Brenau University announces Augusta area shift to all remote learning, reflecting student learning preferences

May 26, 2020
Brenau Staff

As more students migrate to remote learning and support to meet their learning preferences and busy lifestyles, Brenau University plans to end its physical Augusta location operations effective Dec. 31.

The number of students in the region who are taking classes remotely has increased significantly in recent years among the Augusta campus students. All current students from the Augusta area have been taking courses remotely and receiving support in this manner. Brenau will continue instruction for those seeking degrees remotely without interruption.

“The vast majority of our Augusta students over the years have been adult learners,” said Jim Eck, Brenau’s provost and vice president of academic affairs. “As Brenau has become a regional leader in remote learning and support, it has naturally followed that especially our adult learners have gravitated to this mode of instruction. Going forward, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a world-class education to residents in the Augusta region remotely in a more effective and efficient way.”

Brenau University began offering courses in Augusta in the 1980s and has a robust alumni base in the area that has contributed significantly to the local economy over the years. The university has been a leader in remote learning and support for over 20 years.

In addition to its historic Gainesville campus and other city locations, Brenau offers classes online, on ground and hybrid in Norcross, Fairburn and Jacksonville, Florida.