Augusta University Fast Facts


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), about 70 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina.

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 2015): $107.6 Million

Research Awards (FY 2015): $53.7 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 2015): 8,333
  • New Freshmen: 775
  • Other Undergraduates: 4,201
  • Graduate: 1,506
  • First Professional: 1,258
  • Medical Residents: 510
  • Dental Residents: 83
STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY GENDER (FALL 2015):
  • Female: 5,054
  • Male: 3,279
DEGREES CONFERRED (AY 2015): 1,946
  • Associate: 7
  • One-Year Certificate: 12
  • Certificate less than 1 year: 10
  • Advanced Certificate: 36
  • Bachelor's: 1,013
  • Master's: 435
  • Education Specialist: 49
  • Doctorate: 85
  • First Professional: 299
ACADEMIC OFFERINGS:
  • 132 total degree programs
  • 41 baccalaureate programs
  • 33 master's programs
  • 18 doctoral & professional programs
  • 40 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
  • Gretchen B. Caughman, PhD, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Peter F. Buckley, MD, Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs 
  • 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
  • Chris 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