From ladies to ladies and gentlemen


South Georgia State Normal College is founded. Funds are not appropriated until 1911. Classes begin in 1913.


The school becomes a four-year college, and the legislature changes the name to Georgia State Womans College (GSWC).


The Board of Regents declares GSWC is to become a coeducational institution and be renamed Valdosta State College.


The college becomes Valdosta State University (VSU), the second Regional University in the University System of Georgia.


Academic Excellence

At VSU, undergraduate and graduate students alike actively engage in scholarly activities with faculty members, providing opportunities for students to conduct research directly related to their selected discipline.


VSU offers nearly 200 academic programs leading to associate, bachelor, master, specialist, and doctoral degrees as well as options to add a certification, minor, endorsement, or certificate to that degree.


NCAA Division II, 12 intercollegiate sports teams plus national championship cheerleading and dance teams, 8 national championships, 51 Gulf South Conference championships

Student Life

More than 200 on-campus organizations plus 19 active Greek chapters, Full-service Recreation Center, Climbing wall, zipline challenge course, outdoor trips, and tons more

Meet the President

Dr. Richard A. Carvajal

Dr. Richard A. Carvajal is the 10th president of Valdosta State University, assuming his post on January 1, 2017. Carvajal holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina, and he is a believer in the transformative power of higher education. You can often find him cheering on our student-athletes at a sporting event on campus.

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Study on Campus or Abroad
From associate to doctoral degrees to a certification, minor, or endorsement, VSU is committed to providing students with real-world learning opportunities. Hands-on projects include year-long study abroad or exchange programs overseas.
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Life as a Student
Whether you'd rather spend your time in the pool or playing pool, kayaking local springs and rivers or leading others in service, there are endless opportunities to connect with fellow Blazers. And if you can't find something in our 200+ student organizations and activities, you can start your own!
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We know that college is so much more than four years of hard work in the classroom and fun outside class. You're looking for a degree that will get you places, and VSU has more than 115 years of providing just that.