Augusta University Fast Facts


INstitution

Founded: On December 20, 1828, by Act of the Georgia General Assembly, seven faculty members founded Augusta University's oldest college, the Medical College of Georgia.

Location: Augusta, Georgia (Richmond County).

Size: 650 acres of campus, approximately 150 buildings in six counties across Georgia.

Governance: Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Enterprise Budget: $1.3 Billion 

University Budget: $757.5 Million (23.6% provided by the state of Georgia)

Enterprise Workforce: 13,959

Total Faculty: 1,661

Total Sponsored Awards (FY 2016): $107.6 Million

Research Awards (FY 2016): $79.6 Million

Living Alumni: 56,000+ 


Academic

COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS:

Augusta University is a public research university and academic medical center composed of nine colleges and schools. In order of founding, they are:

  • Medical College of Georgia, 1828
  • College of Nursing, 1956
  • Katherine Reese Pamplin School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 1963
  • The Graduate School, 1965
  • The Dental College of Georgia, 1965
  • College of Education, 1968
  • College of Allied Health Sciences, 1968
  • James M. Hull College of Business, 1971
STUDENT ENROLLMENT (FALL 2016): 8,532
  • New Freshmen: 788
  • Other Undergraduates: 4,345
  • Graduate: 1,542
  • First Professional: 1,263
  • Medical Residents: 533
  • Dental Residents: 61
STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GENDER (FALL 2016):
  • Female: 5,250 / 61.5%
  • Male: 3,282 / 38.5%
DEGREES CONFERRED (AY 2016): 1,873
  • Bachelor's: 906
  • Master's: 462
  • Specialist: 39
  • Doctorate: 94
  • First Professional: 296
  • Certificate/Other: 76
ACADEMIC OFFERINGS: 135
  • 41 undergraduate programs
  • 34 graduate programs
  • 18 doctoral & professional programs
  • 42 certificates

ATHLETICS

  • Men's golf: NCAA Division I, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
  • Women's golf: NCAA Division I, independent
  • 2 NCAA National Championships (2010, 2011)
  • 11 teams NCAA Division II, Peach Belt Conference
  • Men's basketball: 9 NCAA Tournament appearances, 3 Elite Eights

Administration

  • Brooks A. Keel, PhD, President of Augusta University and Chief Executive Officer of Augusta University Health System
  • Peter F. Buckley, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Integration
  • Gretchen B. Caughman, PhD, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Russell Keen, MEd, Executive Vice President for External Relations & Chief of Staff
  • Karla K. Leeper, PhD, Executive Vice President for Strategic Communications and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Lee Ann Liska, MBA, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs 
  • Chris J. Melcher, JD, Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs & Risk Management/General Counsel
  • Anthony E. Wagner, MEd, Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Business Officer