The first college in the world chartered to grant
degrees to women, Wesleyan College was founded
in 1836 through the efforts of a group of Macon
citizens and the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as evidence
of their concern for the education of women. Wesleyan maintains strong ties with the
Methodist church today.
Wesleyan continues to educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities. A four-year, residential, liberal arts college, Wesleyan offers the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine art and the bachelor of science in nursing degrees, eight pre-professional programs and 100% online degree options in business, accounting and psychology. Wesleyan’s six graduate programs enroll both men and women—MBA, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MS in Healthcare Administration, MS in Nonprofit Management and MA in Music. Wesleyan offers to student athletes six NCAA Division III sports and an award-winning equestrian team.
Today, Wesleyan continues to positively affect the community by contributing to Macon’s arts and cultural communities. Visit the campus to explore the 100-acre arboretum, join in-depth gallery talks, attend a wide variety of concerts, tour the art galleries or shop local artisans and merchants at the Wesleyan Market.