Paine College Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1235 15th Street
City Augusta
State Georgia
Zip 30910
Phone 706-821-8200
Total Enrollment 858
Level of Selectivity Noncompetitive
Location Located in Augusta, Georgia, Paine College is 150 miles from metropolitan Atlanta. It is also close to Columbia, South Carolina. A mass transit system and two airports provide easy access to Atlanta and Columbia from the campus. Two major malls and numerous shopping centers are available to students. The Riverwalk, a new attraction in the city, is a complex of shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots. Augusta is internationally recognized as the host city for the Masterís Golf Tournament. National performers and cultural events take place in the Augusta Richmond County Civic Center and the Bell Auditorium. Public transportation is available to all parts of the city.
History Paine College is a four-year, private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1882 as Paine Institute. The history of Paine began after the Civil War when the black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South formed the Colored (now Christian) Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. Realizing the need to train black ministers and teachers, the CME Church requested the assistance of its mother church. Each church appointed 3 people, who joined together to create Paine College. Paine was chartered in 1883 and offered its first instruction at the postsecondary level in 1891. The first bachelorís degree was awarded in 1885, and the present name Paine College was adopted in 1903. Paine is a historically black college and a United Negro College Fund member school. Its mission is to provide a quality liberal arts education with an emphasis on ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development. The school seeks to emphasize and enhance the black experience as a part of the total education process.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Paine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $7368 Room and board: $1412 (room); $2020 (board) Special fees: $240 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $11,740
In State Tuition 7368
Out of State Tuition 7368
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Alumni Dependent Grant awards dependents of alumni of Paine College $500 per academic year for college costs. The grant is renewable if student maintains a full course load and satisfactory progress. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid. Army ROTC, in cooperation with Augusta College, offers two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend. Students should contact the ROTC Office on campus. An athletic-grant-in-aid is available to students who participate in intercollegiate sports. Students must meet the minimum requirements of Paine and the minimum requirements of NCAA for Division II institutions. Students should contact the Athletic Department.
Financial-Aid Deadline April 15 (priority)
Admission Deadline August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following units: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 social studies, 1 natural science, and 6 electives; an official transcript, a letter of recommendation; and an autobiographical essay. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring). Admission Contact: Director of Enrollment Management, Paine College, 1235 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30910; Telephone: 706-821-8320 or 8319; 800-476-7703 (toll-free); 706-821-8648 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 credit hours and completion of the core requirements to include the following hours: 6 English, 6 mathematics, 6 science, 8 foreign language, 2 physical education, and 1 computer (for business administration and math majors); 2.0 GPA; and weekly chapel attendance.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 858 In-state: 679 Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 218/513 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 39/88 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 842; Caucasian, 9; Hispanic, 2; International, 3
Diversity 14
Student Life Campus Services: Health clinic, personal and psychological counseling, career counseling and placement, student employment, remediation, tutoring, chapel, and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, concerts, band, jazz ensemble, chorale, and dance. Students can get involved in more than 40 student-run organizations or they can join the Paine College Concert Choir. The Baptist Student Union and Methodist Student Union provide religious activities. Weekly assemblies present enriching speakers and lecturers. The Teacher Education Program has been cited by the state of Georgia as being a model and boasts a 100 percent placement record. Students may also become involved with the student publications on campus. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) and NAACP. Greek fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu. Housing Availability: There are 505 housing spaces in six resident halls; freshman-only housing is available. Living off-campus is permitted.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 74 Student-faculty ratio: 11:1 Full-time faculty members: 57 Part-time faculty members: 17
Athletic Program Paine is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), which is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country, and track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Paine College, 1235 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30910; Telephone: 706-821-8376.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: English, English Education, History, History Education, Mass Communication, Music Education, Philosophy and Religion, Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology Bachelor of Science: Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Chemistry, Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education Preprofessional: Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine
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