An Austin College education transforms the intellectual lives of students as it challenges them to deepen their understanding of social, ethical, and global issues as well as their own place in a rich complex of evolving cultural traditions. Sustained critical inquiry lies at the heart of an Austin College education, enhanced by breadth of experience and focused through in-depth study. The goal is to enable students to develop themselves as productive members of society who can think clearly and critically, understand and respect difference, and express themselves persuasively.
Consistent with the goals of a liberal arts education, Austin College encourages its students to inquire freely, to cross traditional boundaries, and to challenge conventional wisdom while respecting the rights of others. The college seeks to provide an academically challenging and lively community of students and teachers who are committed to intellectual growth through individual and collaborative endeavors. Austin College graduates are prepared for lives of responsible leadership, enhanced by continued learning, and enriched by lasting values.
Austin College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Texas Education Agency to award the bachelor of arts degree and the master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree. The College holds the Iota of Texas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty has oversight for the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes the Humanities, the Sciences, the Social Sciences, the Library, Information Technology, and Office of the Registrar.
There’s something exhilarating about travel. Far from the comfort of our daily routines, our lives are brought sharply into focus. For a second, we see ourselves through the eyes of another culture.
And from that moment on, you will never be the same.