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Athens State University began as the Athens Female Academy in 1822. The Methodist Church took control of the institution in 1842, changing the name to the Athens Female Institute. In 1931 the name was changed again to Athens College and it became coeducational. In 1974 the state of Alabama took control and the college became known as Athens State College. Later, in 1998, Athens State College became Athens State University.
Athens State is the only two-year upper level university in the state of Alabama. Athens State University, offering coursework at the junior and senior level, is the baccalaureate degree granting institution of the Alabama Community College System. Thirty-three different majors are offered to junior and senior students.
Athens State enrolls more than 2,800 students. It offers 33 different degrees that are taught by an understanding and quality faculty .Whether a person works full or part-time or whether he/she is a full-time student, Athens State offers a course schedule to meet all needs whether it be day, night, weekend or distance courses. Athens State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the College of Education at Athens State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the College of Business , is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Athens State University is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for the training of elementary, secondary, and post secondary school teachers.
English as a Second Language. This course is designed for beginning non-native English speakers. Emphasis will be placed on effective verbal communication using American English.
Out of state tuition rate is $220.00 per semester hour.