Auburn University at Montgomery was created as a branch of its parent institution, Auburn University, in 1967 before moving to its current campus just east of Montgomery, Alabama, in 1971. Auburn Montgomery is located on a 500-acre campus and is home to some 5,000 students.
Auburn Montgomery focuses on a variety of different areas of study, offering bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. A general baccalaureate degree is offered in business administration, and a similar program is available for education. The School of Liberal Arts offers a number of degrees in subjects ranging from communication & the dramatic arts to history and international studies. A nursing program is also offered, and the School of Social Sciences provides many bachelor’s degrees in areas such as biology, mathematics and the political sciences. Graduate programs include business administration, education, liberal arts, the political sciences and others. One doctorate program is offered at Auburn Montgomery, providing a Ph.D. in public administration and public policy. Many Auburn Montgomery graduate programs are taught in conjunction with Auburn University.
Auburn University at Montgomery is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. SACS provides accreditation to institutions within an 11-state area, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Some accreditation is also extended to parts of Latin America. (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 – (404)679-4500 – Fax: (404)679-4558).