There are many factors when choosing a college and Athens State knows that cost is definitely one of them. Obtaining an affordable education is key, but not at the risk of foregoing academic quality.

An education is an investment, especially with an ever increasing competitive workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Athens State University is ranked number one for its return on investment for any college of its size in Alabama. This places Athens State at the top of the list among Alabama small public colleges with student populations under 5,000.

Athens State’s value has been nationally recognized on a consistent basis. Both Affordable Colleges Online and have ranked Athens State University among the most affordable institutions of higher education in the country. In 2015, Athens State’s Accounting Program was ranked one of the most affordable in the U.S. by