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Apply By: 1/9/2023
Classes Start: 1/9/2023
About Athens State University Degree Programs
Offering degrees in almost every aspect of academia — from supply chain management and human resources to psychology and religious studies — Athens State University’s transfer-friendly programs give you the opportunity to pursue meaningful careers that will transform your life. Our affordable tuition, flexible formats, and varied program lengths provide a truly accessible education, and our faculty offers unparalleled availability and support to ensure you can reach your fullest potential. Whether you choose to study business or criminal justice, accounting or cybersecurity, you will graduate from Athens State with the skills and confidence to seize a better, more stable future. In fact, the average Alabama worker with an associate degree can expect a midcareer annual salary of $44,000 — but after earning a degree from Athens State, you can see a potential salary increase of up to $16,000 (according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass). You began your degree elsewhere; now finish strong at Athens State.
The Spring 2023 Semester Starts January 9th!
We’re now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 semester!
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“Athens State will give a person a chance. This school makes a difference in lives. Remarkable things happen.”
Social Science 1977
Why Choose Athens?
On average, our bachelor’s graduates have higher employment rates and salaries than those with a bachelor’s degree from any other public institution in Alabama.
Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation, according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass.
Our small class sizes — typically around 18 students — and highly engaged, accessible faculty provide a more personalized learning experience.
About Athens State University
Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of busy students who want to make the most of their existing college credits in a flexible and supportive environment. We exclusively serve transfer students — whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers — and provide them a career-focused education built with input from top employers that prepares them to enter the workforce. Thanks to small class sizes and extensive industry experience, our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.