1235 15th St., Augusta; a private, church-affiliated, four-year co-educational college. It was founded in 1882 as a joint effort by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church. The liberal arts curriculum offers 13 majors leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of sciences degree; 821-8200; www.paine.edu.
The Mission of Paine College is to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development. Paine College prepares men and women for positions of leadership and encourages them to serve the African American community, the nation, and the world. Paine College is a private, church-related, four-year, co-educational college which, through its residential, commuter, and off-site units, strives to develop self-sufficient and productive citizens, committed to intellectual pursuits and aesthetic appreciation in a global society.