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.