Athens State University
Athens State University, offering coursework at the junior and senior level, is the baccalaureate degree granting institutionof the Alabama College System. Governed under the authority of the Alabama State Board of Education, and in conjunction withthe other institutions of the Alabama College System, Athens State University provides affordable education in an environmentwhich recognizes diversity and nurtures the discovery and application of knowledge. Located in northern Alabama, Athens StateUniversity acknowledges a commitment to primarily serve transfer students of the Alabama College System as well as studentsfrom other accredited institutions of higher education. The University prepares students for professional careers, graduateschool, lifelong learning, and enrichment. The University, through quality teaching, individual attention, and a variedcourse delivery system, assists students in the timely achievement of their professional and career goals. In addition,Athens State University offers programs of continuing education and community services that provide a variety of cultural andprofessional opportunities.
Athens State University
|County||Limestone County, AL|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--General|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|130 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,415 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,542 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,873 students||137 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||2%||1%|
|% Two or more races||1%||2%|
- Athens State University is the oldest institution of higher education in Alabama 's state educationalsystem. The Institution was founded in 1822 by local citizens who purchased five acres of land, erected a building, and beganAthens Female Academy. Ownership of the school was transferred in 1842 to the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church .With the birth of the North Alabama Conference of the Methodist Church in 1870, the Institution came under the jurisdictionof that body.
- The University offers degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education.The College of Business is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and theCollege of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Athens State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association ofColleges and Schools. The institution awards the baccalaureate degree.