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Fort Valley State University (FVSU)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

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

    Not applicable

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


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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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.

Location & Contact




1005 State University Dr


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'


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

    19th Jul

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


  • SAT Range

    833 - 1070



  • ACT Range

    16 - 20

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


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.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


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


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Total One Year 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 The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


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


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


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular 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

  • 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


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


Full-time / Part-time

91% / 9%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



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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


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

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


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


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

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Cross Country



Track and Field

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Cross Country



Track and Field


Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


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

$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.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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.

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