Albany State University (ASU), a four-year institution, fosters the growth and development of Southwest Georgia and the state through teaching/learning, research, creative expression and public service. The University offers baccalaureate, master's and educational specialist degrees and specialized educational programs. Through its teaching, research and service, and collaboration with other institutions, the University anticipates and responds to the needs of its constituents; and it enhances the quality of life of its publics through advocacy of educational, cultural, artistic and social development in the region.
The University values liberal arts as a foundation for all learning. Student learning encompasses the ideas, values and knowledge of the disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences. Through interdisciplinary instructional delivery, the University promotes independent and collaborative learning.
Both traditional and non-traditional students make up the more than 4,000 students who attend Albany State. They come primarily from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, other states in the U.S., and several foreign countries.
Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs, of which the most popular majors are biology, criminal justice, computer science, middle-grades education, business administration and nursing.
The University offers six advanced degrees: the master of science in criminal justice, master of public administration, master of business administration, master of science in nursing, master of education in 11 majors, and an education specialist degree.
The university also offers the Board of Regents' engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Tech.
ASU had an economic impact of more than $137.7 million during FY 2010.