Augusta State University

Augusta State University

Address : 2500 Walton Way, 30904, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Contact : 706.721.0211  Email :

About Augusta State University, Georgia, USA

Augusta State University was a public university located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. On August 10, 2012, Augusta State merged with Georgia Health Sciences University to form Georgia Regents University, which would later be known as Augusta University.

Augusta State University was founded as the Academy of Richmond County in 1783 as a high school. It opened in 1785 and offered collegiate-level classes from its earliest days, and its classes were overseen by the Georgia state legislature. Graduates were accepted into colleges as sophomores or juniors. Operation of the academy was overseen by a board of trustees until 1909, when control was passed to the Augusta Board of Education. The college-level classes continued to be overseen by a committee of the state legislature. As enrollment increased, land for a new building was purchased. In 1925, prior to completion of the new building, the Junior College of Augusta was established. In 1957, the junior college separated from the academy and moved to its present location on Walton Way.

  • In 1958, the college became a part of the University System of Georgia and its name was formally changed to Augusta College. It remained a two-year college until 1963, when it attained four-year status. A second campus was added on Wrightsboro Road, which now houses athletics, kinesiology & health science, a golf house, and 18-hole golf course.
  • In 1996, Augusta College was renamed Augusta State University, along with name changes mandated for most of the rest of the university system.
  • On August 10, 2012, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the merger of the school by fall 2013 with nearby Georgia Health Sciences University. Ricardo Azziz took the helm of ASU in summer of 2012 in preparation for the oncoming consolidation. The board named the new university Georgia Regents University, which caused considerable local controversy. It also triggered a lawsuit for alleged trademark infringement by Regent University in Virginia, which was settled out of court in June 2013.
  • On September 15, 2015 Georgia Regents University voted and changed the name to "Augusta University". This change came from years of frustration from alumni and decreased fundraising brought in following the name change to GRU. "Augusta University" was one of the top choices during the original name change from Augusta State to GRU.

Courses Offered by Augusta State University

Under Graduate Program

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • omputer Science
  • Dental Hygiene, B.S.
  • Dental Hygiene, B.S. (Degree Completion)
  • Health Information Administration, B.S.
  • Mathematics
  • Math, Secondary Teaching Certification
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology, B.S.R.S.
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology, B.S.R.S. (Degree Completion)
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Science
  •  Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Physics/Mathematics, Secondary Teaching Certification
  • Radiation Therapy, B.S.R.S.
  • Respiratory Therapy, B.S.

MBA Program

Master of Business Administration

  • Business Administration

Graduate Program

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary Biology Education
  • Secondary Chemistry Education
  • Secondary English Education
  • Secondary History Education
  • Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Secondary Physics Education
  • Secondary Political Science Education
  • Special Education

Medical Program

  • Clinical Laboratory Science, M.H.S.

Admission Process at Augusta State University

  • Excited that you are considering applying to Augusta University. As you are probably aware, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents recently made the decision to change our name to Augusta University. Even though our name has changed, the mission of our university has not. In fact, we believe the new name will allow us to accelerate some of the progress we have planned
  • Augusta University, there will undoubtedly be questions about the logistics of the application, financial aid or other processes. It will take us a little time to complete our transition, so when submitting your application and supporting materials online, look for "Augusta University" on external websites. Our staff is committed to working closely with you during this process. Please contact us at 706-737-1632 or with any questions you may have. University will provide regular updates on this website to answer your questions.

Augusta State University Facilities and Infrastructure


Augusta State was organized into six undergraduate colleges: Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, James M. Hull College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Allied Health Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the College of Nursing. Students could earn associate, bachelor, master, and specialist degrees in over 100 programs of study as well as a paralegal certificate and a cooperative doctorate. There was an Honors Program as well as a Cooperative Education program in which students alternated between classroom enrollment and real-life work experience in their field of study. Students also had opportunities for internships and study abroad programs.

  • The James M. Hull College of Business was featured by The Princeton Review in the 2008 edition of, "Best 290 Business Schools."
  • In May 2009 the university hosted the 25th annual National Science Olympiad tournament.


Augusta State's athletic programs competed at the Division II level in the Peach Belt Conference of the NCAA, except for the men's and women's golf programs, both of which were Division I Independents.

The Jaguars' men's golf team won its first national title in 2010, knocking off perennial power Oklahoma State in the championship match at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee. They defended their title in 2011 at Oklahoma State's home course, Karsten Creek, defeating the top-ranked Cowboys in the national semifinals and then Georgia in the final round of match play to reclaim the championship. The Jaguars became the first men's golf team to win consecutive national titles since Houston in 1984–85. They won five Big South Conference championships: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991 under coach Ernie Lanford.


Reese Library

Reese Library, the information center of Augusta State, provided a wide variety of services for students. Thousands of journals, newspaper articles and books were available in electronic full-text through GALILEO, an initiative of the University System of Georgia. In support of student learning and research there was a collection of more than 503,000 print and online books, plus an extensive collection of government publications, special collections and archives of materials relating to Georgia Regents and the greater Augusta area, over 500 print periodicals and more than 30,000 online journal titles.

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