Albany State University
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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students6,615|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$165/credit|
|In State Students||$165/credit|
|Out of State Students||$601/credit|
|In District Students||$189/credit|
|In State Students||$189/credit|
|Out of State Students||$755/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Albany State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$379|
|State Grant & Scholarships||20%||$4,029|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||7%||$4,629|
|Federal Student Loans||75%||$5,518|
$10,809Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,045|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,859|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,375|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,639|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.