Armstrong Atlantic State University (Armstrong) was founded in 1935 in Savannah, Georgia as Armstrong Junior College. The objective of this institution was to enhance educational opportunities in the area. In 1959, it became part of the University System of Georgia and eventually, in 1964, the Board of Regents approved it to become Armstrong State College. In 1966, the college added professional and graduate programs and became Armstrong Atlantic State University. The nearly 300-acre campus in Savannah is about a 25 minute drive from Tybee Island Beach and about 15 minutes away from the Historic District of Savannah, which features homes from the Revolutionary and Civil War as well as the center of nightlife in the city. The historic Armstrong House, which used to be the home of Armstrong Junior College still stands on-campus. In the city of Savannah, students enjoy local shopping, movie theaters, and restaurants in their downtime. Four apartment-style complexes house about 1,400 students at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Demographics at Armstrong Atlantic State University are as follows:
•Approximately 7,500 students enrolled (6,800 undergraduate and 700 graduate students)
•More than 250 full-time faculty members and 330 staff
•Student to faculty ratio of 19:1
•More than 65 percent of students are female
•Nearly 90 percent of students are from Georgia
•About 2 percent of students come from 68 other countries
•White students make up about 60 percent of the student body while African American students make up a little less than 25 percent.
•Overall graduation rate of 35 percent.
Armstrong Atlantic State University is comprised of five colleges: College of Education, College of Health professions, College of LIberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and the Graduate Studies program. Armstrong Atlantic offers more than 100 academic programs. Pre-professional programs offered include: Pre-Business, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Undergraduate students can enroll in any of the six undergraduate certificate programs and graduate students can enroll in one of the twelve graduate certificate programs. Armstrong Online offers many degree and certificate programs to students as well, which are offered in the following formats: full online courses, partially online courses, and hybrid courses. Students enrolled in online learning are able to study and complete weekly assignments on their own time, but are still required to complete all assignments by their respective due dates. The Regents' Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) through Georgia Southern (GS) offers students a program that begins with an AASU associate degree and is completed through a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at GS. Armstrong is part of the University System of Georgia Armstrong Atlantic State University and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation.
Student activities include more than 80 student-run clubs and organizations as well as frequenting plays, concerts, lectures, and art exhibits on campus. Other common events on campus include: comedy performances, dances, poetry gatherings, and open mic nights. Armstrong Atlantic State University athletic teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference in the following sports: men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s softball, men and women’s golf, men and women’s tennis, and cross country.
First-time freshmen who apply for admission to Armstrong must submit the following items:
•Completed application for admission
•Official high school transcripts or GED scores
•Official SAT/ACT scores (for applicants younger than 24 years old)
•Additional requirements may be necessary for certain programs of study.
Following acceptance, students must register to take the Compass Exam to determine placement and are also encouraged to apply for financial aid. More than 85% of Armstrong students receive financial aid in the form of HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, Pell Grant, SEOG, LEAP, ACG, Stafford Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, and Student Access Loans. Student employment can also be used as a form of financial aid. To apply for aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid using the school code 001546.
The cost of Armstrong Tuition varies depending on graduate level, credit hours, and residency. It is important to note that the eTuition rate for online students is different from the in-state and out of state tuition and fees. Individuals who enroll in online courses only must also pay a mandatory Technology Fee and Board of Regents Special Institutional Fee. A full-time undergraduate Georgia Resident would pay $4,942 per academic year. A full-time out-of-state resident would pay $14,465 per academic year. An in-state graduate student would pay $3,510 per academic year with $1,332 in fees. An out-of-state graduate student would pay $13,014 per academic year with $1,332 in fees. Books and supplies are estimated to cost $1,000 per academic year. The eTuition rate per credit hour is $220 for undergraduates and $270 for graduates. Special programs are subject to having an increased rate.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,727
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