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Athens State

Athens, Alabama

 Athens State University is a public, co-educational institution of higher learning offering programs leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree.  The University is unique as an upper-division institution that only offers coursework at the junior/senior and graduate levels. The overriding mission of the institution is to serve the upper-division needs of transfer students and to offer strategic graduate programs.


The University serves a unique student demographic in that almost 60% of students attend on a part-time basis. Most are already employed (90%) and raising families. They are place-bound and over 90% take at least one distance learning course each semester as they balance work, family, and education responsibilities. Athens State provides students the opportunity to further their education and improve their employability skills by offering flexible, relevant program offerings at the most affordable tuition rate in the state.

Last Updated: 2021-12-14

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Athens State University is a unique institution in that it only offers coursework at the junior/senior or graduate level. As the only institution in the state of Alabama offering exclusively upper-division (junior/senior) and graduate Athens State University serves as the destination college for transfer students. All students entering as degree-seeking must have a minimum amount of earned college-level credit with an overall 2.00 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or a degree from a duly accredited college or other institution of higher learning. Athens State University does not award the Passport but rather serves as a receiving institution for Passport earners.

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Program Highlights

 To meet the dynamic needs of students, the University offers a number of programs completely online.  Some of these programs include:

MS, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management

MEd, Career & Technical Education

MA, Religious Studies

BSED, Technical Education: Instructional Design

BS, Health Science – Health Care Administration Option

BS, Accounting

BS, Acquisition & Contract Management

BS, Human Resource Management

Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Rick Barth
Contact for Students: Frank Eskridge

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