Fort Valley State University

Graduates: 323
Undergraduates: 2833
Graduates: 323
Setting: Medium four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $4,624.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,826.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.792
SAT / ACT / GPA: / / 2.8
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 42:58
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 32%

The mission of Fort Valley State University is to advance the cause of education with emphasis upon fulfilling commitments that our community members have undertaken collectively. As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Fort Valley State University naturally embraces the principles articulated by the Core Mission Statement for State Universities as approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The university's primary commitments include, among others, enhancement of teacher training programs grounded upon a liberal arts foundation, as reflective of over 110 years of experience and tradition. Additionally, the university recognizes with great pride and desires to further its responsibilities as Georgia's only 1890 Yes by offering programming excellence in agriculture, agribusiness, family and consumer sciences, extension, technology and military science and leadership, as well as to further its traditions of excellence in programs in the liberal arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences.


Fort Valley State University is a historically black university located in Fort Valley, Georgia. It is also a unit of the University System of Georgia and a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

The mission of intercollegiate athletics at Fort Valley State University is to provide experiences for scholar athletes that will advance the University's general mission. We seek to provide diversified and challenging programs to meet educational needs resulting from societal changes and to provide learning and living environments that enable our graduates to become innovative and critical thinkers, problem solvers, and responsible citizens. The committment to academic success of scholar athletes at FVSU is reflected in achieving expectations that exceed those of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the reinforcement of these expectations through a rigorous program of academic monitoring that includes counseling, supervised study halls, progress reports and communication with parents and guardians. The mission of Fort Valley State University's intercollegiate athletic programs reflects the committment of the University, as an 1890 land-grant institution, Atueyi Graduating to excellence in public service, continuing education, and technical assistance and to developing activities in these areas such as sports clinics, coaching seminars, best practices in sports medicine and Special Olympics that are responsive to the needs of the Middle Georgia Region and the State of Georgia. The mission of intercollegiate athletic programs is further aligned with the University's commitment to the enhancement of opportunities for the intellectual, personal and professional development of under served populations. Fort Valley State University's athletic programs provide scholarships to many students who are the first members of their families to attend college; help to facilitate well rounded personal and social development through structured attendance at lectures, convocations, concerts, assemblies and exhibitions. Student athletes are encouraged to utilize community rescources that provide spiritual and emotional support. They also receive preparation for professional life through enforced codes of conduct and standards of dress designed to promote an understanding of socially appropriate attire consistent with their responsibilites as University representatives.

Fort Valley State University (formerly Fort Valley State College) began with the 1939 consolidation of the Fort Valley High and Industrial School (chartered in 1895) and the State Teachers and Agricultural College of Forsyth (founded in 1902).[3] The Fort Valley High and Industrial School, previously affiliated with the American Church Institute of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was transferred to state control and operation. Under the agreement, the work formerly carried on at the State Teachers and Agricultural College was consolidated with the work at Fort Valley High and Industrial School to form the Fort Valley State College. In 1947 the state Board of Regents adopted a resolution moving the Land-Grant designation from Savannah State College to Fort Valley State College. In response to the Regents� resolution, in 1949 the Georgia General Assembly officially designated The Fort Valley State College as the Land-Grant College for Negroes in Georgia. (Public education was segregated.) In 1957, the college received full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and was one of the first of the HBCUs admitted.The college was accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (1971) and the American Association of Veterinary Medicine (1979). The school became Fort Valley State University, a State and Land-Grant University, in June 1996.

1,365 Acres (5.52 Km2)


Eddie Anderson 1986 former NFL Safety for the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders Lonnie Bartley 1983 Current head women's basketball coach at FVSU. He has a record of 594 - 204 (74% winning percentage) all at FVSU. He has won 10 SIAC Tournament Championships and took his team to the NCAA Tournament 18 times. John W. Blassingame 1960 Professor and Chair of African Studies at Yale University for 29 years. Alvin J. Copeland Athletic Director and Girls High School Basketball Coach at Northeast Health Science Magnet High School in Macon, GA where he has won over 800 games and 5 State Championships. Tommy Dortch 1972 Former president of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Nick Harper 2001 former NFL cornerback for the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts Samuel D. Jolly, Jr. 1962 14th President of Morris Brown College Marquette King 2012 NFL Punter for the Oakland Raiders Genevieve Madeline Knight 1961 Educator; 1987 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award for Mathematics and Mentoring of Minority Youth from the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ricardo Lockette NFL Wide Receiver for Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers Greg Lloyd 1987 Former NFL Pro Bowl player for the Pittsburgh Steelers L.J. "Stan" Lomax 1962 Head football coach at Fort Valley State 1963 - 1978. He spent 15 years at the Wildcat helm, amassing an 86-33-7 record with 4 conference championships. Led FVSU to first national television game against Fisk University on ABC in 1972. Inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Tyrone Poole 1995 1st Round Pick by Carolina Panthers. Earned 2 Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots as starter on the 2003 and 2004 teams Peppi Zellner Former NFL Player Derrick Wimbush Former NFL Player Charles Robinson, Jr. 1970 President and CEO of Sadie G. Mays Health and Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta; The first African American to become certified by the American College of Healthcare Administrators Calvin Smyre 1970 Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1974 as its youngest member at 26 years of age. Current Executive Vice President of $34 Billion Financial Corporation (Synovus Foundation). Peyton Williams, Jr. 1964 Highest-ranking African American official in the US Department of Education for 25 years Rayfield Wright 1967 NFL Hall of Fame inductee


Chief_administrator: Ivelaw Griffith (President)
Fax: 4788256249
Phone: 4788256211
Geographic region: Southeast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
Website: www.fvsu.edu
Financial aid office website: www.fvsu.edu/financial_aid
Net price calculator web address: www.fvsu.edu/financial_aid/net_price_calculators
Online application website: www.fvsu.edu/admissions/apply_online
Admission office website: www.fvsu.edu/admissions
Undergraduate application fee: $40.00
Graduate application fee: $20.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No