About Point

Founded in 1937, Point University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution that educates students to influence culture for Christ in all spheres of life. The University provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions. We are equipping the next generation to take their faith into the marketplace in new and culturally relevant ways – to erase the lines between who they are and what they do so that they see life and mission as one and the same.

507 West 10th Street
West Point, GA 31833
706.385.1000

OFFERING
Traditional Programs
Access Program
Dual Credit Enrollment

2450 Piedmont Road NE,Ste 200
Atlanta, GA 30324
404.761.8861

OFFERING
Access Program

800 Commerce Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
678.593.3100

OFFERING
Core Curriculum (Traditional Students)
Access Program
Dual Credit Enrollment

SAVANNAH


55 Al Henderson Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31419
912.629.3855

OFFERING
Access Program
Dual Credit Enrollment

BIRMINGHAM


1701 Lee Branch Lane, 2nd Floor, Set 203-A
Birmingham, AL 35242
404.670.8383

OFFERING
Day Access Program
Evening Access Program
Online Degree Plans
Online Dual Credit Enrollment

MCDONOUGH


2000 Jonesboro Road
McDonough, GA 30253
404.852.4056

OFFERING
Access Program
Dual Credit Enrollment

HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY

Point University was founded as Atlanta Christian College in 1937 by Judge T. O. Hathcock (1879-1966), who served on the bench in Fulton County, Georgia, from 1914 until 1942.  Point University’s main campus is located in West Point, Ga., while its historic campus was located in East Point, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. The campus was a part of a 300-acre farm inherited by Mrs. Hathcock. With a barn, livestock and cultivated fields, the campus in its earliest days had a distinctly rural flavor. Following its founding, Point University devoted attention primarily to the education of ministers, missionaries and other church-related workers. In 1965, the college became an accredited member of the American Association of Bible Colleges (AABC). In 1990, in conjunction with a broadening of the curriculum, the college was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees.* The early childhood and middle grades education program have earned accreditation by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) of the State of Georgia.

The University’s curriculum currently offers majors in areas of study ranging from biblical studies to biology. Degree programs are offered for traditional college students, working adults (Access program), and high school students pursuing dual credit enrollment. In February 2011, the board of trustees announced that the college’s name would change to Point University on July 1. In fall 2012, the traditional, residential campus relocated to West Point, Ga., and the growing Greater Valley area. Satellite locations currently operate in Atlanta, Peachtree City, McDonough and Savannah, GA, as well as Birmingham, AL. The University has had seven presidents:

 

  • Mr. George W. BonDurant (1937-47)
  • Dr. Orvel C. Crowder (1947-55)
  • Mr. James C. Redmon (1955-78)
  • Mr. Paul K. Carrier (1978-84)
  • Dr. James C. Donovan (1984-93)
  • Dr. R. Edwin Groover (1993-2006)
  • Mr. Dean C. Collins (2006–Present)

VISIT POINT UNIVERSITY

There are a number opportunities for you to visit Point University location.  To register, select your preferred program.

TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

Point provides an environment where you can make an impact for God’s Kingdom, no matter what career path you choose. Apply to discover your place in the Point University family.

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ONLINE STUDENTS

Earn a bachelor’s degree with the convenience and flexibility of our online program. You set the schedule and learn at your own pace, from the convenience of your own home – or from anywhere in the world.

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ACCESS STUDENTS

Point offers degree programs that address challenges working adults face when returning to the classroom: convenience, flexibility, and value.

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OUR VISION

To be the college of choice for students seeking a Christian learning community that is academically challenging, spiritually vibrant and globally engaged.

OUR MISSION

Point University’s mission is to educate students for Christ-centered service and leadership throughout the world.

CORE VALUES

Christ-centered, Kingdom-focused, personal responsibility and growth, transforming community, global vision for ministry, service to community