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Academics

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4 College Senior

Academics: I truly enjoy the many study options/areas and always take full advantage of them.

4 College Freshman

Academics: At my school there are a wide variety of academics offered. I believe that VSU offers a great deal of choices.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Nursing courses are the hardest in the school!

4 College Senior

Academics: The academics offered are pretty diverse

3 College Senior

Academics: In some classes the professors seem to forget that we have other classes and gives us a lot of work. However, tutoring is offered the whole semester for any topic. The most popular study areas are my dorm, the library, and computer labs.

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
23:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
489
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
127
Total FT Faculty
489
Faculty with Terminal Degree
77%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,896
Full-Time Retention Rate
67%
Part-Time Retention Rate
38%
Transfer-Out Rate
31%
Graduation Rate
41%
Programs/Majors Offered
66
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 2%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Speech Language Pathology: 2%
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 62 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 60 responses

  • 13% This was my dream school.
  • 60% This was one of my top choices.
  • 27% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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