Atlanta Metropolitan State College
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|Atlanta Metropolitan College|
|President||Dr. Gary McGaha|
|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
Located along the Metropolitan Parkway corridor in southwest Atlanta, Atlanta Metropolitan College is a four-year urban, commuter campus providing an education to students who primarily come from metropolitan Atlanta. Its educational programs are for students interested in earning an associate's degree or preparing to move on to a four-year institution.
Founded in 1974 as part of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta Junior College was renamed Atlanta Metropolitan College in 1988 and received state college status in 2011.
With an enrollment of 3,200, women are in the majority, as are African-American students, and 93 percent are Georgia residents. But the college attracts students from foreign countries. More than half of the students attend classes full-time. AMSC offers online courses via the Desire2Learn program.
The campus is nestled on 79 acres (320,000 m2). Six buildings house classrooms, administrative offices and student common areas.
The college offers 60 courses of study in the fields of business, humanities and fine arts, natural science and mathematics and social science. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta Metropolitan College awards the Associate of Art and Associate of Science degrees through its transfer program track. Students also may pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree through the institution's career program track.
Students can participate in dozens of approved honorary, professional and social student clubs and organizations, including Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), College Choir, the International Students Organization and the student newspaper, The Student Times. In addition, Atlanta Metropolitan College has a strong record in intercollegiate athletics and holds four championships in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Conference for men's basketball.