Valdosta State University
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|
|Number of Students11,341|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||980 to 1130|
|ACT||19 to 23|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$178/credit|
|In State Students||$178/credit|
|Out of State Students||$627/credit|
|In District Students||$249/credit|
|In State Students||$249/credit|
|Out of State Students||$897/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 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|
|Other Federal Grant||11%||$436|
|State Grant & Scholarships||53%||$4,534|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||24%||$9,795|
|Federal Student Loans||67%||$5,724|
$13,978Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.