Paine College

1235 15th St, Augusta, GA

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Paine College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Augusta, GA. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The United Methodist affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, around 930 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to faculty.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Paine College offers:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 14 to 18 on the ACT or 1020 to 1310 on the SAT are required to increase the chance of admission. This school has an admissions rate of 69 percent of which only 14 percent chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $14,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $3,000 annually. Some students at Paine College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Paine College is the "Lions", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track and Field, Outdoor (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Paine College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Paine College has a total student population of about 560. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 24% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $13,000-$15,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $530-$630 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$6,322
Receiving Student Loans84%$7,851

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Paine College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Paine College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 21%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years4%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Paine College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Paine College for official up-to-date information.

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