Albany State University

Albany, GA 31705

Albany State University is a public university in Albany and part of the University System of Georgia. Albany is a medium-size city on the Flint River and home to several higher education institutions besides Albany State University. The university is a historically black university (HBCU) and the largest of the three HBCUs in Georgia. It was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute. In 2017, the university merged with Darton State College, increasing the size of the student population. The university is structured into five different colleges, including the Darton College of Health Professions where the nursing programs are offered.

Albany State University offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs in nursing. The undergrad programs include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and LPN programs. The graduate-level programs include MSN, accelerated MSN, and RN to MSN programs. The department of nursing provides students with many ways to achieve their educational requirements, including traditional, evening, and hybrid class schedules. Several of the programs are even offered online, including the RN to BSN program and MSN program. The BSN program gives students hands-on training at local clinics and is accredited by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), while the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. LPN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 30
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 17

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Albany State University

Darton State College
4.15 miles away
Georgia Southwestern State University
33.9 miles away
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
36.71 miles away
Bainbridge State College
51.84 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
52.09 miles away
Valdosta State University
70.88 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Coffee County Campus
75.81 miles away
Florida State University
78.49 miles away
Tallahassee Community College
78.64 miles away
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
79.36 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/01/1991 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 488
SAT: Math410 to 488
ACT Composite17 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,561
30k to 48k$11,749
48k to 75k$15,201
75k to 110k--
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $162.00 $589.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $189.00 $755.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Katherine Pope and Annie Lou Overton Scholarship

The Georgia Nurses Foundation announces a call for applications for the annual Georgia Nurses Foundation and the Georgia Nurses Association scholarship awards. These programs include: the [...]

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for [...]

Curtis G. Hames Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student from Georgia with a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (minimum composite ACT score of 27) and is majoring in nursing.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing
Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705

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