Armstrong Quick Facts


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Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, Armstrong State University is a dynamic public university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. With approximately 7,100 students, Armstrong is small enough to foster a genuine sense of community and large enough to offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare our graduates for success in their careers and leadership in their communities. Armstrong is part of the University System of Georgia.

Founded

Founded in 1935 in the historic Armstrong House

Affiliation

Part of the University System of Georgia

Location

Armstrong is ideally located just 25 miles from Tybee Island Beach. To the north, just 15 minutes away, lies the downtown Savannah Historic District with its Revolutionary and Civil War-era homes, idyllic squares surrounded by magnificent Spanish moss-draped oaks, and an exciting nightlife scene along River Street and in City Market. The 268-acre campus is a beautiful arboretum adjacent to a busy area of shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants.

Campus Location

Main Campus · 11935 Abercorn Street · Savannah GA 31419
We also have an affiliated center in Hinesville, GA:
Liberty Center · 740 East General Stewart Way, Suite 210 · Hinesville GA 31313

Fall 2013 Enrollment

Undergraduate 6377
Graduate 724


Fall 2013 Student Information

Male 32.3%
Female 67.7%
87.2% are from Georgia
10.8% are from out of state
2% are from 68 other countries
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.7%
African American 23.9%
Hispanic 6.7%
Multi-Racial 3.7%
Native American 0.2%
White/Caucasian 61.5%
 

Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Instructional Faculty 252
Administration and Support Staff 346
Student to Faculty Ratio 19:1
 

Colleges

Degrees & Programs

Armstrong offers more than 100 academic programs

Engineering Partnership

Armstrong and Georgia Southern offer a collaborative program that begins with an associate of science degree at Armstrong and then completes a bachelor's degree in Engineering at Georgia Southern.

Money Matters

Cost

Armstrong offers great value and in-state tuition for contiguous counties in South Carolina.

Financial Aid

More than 85% of Armstrong students receive financial aid in a variety of forms including scholarships, grants, loans and work/study programs.

Economic Impact

Armstrong has an economic impact on the Savannah area of more than $209 million.

Athletics

NCAA Division II

Armstrong competes in the following Peach Belt Conference sports:

Men’s Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Tennis

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both won the 2008, 2009, and 2012 NCAA Division II Championships, the 2012 Peach Belt Regular Season and Tournament Championships, and ITA All American Honors in both singles and doubles. The women’s team also recently won the 2010 National Championship title. Women's team members won Peach Belt Freshman of the Year and Peach Belt Coach of the Year. Men's team members won Peach Belt Player of the Year, ITA National Player To Watch, Peach Belt Freshman of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

Mascot

In keeping with the university’s nautical theme, its mascot is a pirate. Not so nautical, its colors are maroon and gold.

Student Activities

  • 80+ clubs and organizations
  • The university offers more than 100 plays, concerts, art exhibits, lectures, films and other presentations each year
  • The College Union Board and individual campus organizations stage dozens of events each year including concerts, comedy performances, dances, poetry slams, open mic nights and festivals
  • Numerous study abroad opportunities are available each year

Housing

Four residential complexes—Compass Point, University Crossing, University Terrace, and Windward Commons—currently house more than 1400 students in apartment-style facilities.

New Student Union

Our new student union is now open. The university’s first “green” building includes a 300-seat, food court-style dining area, a 200-seat lecture hall/movie theater, and a ballroom. The 60,180 square feet also houses a convenience store, bookstore and coffee shop.

Alumni

Armstrong has approximately 30,000 alumni. They include community leaders, attorneys, a college president, scientists, physicians, nurses, teachers, computer programmers, a newspaper editor, actors, and even a zookeeper.

Library

The recently remodeled Lane Library contains more than 200,000 books, 18,000 audiovisuals, 1,000 journals, and a myriad of digital resources.

Administration

President Dr. Linda Bleicken
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carey Adams
Vice President for Business and Finance Mr. David Carson
Vice President for Advancement Mr. William Kelso
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Georj Lewis
Chief Information Officer Mr. Robert Howard
 

Accreditation

Armstrong State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Armstrong State University.

Some departments and programs also have accreditation through discipline-specific national and state agencies and governing bodies.

SEE ALSO

Campus Slideshow
Armstrong Magazine