Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA 31698

Valdosta State University is a public university and part of the University System of Georgia. The campus is set on 168-acres of land in the center of Valdosta, Georgia. Valdosta is a small city on the southern border of Georgia and is mostly known for the university and the abundance of azaleas grown in the region. The university serves over 11,000 students with both undergrad and grad programs at two campuses. The main campus includes most of the administrative and academic buildings, while the north campus is used for satellite facilities. Valdosta State University is structured into five colleges with 56 undergrad degree programs and 40 graduate programs and degrees.

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences at VSU offers nine different health professional programs, three of which are nursing programs. Nursing students can apply to the BSN, accelerated BSN, or MSN programs. All three programs are accredited by the CCNE and the Georgia Board of Nursing. The BSN programs allow students to work in various clinical settings, including hospitals and doctor’s offices. The MSN program offers three nursing career tracks, including Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The MSN program is a hybrid program that utilizes weekend on-campus classes and online learning.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

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

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 67
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 17

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
45.9 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Coffee County Campus
51.75 miles away
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
55.82 miles away
Florida Gateway College
63.3 miles away
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
65.89 miles away
Florida State University
65.98 miles away
Tallahassee Community College
68.4 miles away
Albany State University
70.88 miles away
Bainbridge State College
73.86 miles away
Darton State College
74.4 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1929 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading450 to 540
SAT: Math440 to 520
SAT: Writing440 to 530
ACT Composite19 to 23
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$12,766
30k to 48k$13,691
48k to 75k$16,820
75k to 110k$17,541
Over 110k$17,450
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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 $174.00 $615.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $243.00 $875.00

Student Population













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

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
Valdosta State University
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698

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