Students approach Smith Hall, which dates to 1850.
LaGrange College has been helping students discover their possibility since 1831. Today, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences institution offering more than 50 academic and pre-professional programs.

With a student/faculty ratio of 11-to-1, caring professors and a multitude of opportunities—both inside and outside of class—LaGrange offers the resources and support you need to not only uncover your goals, but to reach them.

Learn more about our past by checking out our history timeline. Or catch a glimpse of the present through the facts and figures below.

Quick Facts 

  • Founded : 1831; the oldest private college in Georgia
  • Location : LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 31,000)— 60 miles SW of Atlanta on I-85
  • Affiliation : The United Methodist Church
  • Student-Faculty Ratio : 11-1; classes average 16 students
  • Academic Programs : More than 50 academic and pre-professional programs
  • Recognition: Ranked near the top of 99 Southern Regional Colleges and a “best value” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Study Abroad : Rated among the top 40 baccalaureate colleges for participation in study abroad by the 2020 Open Doors Report
  • Athletics: Member of NCAA Division III in 15 athletic programs, including football
  • Student Organizations: 40+ student clubs and organizations
  • Financial Aid: 99 percent of students receive financial assistance; nearly $20 million awarded annually
  • Accreditation:LaGrange College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as the educational specialist degree. LaGrange College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of LaGrange College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

SACSCOC-Stamp-Color-web.jpgComplaints that are not successfully resolved by following the College’s grievance procedures may be filed with SACSCOC or the appropriate state agency. The following links will direct you to the proper complaint form or to the website of the agency authorized to receive complaints:

Public Complaint Policy and Complaint Form (SACSCOC)
State Authorization to Operate in Georgia
State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission Public Complaint Form

LaGrange College Promise

Wherever you start, whatever your dream, we promise you respect, challenge, inspiration and support as you work to achieve your potential for success in life and career.

Mission Statement

LaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students. Founded in 1831 and committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its Wesleyan and liberal arts traditions, the college supports students in their search for truth. An ethical and caring community that values excellence, service, civility, diversity and inclusion, LaGrange College prepares students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.

Vision Statement

LaGrange College will be distinguished as a college that transforms the lives of its students and its communities.