Students come to Athens State from all walks of life. Some are junior college graduates. Some began their pursuit of a degree and, for whatever reason, paused their education. Some are graduates who are returning to advance their degree. Many are parents. Many more know what it means to work and earn a living. All understand the meaning of value.
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.
We produce more than graduates. We produce seasoned doers, problem solvers, and difference makers — citizens particularly well-equipped for real world challenges employers face. We prepare them to leave Athens State filled with hope and anticipation for a new life, not burdened with heavy debt.
While it’s true no two students take quite the same path to Athens State, each is seeking a relevant education in order to create a bright and confident future on their terms.