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IPEDS ID: 138789
OPE ID: 00154600
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Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997
General information:  (912) 344-2806
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,538 (6,612 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Mission Statement
  As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Armstrong Atlantic State University is committed to the following: * Educating students in the liberal arts tradition through quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, health professions and computing and technology; * Providing students with intellectual challenges, professional experiences, and extracurricular activities that prepare them for citizenship, leadership, career success and a lifelong passion for learning; and * Advancing teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors and service to the community by supporting the collaborative initiatives of students, faculty and staff. Approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, April 2005
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2010Full timePart time
Total faculty254174
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Research and public service-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2007-20082008-20092009-20102010-2011% change 2009-2010 to 2010-2011
Tuition and fees$3,246$3,604$4,048$4,51011.4%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,800$6,050$6,150$8,94045.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,730$11,730$11,730$11,7300.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2007-20082008-20092009-20102010-2011% change 2009-2010 to 2010-2011
On Campus$16,829$17,537$18,081$21,33318.0%
Off Campus$23,904$24,362$24,806$25,2681.9%
Off Campus with Family$12,174$12,632$13,076$13,5383.5%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2010-2011
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2008-2009
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid167778%————
Grant or scholarship aid55764%$2,492,695$4,475
Federal grants31336%$881,946$2,818
Pell grants23127%$812,520$3,517
Other federal grants829%$69,426$847
State/local government grant or scholarships39846%$1,578,649$3,966
Institutional grants or scholarships374%$32,100$868
Student loan aid33138%$1,512,240$4,569
Federal student loans33038%$1,400,453$4,244
Other student loans162%$111,787$6,987
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,18051%$12,372,880$3,891
Pell grants1,87430%$6,044,941$3,226
Federal student loans2,87746%$17,407,727$6,051
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price, 2008-2009
Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who received grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
YearAverage net price
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who received Title IV aid by income
IncomeAverage net price
$0 – $30,000$11,971
$30,001 – $48,000$12,673
$48,001 – $75,000$15,826
$75,001 – $110,000$16,178
$110,001 and more$15,815
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Fall 2009
Total enrollment7,538
Undergraduate enrollment6,612
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment739
Graduate enrollment926
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
Black or African American: 22%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 66%
25 and over: 34%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2008.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%
Undergraduate application fee (2010-2011): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2010
Number of applicants3,7341,2272,507
Percent admitted56%59%55%
Percent admitted who enrolled56%62%53%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2010 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading460560
SAT Math440550
SAT Writing440530
ACT Composite1823
ACT English1823
ACT Math1723
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 71%
Part-time students: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Returned in Fall 2009
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2009.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2003
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 34%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 7%
6-year: 25%
8-year: 30%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions 2009-2010
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterCertificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies-3--
Category total-3--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-58--
Category total-58--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--8-
Category total--8-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-94-
Information Science/Studies-19--
Category total-284-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--22-
Art Teacher Education-3--
Curriculum and Instruction--13-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-69--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments-66-
Elementary Education and Teaching--115-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-1921-
Music Teacher Education-3--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-13--
Reading Teacher Education---2
Special Education and Teaching, General-727-
Category total-1202042
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-49--
Category total-49--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-19--
Category total-19--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer--4-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-48--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist21---
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other--20-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-571-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-46--
Physical Therapy/Therapist-20--
Public Health, General--28-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1378-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-22--
Category total2133061-
History, General-344-
Category total-344-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science333--
Category total333--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-1--
Category total-1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-73--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies49---
Category total4973--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-12--
Category total-12--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-9--
Physics, General-1--
Category total-10--
Psychology, General-28--
Category total-28--
Social Sciences
Economics, General-21--
Political Science and Government, General-11--
Category total-32--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-22--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-12--
Music, General-3--
Category total-37--
Grand total738672812
2009-2010 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country8
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1940 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)12/13/1968 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/30/1997 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs1/1/2005 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration1/1/2005 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health6/1/2001 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers1/1/1982 -  Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists4/1/1993 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist4/5/2008 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1984 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1981 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2009 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus200720082009
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations955
Liquor law violations333
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !200720082009
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations812
Liquor law violations112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus200720082009
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault021
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !200720082009
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Default Rates
Fiscal Year200820072006
Default rate4.9%5.9%3.6%
Number in default689168
Number in repayment1,3851,5271,882
Aid Programs
  • Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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