About Athens State

At Athens State, Your Success Is Our Success.

Why Athens State Is Different

Too often, traditional universities fail to account for the needs of nontraditional, first-generation, and marginalized students. At Athens State University, we’re working to fix this.

We understand that students exist beyond the classroom and can face immense hardships, such as unemployment, food insecurity, or homelessness. That’s why we’re dedicated to truly supporting students in and out of the classroom. And we’re focused on helping them build the confidence and skills they need to create meaningful change in their lives through a promising business career.

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Athens State at a Glance

Athens State offers a variety of online programs, and all of our degrees are specifically tailored to employers’ needs, ensuring our graduates are ready to make an immediate impact in the workforce. Plus, whether you earn a master’s or bachelor’s degree, Athens State will position you for immense financial growth. On average, Alabama workers with an associate degree earn a midcareer annual salary of $44,000, but with a bachelor’s degree, they may see an increase of up to $16,000 — and up to $27,700 with a master’s degree (according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass). With online tuition rates as low as $241 per credit hour*, we offer some of the most affordable degrees in the Southeast.

*does not include additional service fees

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Career-Focused Degrees

Our degrees are specifically designed to meet employers’ needs.

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Support for Students’ Needs

We‘ve cultivated an environment that welcomes students of all kinds, wherever they are in their lives, and gives them the support they need.

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Preparation for Success

83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

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