Andrew College
The Seal of Andrew College
Former names
Andrew Female College
MottoLux et Scientia (Latin: "Light & Knowledge")
TypePrivate college
Established1854; 167 years ago (1854)
Religious affiliation
United Methodist Church
Endowment$10,000,000
PresidentLinda R. Buchanan
Administrative staff
32 (est.)
Students300 (2019)
Location, ,
United States

31°46′19″N 84°47′46″W / 31.772°N 84.796°W / 31.772; -84.796
CampusSmall town, 40 acres (0.16 km²)
ColorsBlue and Gold
   
MascotFighting Tigers
Websiteandrewcollege.edu

Andrew College is a private liberal arts college in Cuthbert, Georgia. It is associated with The United Methodist Church and is the ninth-oldest college in Georgia. Andrew is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The college awards Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Music (AM), Associate of Science (AS) degrees, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), as well as Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education (BSEE). Additionally, students can earn a Certificate of Cancer Registry Management, Certificate in Church Music, and an on-line degree in Agribusiness and Communications.

Andrew is home to four student residence halls, a full-service dining hall, an updated student center, and an on-campus library. The campus also houses an intramural field and off-campus baseball, softball, and soccer. In addition to the outdoor athletic facilities offered, students also enjoy access to the Jinks Physical Education Complex with racquetball courts and a weight room.

History

Andrew College was granted its charter as Andrew Female College by the Georgia General Assembly on January 15, 1854. At the time, it was the second oldest charter in the United States to give an educational institution the right to confer degrees upon women. It was named for Bishop James Osgood Andrew of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.[1]

Old Main building
Old Main building

In 1864, Andrew College was requisitioned by the Confederate Army and served as Hood Hospital during the American Civil War. It was one of three hospitals in Cuthbert. Despite its buildings being used as a hospital, classes continued on a limited basis, and female students assisted the wounded with tasks like reading and writing letters.

In 1892, a fire consumed the campus. The people of Cuthbert raised money to begin rebuilding the same year. That fall, the college reopened in what is now known as Old Main, a five-story Victorian, designed by Atlanta architect William H. Parkins, that was constructed for $25,000. Parkins was the most significant architect practicing in Georgia in the immediate decades following the Civil War. He settled in Atlanta where he started the state's most successful architectural business, which lasted until his retirement in the late 1880s.

In 1917, Andrew became a junior college, and the institution became co-educational in 1956. In 2018, Andrew began offering a baccalaureate degree in Business and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BS) and additional baccalaureate degrees are being developed.

The current president is Linda Buchanan, Ph.D., who has served since June 2015.

Accreditation

Andrew College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees.

Student body

Approximately 65% of students live on campus. The student profile is evenly divided between male and female, with 49% male students and 51% female students. There are students from ten states and several countries.

An overwhelming majority of the college's student body originates from Georgia, Florida and Alabama, followed by scholars from other U.S. states and international students. Half of the students from Georgia matriculate from one of the 28 counties that constitute the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the remaining in-state students come to Andrew from larger South Georgia cities such as Columbus, Macon, and Albany.

The minimum SAT scores are 460 math and 460 verbal, or the ACT equivalent, and a high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Athletics

Financial

Tuition & fees plus room & board for the 2019-2020 academic year total $29,428 per student. However, with an institutional financial aid budget exceeding $2.1 million, access to the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and private support, Andrew's true cost is greatly reduced.

As of 2020, the college has an endowment of $10,000,000.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  2. ^ "Silverbacks Sign Goalkeeper Nasco". Atlanta Silverbacks. March 21, 2012. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Rites at Colquitt for Mrs. Z. Toole". The Atlanta Constitution. November 2, 1947. p. 12A. Retrieved June 30, 2020 – via newspapers.com.