Education plays an important role for all looking to establish a successful future. We're fortunate to have a strong educational system both at the primary and secondary levels. Here are some links to schools throughout the River Heritage Region.
One of the largest universities in the South, Auburn has a tradition of academic excellence and progressive leadership. The university was established as a small all-male college in 1856, just 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. The main campus now has a student body of over 20,000, and the Montgomery branch campus opened in 1967 now has more than 5,000 students. Today the university offers degrees from 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
Originally a state teacher's college, Troy has developed into a state University system with campuses in Troy, Dothan, Phenix Cityand Montgomery. The main campus of Troy University (the school dropped the "State" from their name in 2005) offers has five main colleges: arts and sciences, business, communication & fine arts, education and health & human services.
Alabama State University offers a variety of baccalaureate and master's degree programs from their campus in Montgomery. ASU's main goals are quality instruction, dedicated research and continued public service.
One of the nation's most historically and socially significant educational institutions, Tuskegee University was established by state legislature in 1880 as a school for the black population. In the years since, Tuskegee has earned a reputation not only as an outstanding academic university but also as a highly influential force on the race as a whole. While primarily focusing on development of the African American community, the university is open to all and supports a student body that is racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. Located in the city of Tuskegee, the university offers 49 degrees from 5 colleges.