Albany State University (ASU) is a member institution of the University System of Georgia, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional degree programs.

Albany State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees. The University, through its College of Business, is nationally accredited by and is a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). In addition, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is included as part of the regional institutional accreditation given to Albany State University by the SACS.

Albany State University is also accredited by the following organizations: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National League for Nursing, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and Council on Social Work Education.

Notable ASU alumni include: Gregory Daniels (First African American VP of Nissan North America), James Holmes (First African American Director of the US Census Bureau), Albert Sloan (Twelfth President of Miles College), Big James Henderson (Former powerlifter who competed in the International Powerlifting Federation and won five world bench press titles), etc.

University Rankings:

- Albany State University is ranked 86th in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (South)" by US News & World Report 2011.

- Ranked 59th in Washington Monthly's 2010 master’s universities rankings.

- ASU is recognized as one the nation’s best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It is ranked 26th out of 81 in the USNWR first ranking of undergraduate education at HBCUs (2008). The University shares its 26th ranking with Alabama A&M University, Jackson State University, Delaware State University, Kentucky State University and Stillman College.

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