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 Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University - Valdosta, GA

1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, Georgia 31698

General information:(229)333-5800
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:13,089(10,728 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,706 $5,406 $5,697 -5%
Out-of-state $14,288 $14,982 $15,278 -2%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,062 $7,118 $7,436 -4%
Other $6,056 $5,892 $5,860 1%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,024 $19,616 $20,193 -5%
Off Campus $5,906 $6,606 $6,897 0%
Off Campus with Family $5,906 $6,606 $6,897 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,606 $29,192 $29,774 0%
Off Campus $15,488 $16,182 $16,478 0%
Off Campus with Family $15,488 $16,182 $16,478 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,639
In-state fees $1,910
Out-of-state tuition $13,221
Out-of-state fees $1,910
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,906
In-state fee $1,910
Out-of-state tuition $14,040
Out-of-state fees $1,910
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,285 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,993 79% $14,611,230 $7,331
Federal grants 1,217 48% $6,307,332 $5,183
Pell grants 1,211 48% $5,393,532 $4,454
Other federal grants 1,056 42% $913,800 $865
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,478 58% $7,989,389 $5,406
Institutional grants or scholarships 92 4% $314,509 $3,419
Student loan aid 1,655 65% $9,657,014 $5,835
Federal student loans 1,653 65% $9,499,343 $5,747
Other student loans 21 1% $157,671 $7,508
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,442 69% $47,420,232 $6,372
Pell grants 4,735 44% $21,237,804 $4,485
Federal student loans 6,673 62% $44,090,884 $6,607

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,184 $12,466 $12,262
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,778 $10,593 $10,248
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,706 $11,841 $12,088
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,750 $15,137 $15,026
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,524 $15,906 $15,577
$110,001 and more $16,369 $16,246 $16,197

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 13,089
Undergraduate enrollment 10,728
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 869
Graduate enrollment 2,361
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,950 3,004 4,946
Percent admitted 58% 58% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 58% 29% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1603 71%
ACT 581 26%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 540
SAT Math 460 540
SAT Writing 450 530
ACT Composite 20 23
ACT English 20 23
ACT Math 19 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1714
Football 133-
Golf 13-
Soccer -31
Softball -28
Tennis 99
Track and Field, X-Country 97
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

01/31/2002 Pre-Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/24/1997 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

09/01/1993 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2001 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1992 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/1999 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1959 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession014
Drug law violations85 7
Liquor law violations41020
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 426
Liquor law violations 0716
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 252
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 011
Burglary 145165
Motor vehicle theft 213
Arson 400
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 232
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 63240
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 400
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate8.2%
Number in default195
Number in repayment2,364

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00159900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General682---
Category total682---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting158---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General32----
Business Administration and Management, General1824---
Business/Managerial Economics18----
Finance, General12----
International Business/Trade/Commerce3----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5----
Category total36232---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies671---
Category total671---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General10----
Information Science/Studies7----
Category total17----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education5----
Business Teacher Education60---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-9--7
Curriculum and Instruction---3-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching13312---
Education, Other-9--39
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---5-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-17--24
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching4830---
Music Teacher Education201---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching287--8
Reading Teacher Education-5---
Secondary Education and Teaching220---
Special Education and Teaching, General21116---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-34--36
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education-10---
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education21----
Category total284270-8114
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other5----
Category total5----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General11---
Rhetoric and Composition97----
Category total1391---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature1----
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation11----
Spanish Language and Literature9----
Category total21----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer15----
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other--13--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-15---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse9410---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4467---
Category total1539213--
History Colleges
History, General583---
Category total583---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies805---
Category total805---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal7----
Category total7----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other44----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--26--
Category total44-26--
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-48---
Category total-48---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General3----
Mathematics, General9----
Category total12----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--3--
Category total--3--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science11----
Category total11----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other27----
Category total27----
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General--1--
Category total--1--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy23----
Category total23----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General21----
Physics, General3----
Category total24----
Psychology Colleges
Educational Psychology----0
Psychology, General121---
Category total7221--2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-60-9-
Social Work-32---
Category total-92-9-
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General58----
Sociology13---
Category total1123---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General33----
Dance, General4----
Interior Design13----
Music Performance, General45---
Music, General7----
Visual and Performing Arts, General15----
Category total765---
Grand total5357543170