Paine College

Paine College is a private, church-affiliated four-year co-educational college founded in 1882.

The liberal arts curriculum has more than 30 majors leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

It was started as a joint effort by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America (now Christian Methodist Episcopal) and Methodist Episcopal Church South (now United Methodist).

Contact Paine College at (706) 821-8200;

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Paine College hits fundraising goal with $1.3 million in gifts

More than $1 million in gifts have been pledged to Paine College, the private Augusta school announced Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fundraising goal closing in for Paine

Paine College has raised $2.5 million in cash since it began a fundraising campaign last year to help it get through financial difficulties.
By Mike Wynn | Sunday, May 15, 2016

Paine announces changes

Paine College announced a number of changes coming out of its spring meeting, including restructuring the membership of the board of trustees and this governing body accepting "ultimate ...
Monday, May 2, 2016

Paine claims progress made in probation efforts

After a visit from its accrediting agency, Paine Col­lege said it was told it had met the standards for one of four areas of concern that landed the school on probation. 
By Tom Corwin | Friday, April 1, 2016

Talks not focused on city gift, Jackson says

Recent talks between city officials and cash-strapped Paine College aren't focused on assisting the school by handing over local tax money, City Administrator Jan­ice Allen Jackson said after ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Top 10: Paine College faces financial issues

The school went into 2015 on probation from an accrediting body. It ended the year seeking donations from the community and alumni to help pay the salaries of some employees.
By Mike Wynn | Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Paine officer involved in shooting incident

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Allan Rollins confirmed investigators were called to assist with the investigation after an officer at the college fired his weapon during a suspected theft Thursday ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Paine passes fundraising goal

Paine College has received over $264,000 donations since the start of the "Build it Back" rally held last Tuesday, exceeding its $250,000 fundraising goal.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Officials: Paine rally raised more than $200,000

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sunya Young said the college was still receiving gifts, and officials were still working to tally up total donations.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Hundreds attend Paine College fundraiser

Roughly 300 people filled the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, singing hymn, offering prayers and delivering envelopes containing money to help the struggling school.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Paine leader says late wages paid

Paine College's interim president said the school has a "balanced budget" and has paid employees who did not get a paycheck last week, but he warned of additional cuts or shortfalls in the future ...
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Paine College unable to pay some employees

According to an announcement on the college's Web site, the school was unable to meet its scheduled payroll, but no explanation was given as to why.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Paine will not revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degree, for now

Comedian Bill Cosby will keep his honorary doctorate from Paine College for now, according to officials at the school.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Paine considers revoking Cosby's honorary degree

Interim President Samuel Sullivan said the school's Board of Trustees will vote on rescinding the comedian's 2003 honorary doctorate during a meeting next week.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Paine senior named student ambassador by White House

Chika Okanya opened his iPad and noticed an email from the White House.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Hundreds gather to hear jazz, raise funds for Paine College scholarships

Trumpets and horns echoed over the Savannah River on Sunday as hundreds of people attended the Ann N. Johnson Jazz Festival.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Paine College gets new police chief

Leroy Morgan Jr., was introduced to the campus as its new police chief during the opening conference for faculty and staff help on Aug. 3. He takes over for Joseph Nelson who recently left to ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Civil rights activist, ex-Paine chairman Norman dies

Silas Norman Jr., a former Paine College Board of Trustees chairman whose work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s led to the desegregation of Augusta's city buses, died Friday from cancer. He ...
By Tracey McManus | Monday, July 20, 2015

Paine College remains on probation

Paine College's accrediting body voted to keep the school on probation for a second year while it continues to resolve violations of financial and operational standards.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Paine professor works to impact future of young black girls

While working at a majority black, low-income elementary school during her undergraduate studies at Morris Brown College, LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis saw students struggle with academics with no ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, June 5, 2015
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