About Averett University

Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 40 undergraduate majors with a number of concentrations and minors, along with 12 graduate programs with several concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional learning centers throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

At Averett University, we are altogether different. We know that relationships fuel futures, which explains our unmistakable family atmosphere. On campus or online, Averett students feel a sense of true belonging. Through relentless support and unwavering dedication, we equip our students with the skills for a lifetime of success. Knowing that personal growth and community well-being go hand-in-hand, we serve others with confidence and distinction, and with a more than 160-year legacy, our influence is far-reaching in the world around us. This is All Averett.

Our Mission

Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts-based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Our Vision 

Averett University will be a model for partnership and innovation in learning, assuring our graduates will be highly competitive in the workplace and creative and agile leaders in their fields.

Learn More about Averett

Find out more about who we are, what we offer, and our vision for the next 150 years at Averett. Click on a link below to learn more:

Board of Trustees – See the business, community, and academic leaders providing guidance to Averett University.

Our History – Read about how Averett University came to be, from its humble beginnings as a women’s college to its current status as a university of distinction.

Office of the PresidentRead a message from Averett’s President, Dr. Tiffany McKillip Franks, and learn about the changes in store at Averett.

For more information about Averett University and our programs, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!