Albany State University

Albany, GA 31705
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,615
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 65 249
Bachelor's degree 2 68
Master's degree 2 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 71.6%

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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
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$165/credit
In State Students$165/credit
Out of State Students$601/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$189/credit
In State Students$189/credit
Out of State Students$755/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $7,425 $7,425 $27,045
ADN 70 $11,550 $11,550 $42,070
BSN 125 $20,625 $20,625 $75,125
FNP 50 $9,450 $9,450 $37,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 73% $4,950
Other Federal Grant 13% $379
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $4,029
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $4,629
Federal Student Loans 75% $5,518
Private Loans 1% $8,020


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$15,741

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.

Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705

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