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IPEDS ID: 139719
OPE ID: 00156600
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Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313
General information:  (478) 825-6211
Website:  www.fvsu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,679 (2,252 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionswww.fvsu.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.fvsu.edu/admissions
Financial Aidwww.fvsu.edu/financialaid
Net Price Calculatornpc.fvsu.edu/npc_2015/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.fvsu.edu/academics/college_of_graduate_studies_and_extended_education
Disability Serviceswww.fvsu.edu/disability-services/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.fvsu.edu/irpe/student-right-know-act-request-form
Mission Statement
  The mission of Fort Valley State University is to advance the cause of education with emphasis upon fulfilling commitments that our community members have undertaken collectively. As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Fort Valley State University naturally embraces the principles articulated by the Core Mission Statement for State Universities as approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The university's primary commitments include, among others, enhancement of teacher training programs grounded upon a liberal arts foundation, as reflective of over 110 years of experience and tradition. Additionally, the university recognizes with great pride and desires to further its responsibilities as Georgia's only 1890 Land Grant institution by offering programming excellence in agriculture, agribusiness, family and consumer sciences, extension, technology and military science and leadership, as well as to further its traditions of excellence in programs in the liberal arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small 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
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty718
Instructional678
Research and public service40
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,448$5,594$5,594$6,65819.0%
Out-of-state$6,448$5,594$5,594$19,738252.8%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,508$7,950$7,950$7,9500.0%
Other$4,935$4,905$5,000$5,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,000$8,000$8,000$8,0000.0%
Other$500$500$500$5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$500$500$500$5000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$21,391$19,949$20,044$21,1085.3%
Off Campus$16,448$15,594$15,594$16,6586.8%
Off Campus with Family$8,448$7,594$7,594$8,65814.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$21,391$19,949$20,044$34,18870.6%
Off Campus$16,448$15,594$15,594$29,73890.7%
Off Campus with Family$8,448$7,594$7,594$21,738186.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$4,344
In-state fees$1,708
Out-of-state tuition$16,128
Out-of-state fees$1,708
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid140098%————
Grant or scholarship aid37591%$2,598,421$6,929
Federal grants34083%$1,841,419$5,416
Pell grants34083%$1,756,904$5,167
Other federal grants14335%$84,515$591
State/local government grant or scholarships15037%$618,716$4,125
Institutional grants or scholarships6115%$138,286$2,267
Student loan aid37491%$2,511,214$6,714
Federal student loans37491%$2,459,017$6,575
Other student loans123%$52,197$4,350
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,91384%$10,883,107$5,689
Pell grants1,73076%$8,222,546$4,753
Federal student loans1,94986%$14,488,613$7,434
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$14,122$13,842$12,484
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 Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$13,912$13,232$11,834
$30,001 – $48,000$15,022$13,819$12,543
$48,001 – $75,000$17,644$16,448$16,582
$75,001 – $110,000$18,681$17,762$17,192
$110,001 and more$19,705$19,460$16,916
  • 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.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment2,679
Undergraduate enrollment2,252
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment173
Graduate enrollment427
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 4%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 82%
25 and over: 18%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 48%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 38%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,3744,0632,308
Percent admitted26%15%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%34%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT27957%
ACT21143%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading380470
SAT Math390470
ACT Composite1019
ACT English1519
ACT Math720
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 25%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 11%
6-year: 32%
8-year: 35%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 21%
Female: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 25%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 32%
Received award in 8 years: 35%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 4%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 43%
Received award in 8 years: 46%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 6%
Received award in 8 years: 6%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 18%
Received award in 8 years: 27%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 9%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics9--
Animal Sciences, General78-
Horticultural Science13--
Category total298-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General250-
Biotechnology-5-
Category total255-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting4--
Business Administration and Management, General22--
Business/Commerce, General0--
Business/Managerial Economics0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5--
Organizational Leadership2d--
Category total33d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism0--
Mass Communication/Media Studies8--
Category total8--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General11--
Information Science/Studies8--
Category total19--
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-143
Early Childhood Education and Teaching61-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching32-
Music Teacher Education0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6--
Category total15173
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician7--
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other2--
Category total9--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General40-
Category total40-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General23--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0--
Human Development and Family Studies, General1--
Category total24--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health-36-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-12d-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant25--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-24d-
Category total2572d-
History
History, General90-
History, Other-2-
Category total92-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies44d--
Category total44d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies24--
Category total24--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General70-
Category total70-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General0--
Category total0--
Psychology
Psychology, General58d--
Category total58d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work11--
Category total11--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General14d--
Sociology4--
Category total18d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art0--
Visual and Performing Arts, General4--
Category total4--
Grand total3661043
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 58
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,201
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,881
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,924
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 0%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined2321
Basketball2017
Football86
Softball15
Tennis76
Volleyball10
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1951 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1968 - 10/4/2012Terminated
Didactic Program in Dietetics(!)10/13/2014 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession013
Drug law violations315
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession012
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape012
Fondling010
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault023
Burglary111
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape012
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault001
Burglary111
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 Year201420132012
Default rate15.9%16.6%20.2%
Number in default224260284
Number in repayment1,4031,5571,402
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)