Athens State University understands that career opportunities rest on a college education. More than 3,000 students select Athens State every semester because of its neighborly environment where more than 50 different degree programs are taught by dedicated faculty. We offer a course schedule to meet a variety of needs and requirements. We advance the best interests of our students and the State of Alabama through teaching, service, research, and other creative activities to empower students to make valuable contributions in their professional, civic, educational, and economic endeavors. We provide a supporting and nurturing environment for each student, demonstrating the importance of the diverse and interdependent nature of our state and society. We change the face of Alabama by changing the lives of our students.