Location & Contact Information

1235 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182
Main Phone: (706) 821-8200
Main Contact: Joseph Tinsley

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Paine College

     Paine College is a beautiful 57-acre campus located in the heart of Augusta, Georgia. At Paine College, we are blessed with access to important cultural and economic centers. The campus is located one hour away from Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, and it is an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, the capital of Georgia.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 925
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $12502
Out of State Tuition: $12502
Room & Board: $6093
Applications Due: August 1st ($25)
Conference: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)
Mascot: Lion
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 36%
Percent Women: 64%

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Majors Offered

Department of Business Administration
- Accounting
- International business
- Management
- Management information systems
- Marketing
- Business Administration

Department of Humanities

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology
-Biology Pre-Professional

Department of Social Sciences
- Sociology

Department of Media Studies
-Media Studies
- Mass Communications

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Dance, Fraternities, Pep Band, Sororities, Television Station
College History
     Paine College was founded in 1882 as the result of an unusual collaboration between Black and White Methodists who believed in church-related education as a means of advancement for a newly freed and underserved people. Leaders such as Bishop Lucius Holsey of the Colored (now Christian) Methodist Episcopal Church and Atticus Haygood, a Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church South (now United Methodist) worked to establish The Paine Institute to train preachers and teachers to educate the newly freed men and women. In January 1884, classes began in rented quarters at 10th and Broad Streets in Augusta, Georgia. In 1903 Paine Institute was recharted as The Paine College.
     The College's Tradition of Excellence continues today through present-day students who are forging their way in an ever-changing, fast-paced global community. In an effort to meet the challenge, students engage in an array of activities, including international studies, leadership training, and scholarly activities.
     Supported by the United Methodist Church, Paine College is a Historically Black, private, church-related, four-year, co-educational college which, through its residential, commuter, and off-site units, strives to develop self-sufficient and productive citizens, committed to intellectual pursuits and aesthetic appreciation in a global society. Since its founding in 1882, Paine College has continued to prepare students for leadership in the local, national, and international communities.
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News and Upcoming Events at Paine College

The Democratic “Forward Together” Mobilizing Tour to Visit Paine College
AUGUSTA, GA – On Monday, October 17, Paine College will welcome the DNC “Forward Together” Tour bus at 2 pm as it continues to cross the country worki ...
Accrediting Commission Grants Extension to Paine College to Make Appeal
Dr. Samuel Sullivan, President of Paine College, announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) gr ...
The United Methodist Church Reaffirms Commitment to Support Paine College -- Donates $250,000 Gift
The United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education and Ministry reaffirmed its commitment to support Paine College during a press conference h ...
Paine College offers FREE Summer Chemistry Course for Middle and High School Students
(AUGUSTA, GA)-- Dr. Sardar Yousufzai, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Environmental Sciences will offer a free six-week chemistry course f ...
Paine College to Host the Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference On The Harlem Renaissance
The Department of Humanities at Paine College requests proposals for the 21st Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on t ...
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