Berry College was originally founded in 1902 in Rome, Georgia, as the Boys’ Industrial School, an institution meant to educate rural youth. Since then, it has changed its name expanded the spectrum of academics it provides. Its 26,000 acre campus is one of the largest in the world, home to just under 1,800 students, almost all undergraduates, at a low student to faculty ratio of 11:1.
Academic programs at Berry College provide bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and specialist degrees in addition to pre-professional programs. There are dozens of majors to choose from when pursuing bachelor’s degree at Berry College, provided from academic divisions such as the Campbell School of Business, the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences, the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, plus the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. There are three different graduate programs: a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education and Education Specialist. Pre-professional programs are available in the areas of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Berry College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. SACS provides accreditation to institutions within an eleven-state area, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Some accreditation is also extended to parts of Latin America. (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 – (404)679-4500 – Fax: (404)679-4558).