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).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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