Paine College is a private, historically black, coeducational college located Augusta, Georgia. Established in 1883 as Paine Institute by the leaders of the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the stated mission of the college was “to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility and personal development.” Paine Institute was renamed Paine College in 1903.

Paine College is primarily an undergraduate college and, as such, only offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The various majors it offers include Business Administration, Accounting, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, General Education, Secondary Education in Math, English, Biology and History Education, English, Mass Communications, Philosophy and Religion, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, History and Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Economics.

Paine College is divided into five academic divisions; namely, Business Administration, Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 is US$17,542 for fulltime students living on campus. This includes tuition of US$10,896, fees of US$898, room rental of US$2,580 and board cost of US$3,168. For fulltime students living off campus, the cost of attendance is US$11,794 using the same breakdown but minus the charges for room and board. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.

On-campus housing is available for registered students. There are seven residence halls to choose from – four residence halls for women and three residence halls for men.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Paine College.