambition, goal, dream, or path of success. So it is a crucial step in the student's life. The student must be very much sure about which college or university the student wishes to study than the eligibility criteria that come into consideration whether the student is eligible or not for filling out the application. Students might need help regarding the admission process and admission requirement of the specific university the student is looking for.

So this admission section helps you with all this information related to admission. At Fort Valley State University the acceptance rate is 61%.

The admission process of the university is quite simple.

  • Submit the free online application.

  • Submit all your test scores like SAT/ACT

  • Submit all the official high school transcripts.

There are few additional processes as well for graduate and international students. You can visit the admission page for further details.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,075

Average Annual Cost

$4,950

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$1,708

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,372

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,000

Total One Year Cost

$20,644

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

75%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

25%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,326

Faculty Overview

56%

Male Professors

44%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

58 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

44 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

25 Graduates

Biology, General

25 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

24 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

24 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

23 Graduates

Political Science and Government

14 Graduates

Plant Sciences

13 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

11 Graduates

Social Work

11 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

9 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

9 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

8 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

8 Graduates

Animal Sciences

7 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

7 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Marketing

5 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

4 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Sociology

4 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

4 Graduates

Engineering Technologies/Technician...

2 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,359

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

76%

Full-time

91%

Part-time

9%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

3% White

0% Unknown

92% Black

2% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

9%

Out Of State

91%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,722/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,650/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,650/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Wildcats

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Total Male Athletes

134

Total Female Athletes

66

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$22,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$30,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$27,000

$47,025

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$280 - 488

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

88%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,303

Students Receiving Federal Grants

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,309

Students Receiving State Aid

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,327

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

18%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,077

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$7,341

$30K - $48K

$6,138

$48K - $75K

$3,519

$75K - $110K

$1,263

> $110K

$1,643

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.

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