From preschools to PhDs, Augusta offers broad and diverse educational opportunities.
Building for the Future Today
With nationally-ranked public magnet schools, Paine College (an HBCU founded in 1882), Augusta University (home of the Medical College of Georgia) and Augusta Tech, there are fewer places packing a pound-for-pound academic punch like Augusta. Public, private and parochial options abound for kids as well as myriad undergrad and post-grad degrees in higher education.
Augusta Technical College
Augusta Technical College is a public, post-secondary institution of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. The school serves technical education needs, supporting economic development in the Central Savannah River Area.
Augusta University, home of the Medical College of Georgia, is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia.
Founded in 1828, the university includes nine colleges and schools with nearly 9,000 students, over 1,000 full-time faculty and nearly 7,000 staff. It houses the nation's ninth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the state's sole dental college, an aligned and integrated health system, a growing intercollegiate athletics program, the highly respected Hull College of Business, the diverse Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, among other units. With a campus of approximately 150 buildings, the university is a $1 billion-plus enterprise with statewide and national reach. The Medical College of Georgia includes a partnership campus in Athens, Ga., and satellite campuses in the Georgia cities of Albany, Rome and Savannah.
Paine 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.
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.