Fort Valley State University: Statistics

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#3440 of 14,131 In the World
#1002 of 2,597 In North America
#933 of 2,496 In the United States
#26 of 63 In Georgia
#585 of 1,002 For Animal Science

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Acceptance rate
72%
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,794
Graduates
285
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
www.fvsu.edu

Fort Valley State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 84% 67%
Applicants 5,693 1,822 3,870
Admissions 4,117 1,523 2,594
Freshmen enrolled full time 881 332 549
Freshmen enrolled part time 121 54 67

1,155 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 2861 (93%)
White 67 (2%)
Two or more races 67 (2%)
Hispanic 56 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 11 (0.4%)
Asian 8 (0.3%)
Nonresident Alien 6 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,973
Students receiving aid
100%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,064$4,344
Tuition in-state $4,064$4,344
Tuition out-of-state $14,786$16,128
Fee in-district $1,768$1,708
Fee in-state $1,768$1,708
Fee out-of-state $1,768$1,708

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,400
Combined charge for room and board $8,372
Room charge $4,722
Meal charge $3,650

Fort Valley State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 54
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 45
Psychology, General 37
Environmental Health 32
Mass Communication & Media Studies 28
Business Administration and Management, General 25
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 22
Social Work 20
Veterinary & Animal Health Technology & Technician and Veterinary Assistant 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 14
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 14
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 13
Agricultural Economics 12
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 12
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 11
Chemistry, General 8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 5 3
Political Science and Government, General 8
Horticultural Science 7
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 3 4
Mathematics, General 7
Animal Sciences, General 4 2
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 6
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 5
Organizational Leadership 4
Visual and Performing Arts, General 3
Engineering & Engineering-Related Technologies & Technicians, Other 2
Accounting 1
Biotechnology 1
Grand Total 362 83
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 43% 34% 52%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 20%

Publications & Citations

Publications
509
Citations
13,154

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
295 / 10,055
Chemistry
105 / 3,299
Medicine
100 / 3,454
Environmental Science
88 / 3,697
Animal Science
71 / 2,119
Agricultural Science
69 / 3,471
Engineering
68 / 1,439
Nutrition and Food Science
59 / 2,742
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
46 / 824
Computer Science
39 / 414
Veterinary
38 / 2,677
Botany
33 / 857
Physics
32 / 523
Materials Science
31 / 508
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
26 / 305
Horticulture
26 / 798
Demography
22 / 650
Biotechnology
20 / 823
Psychology
15 / 140
Business
14 / 73
Economics
14 / 23
Mathematics
10 / 204
Biochemistry
10 / 38
Zoology
10 / 211
Toxicology
9 / 139
Geography and Cartography
9 / 39
Gerontology
8 / 103
Anatomy and Physiology
8 / 68
Renewable Energy Engineering
8 / 134
Forestry
8 / 45
Sociology
8 / 52
Public Health
7 / 133
Genetics
7 / 67
Urology
6 / 46
Computer Vision
6 / 11
Art & Design
6 / 14
Agricultural Economics
6 / 6
Molecular Biology
6 / 73
Immunology
6 / 65
Ecology
5 / 171

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1998 11 3
1999 6 10
2000 11 51
2001 12 55
2002 12 79
2003 12 149
2004 18 152
2005 22 268
2006 20 330
2007 31 401
2008 13 484
2009 32 598
2010 28 695
2011 29 735
2012 29 918
2013 36 934
2014 29 1009
2015 27 964
2016 35 1049
2017 40 1033
2018 46 923
2019 48 1013
2020 38 1389
2021 49 1460

Notable alumni

  1. Ricardo Lockette

    Ricardo Lockette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Ricardo Quantaye Lockette is a former professional American football wide receiver who played in parts of four seasons for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Born in Albany, Georgia, Lockette played college football at Fort Valley State University and was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

  2. Shirley Sherrod

    Shirley Sherrod
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Shirley Sherrod is a former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. On July 19, 2010, she became a subject of controversy when parts of a speech she gave were publicized by Breitbart News, and she was forced to resign. However, upon review of the complete unedited video in context, the NAACP, White House officials, and Tom Vilsack, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, apologized for the firing and Sherrod was offered a new position.

  3. Howard Nathaniel Lee

    Howard Nathaniel Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Howard Nathaniel Lee is an American politician who served as Mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from 1969 to 1975. He was the first African-American mayor elected in Chapel Hill, and the first African American to be elected mayor of any majority-white city in the South.

  4. Calvin Smyre

    Calvin Smyre
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Calvin Smyre is an American politician serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives for the 135th district. Elected in 1974, he is the longest-serving member of the Georgia Legislature.

  5. Catherine Hardy Lavender

    Catherine Hardy Lavender
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2017 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    sprinter
    Biography

    Catherine Hardy Lavender was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 100-meter dash. She won an Olympic gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1952 Olympic Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland. Later Hardy married, had children, and a 30-year teaching career in Atlanta schools.

  6. Walt Gilmore

    Walt Gilmore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Walt Gilmore is a retired forward who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in the second round of the 1970 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and would play one season with the team.

  7. Robert Jones

    Robert Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2010 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert B. Jones was an American politician from the state of Michigan. He served four consecutive terms as the Mayor of Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2005. A Democrat, he was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008, representing the 60th District in Kalamazoo County, which includes the City of Kalamazoo, Cooper Township and part of Kalamazoo Township. He was the Democratic nominee for the Michigan Senate's 20th district in the November 2, 2010 election, until his death just 16 days before.

General info

Alternative names FVSU
Founded 1895
Motto Be Bold. Be Amazing. Be Prepared.
Colors royal blue, gold
Academic Calendar September to June
Total FTE staff 561
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley, Georgia, 31030-4313
United States
City population 9,000
Phone 4788256211
Fax +1 (478) 825 6057

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