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Finish Your Degree

It's not how you began your education that matters. It's How You Finish.

We’re here to help you finish your degree.

We believe there is nobility in choosing to complete your education, particularly when you’re managing the pressures and constraints of adult life. After all, it takes courage, and then some, to balance the pursuit of a degree with work and family life. But it takes more than that. It takes a university that gets it. One built for the current world — that empathizes with who you are, appreciates the obstacles you face, and provides the flexibility and affordability essential for success.

Programs in High Demand

A variety of exciting majors, minors, and certificate programs lead to a world of possibilities for Athens State graduates. We offer more than 50 majors and degree options and over 40 minors through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. If you’re unsure of your specific major, we can help you design a program of study that’s right for you.

Individualized Attention and Support

Smaller class sizes mean you’ll enjoy personalized attention and support from faculty who are accomplished and respected in their fields. A wide array of choices, unsurpassed flexibility, and expert instruction distinguish Athens State from other universities.

Finish with the Flexibility You Need

Our course schedules are built to accommodate you on your time, including nights and weekends, in-person, and online. The many flexible online and hybrid learning opportunities are appealing to many of our students and are the hallmark of a modern university.

It's Not How You Start — It's How You Finish!

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  • 50+ Degree programs and options within three Colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education)
  • 80% Athens State bachelor's degree completers who are employed in the State of Alabama within one year after graduation (compared to 55% for other state institutions)
  • 11.3% Athens State alumni from the Class of 2017 earned salaries that were 11.3% higher than the average salary for alumni of other state institutions
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Personalized Support

Earn your degree online or on-campus from an institution with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you get personalized attention and support all along the way.

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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 a transfer 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.

Apply Today

Ready to get started? Apply today and let us help you finish your education.