Brenau University

Brenau University

Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind
If you are a busy, working adult, Brenau offers professionally focused undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certification programs in flexible, convenient formats that meet your goals and fit your schedule. Brenau has a rich history of 135 years, with more than 35 years of experience in delivering programs for adults. As a Brenau student, you can schedule your classes in a format that is convenient to you. Many of our programs can be completed 100% online.

You choose the format. We provide the quality.

On-ground and online modality offerings. Multiple locations at regional sites around Georgia - in Norcross, Fairburn, Augusta, Gainesville – and online. Classes meet one night a week from 6:00 PM -10:00 PM. Accelerated design – Most courses are five weeks for undergraduate programs and six weeks for graduate courses.

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Contacting Brenau

Brenau University
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville , GA 30501-3668
General Phone: (770) 534-6299

Brenau Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management226business, business management, accounting, business communications, human resources, organizational behavior, marketing, fashion merchandising
Education and Teaching222education, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, special education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine86registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39occupational therapy
Design18fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Medical Administration16health care facilities management, health and medical administrative
Liberal Arts16English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international relations, history
Therapy and Counseling16psychology, psychology courses
Drama and Performing Arts15dance, dance courses, drama, stagecraft
Family and Social Work6public administration
Art Studies5arts management
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and administration
Fine Arts4fine arts
Media4mass communication
Law3legal studies
Music1music, music performance
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies, environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Brenau in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree41040
Master's degree27618
Post-master's certificate02
Associate's degree51

Brenau Student Body

In 2016, Brenau had a total enrollment of 2,883 students (1,572 full-time equivalent, 263 Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment, 1311 Graduate enrollment ).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 10%
Women 90%
Full-Time 100%

Attention Status:

Undergraduates Students:

Group Percent
Part-time 37%
Full-time 63%

Graduates Students:

Group Percent
Part-time 45%
Full-time 55%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 32%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
24 and Under 48%
25 and above 52%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina2%
(International Students)2%
North Carolina1%

Brenau Graduation, Retention, and Transfers



Brenau Room and Board (2007)

Brenau offers campus housing for 559 of its 2,218 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Brenau Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math450520

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT81%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Brenau Expenses and Financial Aid (2016)


Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Expense Amount
Grant or scholarship aid $17,979
Federal grants $4,833
Pell grants $4,439
Other federal grants $897
State/local government grant or scholarships $3,116
Institutional grants or scholarships $14,441
Student loan aid $6,454
Federal student loans $5,579
Other student loans $9,014

All Undergraduate Students

Expense Amount
Scholarship aid1 $11,742
Pell grants $3,924
Federal student loans $8,770

Financial Aid:
Brenau participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 155600)

Brenau Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2757

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$75,882

*: 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 year7$53,14713$65,390
Associate professoracademic year7$58,87018$55,483
Assistant professoracademic year11$50,65119$47,085
Instructoracademic year0*3$45,178
All faculty totalacademic year25$53,65153$54,319

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

Brenau Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Track Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports04949

Brenau Degree Programs (2016-2017)

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

  • Bachelor of Business Administration- Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration- General Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration- Human Resource


  • Bachelor of Business Administration- Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Education Online- Early Childhood


  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing- RN to BSN completion
  • Master of Business Administration- General Business
  • Master of Business Administration- Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration- Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Business Administration- Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration- Finance
  • Master of Business Administration- Healthcare Management
  • Master of Business Administration- Human Resource


  • Master of Business Administration- Management
  • Master of Business Administration- Project Management
  • Master of Business Administration- Public Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration- Managerial Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration- Information Assurance
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching- Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching- Special Education
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What Sets Brenau Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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% of degrees in business and management
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 14%Brenau % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 17%Brenau % of degrees in drama and performing arts
Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Brenau Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 20%Brenau % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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