Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.
The state of Alabama founded AUM in 1967, at the request of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. Then, like now, growing businesses desperately needed a deeper pool of educated employees. AUM's original mission involved support of government at all levels. Just seven miles east of the state capitol, today AUM continues to support a number of local, state and regional government functions, but our mission is much bigger.
When AUM first opened its doors to students in 1969, it was a commuter campus. Our students worked throughout the River Region and they came to our campus for one reason they wanted more and better opportunities to make a life for themselves and their families. Students still choose AUM for the same reason, but today, they come from all over the country all over the world at a variety of points in their lives to start building the lives they choose at AUM.