Valdosta State University Graduate Schools

Valdosta State University (referred to as VSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Valdosta, GA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Valdosta State University is $6,784 for Georgia residents and $18,682 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,797 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,557 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Valdosta State University (referred to as VSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Valdosta, GA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1929 - Current).
VSU Directory Information
School NameValdosta State University (VSU)
Address1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698
Phone229-333-5800
Webhttps://www.valdosta.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php
Financial Infohttps://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Valdosta State University is $6,784 for Georgia residents and $18,682 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,797 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,557 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 93 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 31 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$18,682
$6,784 for Georgia Residents
Student Population2,797
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs93 graduate programs
(31 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Valdosta State University is $6,784 for Georgia residents and $18,682 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $254 for Georgia residents and $915 for out-of-state students.
Valdosta State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)31 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Valdosta State University is $6,784 for Georgia residents and $18,682 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$4,482$2,146$16,146$2,146
2018-2019$4,482$2,146$16,146$2,146
2019-2020$4,572$2,212$16,470$2,212
2020-2021$4,572$2,212$16,470$2,212
2021-2022$4,572$2,212$16,470$2,212
The graduate school tuition & fees of VSU is average compared to public graduate schools in Georgia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Georgia graduate tuition is $19,068 (public) / $15,843 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Valdosta State University$6,784$18,682
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Georgia Graduate Schools$12,525$17,067
Public$7,366$19,068
Private$15,843
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,012 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Valdosta State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 5.12% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,912. Off-campus living costs are increased by 8.51% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,338$5,346$9,036$5,346
2018-2019$8,198$5,512$8,568$5,512
2019-2020$8,272$4,690$8,950$4,690
2020-2021$8,476$4,854$9,296$4,446
2021-2022$8,770$5,242$9,670$5,242
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $254 for Georgia residents and $915 for other students at Valdosta State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$249$897
2018-2019$249$897
2019-2020$254$915
2020-2021$254$915
2021-2022$254$915

Graduate Programs at VSU

Valdosta State University offers 41 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,041 students have completed their study at Valdosta State University.
Offered Degrees at Valdosta State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3013759
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship4342
Doctor's degree - other1113
Post Master's Degree66227
Total41231,041
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Valdosta State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other) program with 63 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Library and Information Science program with 120 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 21 completers.
Valdosta State University offers 41 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,041 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 759 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 13 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 227 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies7-
Education [+] (8 completers) 352 completers-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision26-
Educational/Instructional Technology27-
Special Education and Teaching25-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services13-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching18-
Secondary Education and Teaching13-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching65-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)66-
Foreign Language Teacher Education15-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education43-
Music Teacher Education3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching31-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor7-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 7 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 120 completers$37,900
Library and Information Science120$37,900
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Exercise Physiology5-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Psychology11-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 72 completers-
Public Administration30$42,900
Social Work42$38,800
Social Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Sociology6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Music Performance3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 117 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist74-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling26-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17-
Business [+] (1 completers) 55 completers-
Business Administration and Management32$49,500
Accounting23-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total759
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (3 completers) 36 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction11-
Educational Leadership and Administration21-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist6-
Total42
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services [+] 13 completers-
Public Administration13-
Total13
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 227 completers-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision11-
Educational/Instructional Technology53-
Special Education and Teaching11-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services52-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)63-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching37-
Total227

Graduate Student Population at VSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,797 students enrolled into Valdosta State University graduate schools where it has total 11,557 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 872 full-time and 1,925 part-time graduate students. By gender, 690 male and 2,107 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,7976902,107
Full-time872187685
Part-tme1,9255031,422
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,819 White (65.03%), 669 Black/African American (23.92%), 142 Hispanic (5.08%), 33 Asian (1.18%), and 134 students with other races. 30 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,7976902,107
American Indian/Native American303
Asian331122
Black/African American669136533
Hispanic1424597
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White1,8194551,364
Two More692049
Un-Known301218
Non-resident Alien301119
Valdosta State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,189 graduate students (78.26% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 296 graduate students (10.58% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,797
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,189
Enrolled Some Online Courses296
Not in Online Courses312
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Valdosta State University. 487 students are aged 20 to 24 (17.41% of total students), 298 students are aged above 50 (10.65%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Valdosta State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,7976902,107
Age 20-2131922
Age 22-2445695361
Age 25-29575138437
Age 30-34461113348
Age 35-39403121282
Age 40-49573140433
Age 50-6428670216
Over 641248

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