Ralston College was founded by Stephen J. Blackwood, M. Tyus Butler Jr, Gavin G. Dunbar, John M. Hewson III, Robert H. Jarman, and James A. Pritchard; and was incorporated with the consent of the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission of the State of Georgia for the purpose of bringing into being a College devoted to higher education and the advancement of the various arts and sciences.

The College is a nonprofit corporation of perpetual duration without members incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia (Control No 10007860) and organized pursuant to the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code.

The present name of the institution (Ralston College) is provisional only; the College regards the determination of its permanent name as a significant opportunity.

The Internal Revenue Service of the United States determined on December 14th, 2010 that the College has been since its foundation on February 1st, 2010 exempt from federal taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and that pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Code it has the status of a Public Charity. Contributions to the College are deductible under Section 170 of the Code, and the College is qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, and gifts under Sections 2055, 2106, and 2522.

The postal address of the College is P.O. Box 8302, Savannah, Georgia, 31412-8302.

In accordance with the twenty-fourth of its Bylaws the College will admit students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; and furthermore the College will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered programs. The foregoing statement, which is intended to fulfill certain requirements of the laws of the United States, is not intended to disparage or diminish the rights that pertain to any category of person not mentioned in it. 

Ralston College intends to remain without political, ideological, or religious affiliations.