Renamed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in September 2015, Augusta University is the home of the Medical College of Georgia. It is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia.
- Founded in 1828, the university includes nine colleges with nearly 10,000 students, 1,000 full-time faculty members and 5,000 staff members. It houses the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school, the state’s sole dental college, an aligned and integrated health system, a growing intercollegiate athletics program and the highly respected Hull College of Business, among other units. With 650 acres of campus and nearly 150 buildings, the university is a $1 billion-plus enterprise with statewide and national reach. The Medical College of Georgia includes a partnership campus in Athens, Ga., and satellite campuses in the Georgia cities of Albany, Rome and Savannah.
- A degree from Augusta University, an institution whose research, patient care and instruction have contributed immeasurably to advances in the state, nation and world, is greatly respected. Graduates speak highly of their Augusta University education, citing factors such as small class sizes, extensive faculty support and in-depth clinical training. Augusta University plays a leading role in incorporating technology into the curriculum. Examples include simulation labs, distance- and Internet-based instruction and customized mobile applications for students and faculty.
- Students are taught by some of the most prestigious scientists and clinicians in the nation. Faculty members not only convey vital information, they also conduct extensive research to optimize wellness and quality of life.
- Augusta University has a strong commitment to research, building on a proud tradition that boasts, among other achievements, the groundwork for such breakthroughs as fertility treatments and beta-blocking drugs for cardiac arrhythmias.
- Augusta University fosters interdisciplinary research collaboration, then uses extensive resources to link laboratory findings to bedside care and biomedical industry. Its Office of Technology Transfer, and Economic Development, for instance, cultivates promising research and transfers breakthroughs to the marketplace and patient bedside.
- The university’s mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.
Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) toward one-year and advanced certificates and degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist's, first professional, and doctoral levels.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or phone at 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Augusta University. All eligible academic programs maintain accreditation by the appropriate specialized accrediting bodies. The purpose of publishing the commission's contact information is to enable interested parties 1) to learn about the accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Augusta University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, etc., should be addressed directly to the Augusta University and not to the commission.
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