About Amridge

SACSCOC Accreditation

Amridge University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, at 404.679.4500, or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions concerning the accredited university.

Amridge University Building

Institutional Purpose

In keeping with its Christian heritage, Amridge University provides educational opportunities through five schools: (1) College of Business and Leadership, (2) College of General Studies, (3) School of Human Services, (4) Turner School of Theology, and (5) School of Continuing Education. Each of these schools has its own special purpose within the overall purpose and institutional goals of the University.

University Goals

Amridge University has a history of providing its students with quality education and teaching excellence. By virtue of this history and its focused mission, Amridge University strives to continue this tradition through the adoption and implementation of holistic educational and institutional goals. The institutional goals are student-centered and are directly related to the University’s mission to prepare men and women through a commitment to academic excellence, distance education and spiritual vitality at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service to their professions, society, church, and family, through teaching, learning experiences and support services. Also, these goals are designed to help ensure the provision of quality programs and services which will help lead to the stability and continued growth of the University so that it can continue to meet its educational goals.

  • Amridge University will attract, retain, and contribute to the continued professional development of faculty dedicated to providing quality teaching and active scholarship and committed to the mission and purposes of the University.
  • Amridge University will maintain and develop facilities and learning environments, which are conducive to the learning process.

Amridge University will develop and implement careful planning and continuous study of the University’s mission, purpose, goals, procedures, and programs as well as an analysis of the evaluation process in the interest of continuous quality improvement of its programs and services.

Founded in 1967, Amridge University has been a long time leader in online education.  Distance learning is the primary instructional delivery system for all our programs and with that in mind we focus on supporting you from your first point of inquiry all the way through your academic degree program. Our goal is to help you obtain your degree through a variety of Student Support Services and rigorous Academic Support. 

Amridge is an affordable private university. With over 90% of our students qualifying for Federal Financial Aid, we also offer excellent scholarships and incentive discounts for Military Students, First Time Freshmen, Sister Institution Staff, Ministers and Corporate Alliances.

With over 50 years in Higher Education, Amridge University has taught in the online education arena since 1993.  Through the vision of the leadership of the institution, Amridge was chosen as one of the first 15 participants in the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Education to pilot Distance Education on a broad level – resulting in a change to the federal law to allow more students to access distance education.

Mission and Purpose

Amridge University’s mission is to prepare men and women, through a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality at the undergraduate and graduate levels, for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service to the professions, society, church, and family.

 Dr. Michael C. Turner Dr. Lee Taylor
Dr. Michael C. Turner
BA, Lipscomb University
MS, Amridge University
DO, University of Osteopathic
Medicine and Health Science
  Dr. Lee Taylor
Vice President of
Academic Affairs
and Institutional Effectiveness
BA, Mississippi State University
MEd, University of South Alabama
PhD, University of South Alabama
Laina Costanza, Vice Pres. Student Affairs
Laina Costanza
Vice President
Student Affairs and Technology

BS, David Lipscomb University
MS, Amridge University
Dr. Anita Crosby Barbara P Turner, Bursar
Dr. Anita Crosby
AA, BS, Faulkner University
MS, Amridge University
EdD, Northcentral University
Barbara Turner
BS, Huntingdon College
MS, Amridge University
 Dr. Rodney Cloud
Dr. Rodney Cloud
Divisional Chair
Turner School of Theology
BA, Lipscomb University
MA, Harding School of Theology
MA, George Peabody College of
Vanderbilt University
PhD, Hebrew Union College
  Dr. Jerry Martin
Clinical Director
School of Human Services
BA, MS, PhD, Amridge University
Dr Kenyetta McCurty
Dr. Kenyetta McCurty
Divisional Chair

College of Business
BBA, MBA, PhD, Jackson State

Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Graduated Infield Employment Survey (2016)

92% employed of those contacted in 2016 Reporting Cycle.

88% are employed in the field.

Licensure Report (2016)

 77.8% of graduates who took a licensure exam passed.

100% of graduates from the following degree programs who took a licensure exam passed:

Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy (I & II)

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and

Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Therapy.

56% of graduates of the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling passed.

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