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 LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 93
Master's degree 5 14
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.2%

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1130
ACT19 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $35

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$178/credit
In State Students$178/credit
Out of State Students$627/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$249/credit
In State Students$249/credit
Out of State Students$897/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 $8,010 $8,010 $28,215
ADN 70 $12,460 $12,460 $43,890
BSN 125 $22,250 $22,250 $78,375
FNP 50 $12,450 $12,450 $44,850
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 Valdosta 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 50% $4,843
Other Federal Grant 11% $436
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $4,534
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 24% $9,795
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,724
Private Loans 3% $9,328


Average Net Price/year
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$12,336
$30,001 to $48,000$13,479
$48,001 to $75,000$16,452
$75,001 to $110,000$17,446
Over $110,000$17,846

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Student Population













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

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

Valdosta State University
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698

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