About Us

Transformation is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Studies show, and employers agree, that this well-rounded approach enhances analytical aptitude and adaptability. You'll find that to be true at LaGrange College, where you'll gain a broader, deeper knowledge of many subject areas, along with practical skills – providing flexibility in your career choices.

Since our founding in 1831, LaGrange College has offered a beautiful, intimate setting.  Here, you'll be part of a close-knit, supportive community as you begin your journey toward self-discovery. With a student/professor ratio of 11-to-1 and intentionally small class sizes, you'll receive the personal attention you need to excel academically, socially, physically and spiritually.  

Browse our website and discover for yourself why LaGrange College may be right for you.  Then bring your family or friends to one of our daylong events or just a quick visit. Take a tour of campus, meet students and faculty, and sit in on a class. 

Once you get to know us, you'll understand why transformations happen here.

Quick Facts

  • Founded : 1831; the oldest private college in Georgia
  • Location : LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000)— 60 miles SW of Atlanta on I-85
  • Affiliation : The United Methodist Church
  • Enrollment : More than 1,000 students, representing 21 states and 5 foreign countries
  • Student-Faculty Ratio : 12-1; classes average 12 students
  • Academic Programs : More than 70 academic and pre-professional programs
  • The Arts : The College is renowned for its offerings in drama, music and art
  • Athletics : Member of NCAA Division III in 16 athletic programs, including football
  • Student Organizations : 50+ student clubs and organizations
  • Financial Aid : 98 percent of students receive financial assistance; more than $23 million awarded annually
  • AccreditationLaGrange College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching, the Specialist in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, the Specialist in Education degree in Teacher Leadership, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development, and the Master of Science and Master of Arts in Strength and Conditioning. 

    Accreditation information is given in order for interested constituents to (1) learn about the accreditation status of LaGrange College, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or visit www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of LaGrange College. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to LaGrange College and not to the Commissions of College's Office.

    LaGrange College is also approved by the United Methodist University Senate. It has membership in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Georgia Independent Colleges Association.

    LaGrange College's teacher education (undergraduate and graduate) programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to recommend candidates for certification in the areas of early childhood, middle grades, or secondary education.

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga 30326.  Marsal Stoll, EdD, RN Chief Executive Officer.  404-975-5000  rnstoll@acennursing.org .

    The undergraduate programs in business administration, business management, and accounting are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    Documentation of the above accreditations are located in the Office of the Provost.

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State Authorization to Operate in Georgia
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Transforming Lives

President Dan McAlexander
Dan McAlexander

"LaGrange College will be distinguished as a college that transforms the lives of its students and its communities." This bold vision statement captures the essence of the LaGrange College experience.

Transformation is, after all, inevitable when faculty and staff devote their lives to challenging and inspiring students through rigorous academic study, an enriching campus life experience and active engagement with their community. Every day I am inspired by the stories of student transformation that I hear and see on our campus. You can see video profiles of some of those students here.

As we work to prepare men and women to become successful, responsible citizens in an increasingly interconnected world, we also are transforming this institution. Our new Study-Away Commitment assures all entering freshmen a broader experience of their world by guaranteeing them a study-away experience in their junior or senior years, regardless of their financial capacity.

Our new Servant Scholars program will encourage our most motivated students to study, and to serve, their community as part of a residential learning/living experience housed in a historic, beautifully restored apartment building midway between campus and downtown. We aim to transform both their lives and our community.

Transformation —challenging, inspiring, exciting. That is what you'll find here at LaGrange College.

Dr. Dan McAlexander
LaGrange College President