Paine College

Paine College

Paine College's 57-acre campus is located in Augusta, Georgia. It was founded by Methodists as the Paine Institute in 1882. It was built to serve the African-American community's educational and spiritual needs.

Paine College is a private institution designed to provide students a liberal arts education. It offers degrees in arts, science, business administration, and education. The athletic teams at Paine College are known as the Lions. Zeta Phi Beta and Kappa Alpha Psi are some of the Greek organizations available to students at Paine College.

Some of the notable alumni of Paine College include Alumni Shirley McBay, the first African-American Dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mack Gipson, former NASA consultant and the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. in Geology, Michael Thurmond, Attorney and first African-American elected as the Georgia Labor Commissioner, and Lucius Pitts, the First African-American president of Paine College).

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Contacting Paine College

Paine College
1235 15th St
Augusta , GA 30901-3182
General Phone: (706) 821-8200

Paine College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling20psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology
Business and Management17business, business management, accounting, international business, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts15English, sociology, history
Media13journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations
Education and Teaching11elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, biology teaching, history teaching
Science10biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement9criminology
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Mathematics1mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Music0music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Paine College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10032

Paine College Student Body

Paine College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Paine College had a total enrollment of 917 students (871 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Black 96%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 48%
20-21 24%
22-24 15%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

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

South Carolina6%
New York2%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%

Paine College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

Paine College Room and Board (2007)

Paine College offers campus housing for 549 of its 871 (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 offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Paine College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal350460
SAT Math330420
SAT Writing350430
ACT Verbal1216
ACT Math1517
ACT Composite1417

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT70%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT47%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Paine College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,224
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,224
Room and board $ 5,476
Room charge $ 2,458
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,018
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,020

Financial Aid:
Paine College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 158700)

Paine College Faculty

Paine College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year4$56,7171*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$56,7172*

*: 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 year5$46,1352*
Associate professoracademic year7$45,5443$47,293
Assistant professoracademic year21$40,16818$38,838
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year35$41,70525$40,857

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

Paine College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports066

Paine College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations/Image Management

Music Performance, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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Paine College Highlights

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What Sets Paine College Apart:

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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 8%Paine College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 9%Paine College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 11%Paine College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Paine College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in science
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Top 14%Paine College % of degrees in science
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Paine College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Paine College Number of students
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 17%Paine College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 18%Paine College % students on athletic fin. aid
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Paine College Female % of student body

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