Point University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university in East Point, Georgia, 10 miles (16ï¿½km) southwest of Atlanta and in West Point, Georgia, 60 miles (97ï¿½km) southwest of Atlanta.
Atlanta Christian College Atlanta Christian College was founded in 1937 by Judge Thomas Olin Hathcock (1879ï¿½1966), who served as a judge in Fulton County, Georgia, from 1914 until 1942. He and his wife, Nora Head Hathcock, were members of the Christian churches and churches of Christ, and the college has continued to maintain its affiliation with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Atlanta Christian College opened in 1937 on its 300 acres (1.2 km2) campus in East Point. The property was originally a farm inherited by Mrs. Hathcock. Following its founding, Atlanta Christian College devoted attention primarily to the education of ministers, missionaries and other church-related workers.In 1965, the college became an accredited member of the American Association of Bible Colleges (AABC). In 1990, in conjunction with a broadening of the curriculum, the college was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Point University On February 2, 2011, student leaders and administrators of Atlanta Christian College announced a name change to Point University, which became effective on July 1, 2011.In addition to the name change, the college announced the 2012 relocation of its main campus to West Point, Georgia, an hour southwest of the current campus near Atlanta. The move will position the university to accommodate future growth of its student body, athletic offerings and physical campus, and better position it to draw students from more areas of the Southeast. Adult learning classes will continue to be held at the East Point location, as well as an adult learning program and dual-credit enrollment program for high school students at the current off-site location in Peachtree City. Plans also call for launching a satellite location in Savannah, Georgia, in fall 2011. In addition to the relocation announcement, the university was accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The university also announced the athletics program would undergo expansion as part of the transition from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) to the NAIA, including the addition of intercollegiate football, softball and cross country beginning in fall 2011. The athletics nickname was also changed from the Chargers to the Skyhawks.
The mission of Point University is to educate students for Christ-centered service and leadership throughout the world.
Suburban 54 acres (0.22 km2)