Augusta State University

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.

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Contacting Augusta State

Augusta State University
2500 Walton Way
Augusta , GA 30904-2200
General Phone: (706) 737-1400

Augusta State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching421education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, English teaching, ...
Business and Management157business management, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts120French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling52psychology
Science52biology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work38public administration, social work
Media30communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Photography and Commercial Art9multimedia
Mathematics9mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Music6music, music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Augusta State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree57228
Master's degree24514
Post-master's certificate972
Associate's degree713

Augusta State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Augusta State had a total enrollment of 6,588 students (5,501 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 27%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 21%
22-24 20%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

Augusta State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 48 %

Augusta State Room and Board (2007)

Augusta State offers campus housing for 368 of its 5,501 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Augusta, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Augusta State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440530
SAT Math450540
SAT Writing430530
ACT Verbal1721
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Augusta State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,644
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,396
Room and board $ 9,750
Room charge $ 5,150
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,180

Financial Aid:
Augusta State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 155200)

Augusta State Faculty

Augusta State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3730
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1339

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$79,263

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$76,33118$74,918
Associate professoracademic year26$62,72524$56,733
Assistant professoracademic year42$54,47245$52,944
Instructoracademic year7$39,29623$38,493
Lectureracademic year3$40,5468$45,667
All faculty totalacademic year115$62,084118$53,757

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Augusta State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Peach Belt Conference
Baseball Peach Belt Conference
Track Peach Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184462

Augusta State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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