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Study at Augusta State University

Augusta State University, also referred to as ASU, is a co-educational, public university located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. It was established on January 27, 1785, as the Academy of Richmond County. It was renamed to Junior College of Augusta in 1925. In 1957, the junior college separated from the academy and was shifted to its present location on Walton Way. In 1958, the College was renamed to Augusta College and became part of the University System of Georgia. In 1996, it was finally raised to university status and renamed to Augusta State University. It grants admission to approximately 5, 500 students annually.

Academic departments at Augusta State University include the following:

  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • History, Anthropology and Philosophy
  • Languages, Literature, and Communications
  • Military Science
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
The University's sports teams are called the ASU Jaguars. The mascot of the University is the Jaguar. The University sponsors volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, and golf. It also has a full-time cheerleading squad.

Profile of Augusta State University

The main campus of Augusta State is in Augusta, GA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. Augusta State offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching.

Augusta State Selectivity

Augusta State does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 52% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 430 to 530. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 430 or more. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


Augusta State offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 6, 588 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers. Student athletes at the school belong to the Peach Belt Conference for major sports.

Augusta State Tuition and Affordability

Augusta State offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

Augusta State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching332educational administration, elementary school teaching, education, middle school teaching, special ed, school Counselling, mental retardation education, physical education teaching, . . .
Business and Management187business management, marketing, accounting, finance, MIS
Liberal Arts109sociology, English, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling64psychology
Media42communication studies
Science40biology, physics, chemistry
Family and Social Work32social work, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and safety
Photography and Commercial Art13multimedia
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Music6music, music performance

Contact: Augusta State

Augusta State University

2500 Walton Way

Augusta, GA 30904-2200

General Phone: (706) 737-1400


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