At Athens State University, we offer over 50 high-quality degree programs led by expert faculty, preparing today’s learners to be tomorrow’s leaders in business, education, arts, sciences, and more. We meet life’s changing needs by being flexible, with classes offered online or on-campus.

When you combine the affordability you receive at Athens State – the best in Alabama – with the high-quality instruction, you’ll find that we provide real value!

Are you ready to earn the degree you need, for the career you want, at a price you can afford?

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Why Choose Athens State University?

Personalized Support

Earn an online degree from an institution with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you get personalized attention and support all along the way.

Incredible Value

As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for your investment.

Completion College

As an upper-division institution, your goal is our goal – we focus on helping you finish what you started, advance your career, and meet your personal goals.

Expert Faculty

Learn from the best and brightest – faculty members who know what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in a competitive job market.

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Athens State University provides a quality junior, senior, and advanced-level education that meets the needs of students who want to balance academics, work, and family by offering workforce-ready, low-cost, and flexible degree-completion and graduate programs, unlike other more expensive colleges and universities.

As an upper division university, Athens State is a destination for transfer students and students with more than 36 hours of credit who may have paused their education and are seeking to finish their degree or those who are seeking an advanced degree to further their career. Offering over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options, in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible, and high-quality options for all learners.

Athens State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Classes Begin:
January 11, 2021

Athens State University | Your University. Your Way.

300 N. Beaty Street | Athens, Alabama 35611
(256) 233-8100

Late Registration Ends:
January 18, 2021