Valdosta State University: Statistics

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Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
9,570
Graduates
2,734
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Valdosta State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 79%
Applicants 9,887 3,096 6,791
Admissions 7,756 2,379 5,377
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,324 765 1,559
Freshmen enrolled part time 293 107 186

5,667 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,016 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,310 or 50%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Valdosta State University are 990-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
730 or 28%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Valdosta State University are 19-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 5787 (47%)
Black or African American 4670 (38%)
Hispanic 973 (8%)
Two or more races 498 (4%)
Asian 160 (1%)
Nonresident Alien 148 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 34 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 16 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,584
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,371$4,572
Tuition in-state $4,371$4,572
Tuition out-of-state $15,426$16,470
Fee in-district $2,212$2,212
Fee in-state $2,212$2,212
Fee out-of-state $2,212$2,212

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,857
Combined charge for room and board $8,476
Room charge $4,354
Meal charge $4,122

Valdosta State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 110 33
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 45 73 1
Psychology, General 105 12
Organizational Leadership 107
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 90
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 68 19
Library and Information Science 87
Mass Communication & Media Studies 66 8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 70 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 72
Public Administration 57 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 68
Accounting 50 14
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 61 3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 64
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 63
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 48
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 45
Sociology and Anthropology 43
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 42
English Language and Literature, General 27 13
Social Work 40
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 40
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 33
Finance, General 34
Political Science and Government, General 33
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 32
Computer and Information Sciences, General 32
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 19 8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 8 17
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 25
Art & Art Studies, General 24
Information Science & Studies 24
History, General 19 3
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 21
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 18
Educational & Instructional Technology 17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 16
Athletic Training & Trainer 16
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 15
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 15
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other 14
International Business & Trade & Commerce 14
Chemistry, General 12
Geology & Earth Science, General 12
Interior Design 12
Foreign Language Teacher Education 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 11
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 10
Music Performance, General 10
Music, General 10
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 10
Business & Managerial Economics 10
Mathematics, General 9
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 9
Spanish Language and Literature 8
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 7
Curriculum and Instruction 7
Dance, General 6
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 6
French Language and Literature 6
Sociology, General 6
Music Teacher Education 5
Engineering, General 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General 3
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 3
Art Teacher Education 2
Astronomy 2
Physics, General 1
Grand Total 28 1,538 723 41
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 40% 36% 44%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 57%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,766
Citations
30,747

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
701 / 8,770
Psychology
421 / 11,211
Medicine
297 / 4,607
Business
250 / 6,331
Mathematics
195 / 3,245
Computer Science
191 / 2,354
Biology
176 / 3,692
Sociology
174 / 1,940
Environmental Science
173 / 4,479
Education Majors
148 / 2,420
Social Psychology
132 / 5,805
Math Teachers
129 / 2,475
Political Science
125 / 1,051
Art & Design
118 / 620
Economics
110 / 1,171
Engineering
102 / 1,178
Health Science
91 / 1,452
Physics
87 / 1,552
Communications and Public Relations
82 / 1,092
Chemistry
79 / 1,007
Ecology
78 / 2,374
Demography
77 / 1,885
Child Psychology
67 / 2,383
Marketing
49 / 2,881
Geography and Cartography
47 / 1,223
Law
41 / 78
Advertising
35 / 973
Development Studies
34 / 571
Library and Information science
34 / 216
Materials Science
34 / 356
Multimedia
33 / 172
Public Policy / Administration
33 / 441
Gender Studies
32 / 268
Physical Therapy
29 / 584
Management Information Systems
28 / 529
Zoology
27 / 220
Social Work
26 / 440
Human Resource Management
26 / 1,217
Sports / Exercise science
25 / 235
Finance
25 / 322

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 25
1992 18 21
1993 14 37
1994 15 81
1995 19 76
1996 27 125
1997 41 135
1998 34 217
1999 39 210
2000 41 316
2001 57 345
2002 52 599
2003 41 655
2004 52 740
2005 46 863
2006 54 1053
2007 57 1162
2008 64 1266
2009 79 1551
2010 82 1678
2011 97 1922
2012 96 2213
2013 111 2403
2014 129 2601
2015 118 2726
2016 110 2472
2017 98 2398
2018 79 2231
2019 113 2449
2020 100 2915
2021 93 2955

Valdosta State University alumni

  1. Pauley Perrette

    Pauley Perrette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerpoetbloggertelevision actor
    Biography

    Pauley Perrette is an American actress and singer. She played Abby Sciuto in the television series NCIS from 2003 to 2018.

  2. Nancy Grace

    Nancy Grace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyertelevision presenterpodcaster
    Biography

    Nancy Ann Grace is an American legal commentator and television journalist. She hosted Nancy Grace, a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN, from 2005 to 2016, and Court TV's Closing Arguments from 1996 to 2007. She also co-wrote the book Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System. Grace was also the arbiter of Swift Justice with Nancy Grace in the syndicated courtroom reality show's first season.

  3. Ray McKinnon

    Ray McKinnon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm producertelevision actor
    Biography

    Raymond Wilkes McKinnon is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. He is best known for the roles of H.W. Smith in Deadwood (2004) and Lincoln Potter in Sons of Anarchy (2011) and Mayans M.C. (2018-2021), and for his film roles in Bugsy (1991), Apollo 13 (1995), and The Accountant (2001).

  4. Brad Carter

    Brad Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    painterphotographeractortelevision actormusician
    Biography

    David Bradley Carter is an American film and television actor, guitarist, painter, sculptor, and photographer, known for playing Charlie Lange in True Detective and Leland Gruen in Sons of Anarchy.

General info

Alternative names Valdosta State College
VSU
Valdosta State
Founded 1906
Colors red, black
Academic Calendar September to June. Also Summer Session
Total FTE staff 1,124
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, Georgia, 31698
United States
City population 55,000
Phone 2293335800
Fax +1 (229) 333 5482

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