About ASU – On November 10, 2015, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted unanimously to begin the process of consolidating Albany State University and Darton State College. The new Albany State University unifies the distinction, values, and missions of the two institutions. To lead the two institutions through the complex process of consolidating, the USG appointed Dr. Arthur N. Dunning as the ninth president of Albany State University and Dr. Richard Carvajal as the interim president of Darton State College.  

The new Albany State University continues a combined legacy of more than 100 years of providing leadership in southwest Georgia in access to education, academic excellence, social change, and economic impact. 

  • Top ranked Georgia College for Nursing – Ranks among the five best Georgia colleges offering nurse practitioner programs, according to NurseJournal.org. The ASU nursing department is also listed as a top choice for the website’s 2015 ranking of America’s Best Nursing Schools and Colleges.
  • Listed as ‘Top School’ for Military and Veteran Education – Designated a ‘Top School’ in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, a publication that measures best practices in military and veteran education.
  • Three Program Ranked by Affordable College Online – Recognized as one of the Top 50 online Accelerated Nursing Timeline program; No. 2 for an online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education; and No. 9 national for an online Master of Criminal Justice.
  • Ranked Among the ‘Top 30 Most Affordable graduate Accounting Programs’ – Recognized as the No. 2 most affordable graduate accounting program with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business designation, according to Accounting Degree Review’s 2016 list.
  • Spotlighted for Forensic Science Program – Boasts the only Georgia college or university Forensic Science degree program accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

By the Numbers

  • 13 certificate programs
  • 14 associate degree programs
  • 28 undergraduate degree programs
  • 12 graduate degree programs
  • 5 Schools: College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Technology and Darton College of Health Professions
  • 79% student living on campus
  • 11NCAA Division II Teams

Signature Programs:

  • Forensic Science – Boasts the only Georgia college or university Forensic Science degree program accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
  • Nursing – The Nursing program at Albany State ranks among ‘America’s Best Nursing Schools and Colleges,’ according to NurseJournal.org.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management – ASU now offers Bachelor degrees and a Master of Business Administration concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Classes toward a Bachelor of Science degree are also available at the Albany State University Cordele Center.
  • Fire Services Administration – An articulation agreement between Albany State University and the Technical College System of Georgia allows fire science graduates from two-year institutions to seamlessly transfer credits between designated schools.

Our Students Intern with Valuable Organizations:

  • American Red Cross
  • CINTAS
  • City of Albany
  • Dougherty County School System
  • GEICO
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • Phoebe Putney memorial Hospital
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Organizations and Systems that employ our students:

  • Albany Police Department
  • Albany State University
  • CINTAS
  • City of Albany
  • City of Atlanta
  • Dougherty County Division of Family and Children Services
  • Dougherty County School System
  • GEICO
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Gwinnett County School System
  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • United Parcel Service
  • University System of Georgia
  • Waffle House, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

International partner Universities

  • Albany State University has six partner universities in five countries
    • Xiamen University (China)
    • University of West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)
    • Cape Coast University (Ghana)
    • Galen University (Belize)
    • Sacred heart University (Belize)
    • National Open University of Nigeria (Nigeria)