Albany State University

Albany State University (ASU) is a member of the University System of Georgia and a four-year institution that proudly holds the title of the largest public HBCU in the state. Its core objective is to improve the quality of life for its community and region by offering a wide array of academic programs. These programs encompass certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. These are readily accessible not only at ASU's two primary campuses situated in Albany, but also at the strategically positioned Cordele Center, Cairo Site, and a robust online learning platform.

Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society, where knowledge and technology create opportunities for personal and professional success. ASU respects and builds on the historical roots of its institutional predecessors with its commitment to access and a strong liberal arts heritage that respects diversity in all its forms and gives all students the foundation they need to succeed.

Through creative scholarship, research, and public service, the University’s faculty, staff, students, and administrators form strategic alliances internally and externally to promote community and economic development, resulting in an improved quality of life for the citizens of southwest Georgia and beyond.

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.

  • ASU is home to a diverse student body of over 6,500 individuals from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, and various other states across the United States, as well as several foreign countries. This student population comprises traditional, non-traditional, and online learning students.
  • ASU has three colleges, namely the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, Education, & Professional Studies, and the Darton College of Health Professions, which together offer an array of more than 35 undergraduate certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs.
  • ASU’s Graduate School offers more than 10 graduate degree programs designed to enhance individuals knowledge in their current field or to prepare them for a new career.
  • ASU provides over 20 online programs, supported by ASURams Global and facilitated by the Distance Learning Department, covering a spectrum from certificates to associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees.


Albany State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and education specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany State University.

The purpose of publishing the Commission’s access and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to ask questions about the accreditation process, (2) to learn about the accreditation of ASU, and (3) to file a complaint against ASU for alleged non-compliance with a SACSCOC standard or requirement.

Questions related to ASU admissions, financial aid, educational programs, catalogs, publications, or websites as well as the policies and practices of ASU should be directed to the university and not to the Commission on Colleges.

Numerous academic programs have also attained accreditation from or membership in national professional organizations.

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