Valdosta State University Profile

Valdosta State University (VSU) is a public university located in the U.S. state of Georgia, and is part of the University System of Georgia. It was founded in 1906 as South Georgia State Normal College.

Undergraduate degrees offered include: Associate of Applied Science, the Associate of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Science in Education, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of General Studies, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, etc. Graduate degrees offered include the Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Music Education, Master of Library and Information Science, etc.

Valdosta State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Some of the programmatic accreditations include:
- The art and music education programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
- The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
- The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program is accredited by the American Library Association.
- The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
- Programs within the Harley Langdale Jr. Langdale College of Business Administration are accredited by AACSB International.

VSU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Ranking Profile:

- Valdosta State University is ranked 69th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (South) by US News & World Report (2011).

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