Athens State University (Athens), located in Athens, Alabama, is the only one of Alabama's two-year undergraduate school, the school provides students with 33 different professional and convenient online courses. Athens State University was established in 1822, then known as the Athens Olympic Games women's college. In 1842, the United Methodist Church began operating the institution and renamed Athens Women's Institute. In 1931, the school was renamed the Academy of Athens and became coeducational college. In 1998, the school was renamed the Athens State University eventually. Athens State University is Alabama's state education system's oldest institution of higher education, Athens State University offers courses focused on the junior and senior levels of the education system is the University of Alabama authorized to grant bachelor's degree qualification agency. Athens State University offers students affordable education and the environment, recognition of diversity and students focus on innovation and knowledge application skills.