50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities 2017

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Milligan College

Milligan College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in the mountains of Upper East Tennessee in Milligan College, TN. Established in 1866, Milligan College was founded by the Reverend Wilson G. Barker, a minister of the Buffalo Creek Christian Church, a congregation of the Disciples of Christ. Beginning as a private secondary school called the Buffalo Male and Female Institute, in 1881 the school began offering collegiate level programs following the arrival of Disciples of Christ minister and educator, Dr. Josephus Hopwood. Today, Milligan College’s mission is to “honor God by educating men and women to be servant-leaders.” The College’s vision is to be a “premier Christian liberal arts college where Jesus Christ is exalted and excellence in the standard” and to “change lives and shape culture through a commitment to Christian leadership.”

Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. More than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees, and concentrations are offered in a variety of areas through the School of Arts & Humanities; the School of Bible & Ministry; the William B. Greene Jr. School of Business & Technology; the School of Sciences & Allied Health; and the School of Social Sciences & Education. A number of graduate degrees and adult degree completion programs are also offered through Milligan College’s Graduate & Professional Studies department. Master’s degrees offered include the areas of Religion, Business (MBA), Christian Ministries, Education, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, and more. Milligan College’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $19,460. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid whether in the form of grants, scholarships, or loans.

Net Price: $19,460

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North Central University

North Central University is a private, coeducational, Christian college located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Affiliated with the Assemblies of God denomination, North Central University was established in 1930 as the North Central Bible Institute. By 1998 after several years of growth, expanded curriculum, and change, the school achieved university status and changed its name to the North Central University. North Central University’s campus is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis in a unique urban environment which provides students with plenty of opportunities for recreation, academic and career advancement, and ministry. As a bible-based, Christ-centered, Pentecostal institution, North Central Association’s mission is to prepare students “to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world.” The University’s vision is to “be recognized as a globally influential university that prepares exemplary Pentecostal leaders and ministers.”  North Central University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission) and has been so since 1986.

More than 60 majors and minors are offered at North Central University through its several colleges and schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences; the College of Fine Arts, which encompasses the School of Music and Theatre and the School of Worship Arts; and the College of Church Leadership. In addition, North Central University’s School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership. More than 1,000 students are currently enrolled at North Central University, the vast majority of whom are undergraduates; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. North Central University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $19,442. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid as do nearly 85% of all undergraduates.

Net Price: $19,442

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Established in 1968, Mount Vernon Nazarene University was chartered as the Zone A College of the Church of the Nazarene by the denomination’s General Assembly; the area of Mount Vernon was selected primarily due to its proximity to a large portion of the Nazarene population. One of eight U.S. colleges affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Mount Vernon Nazarene University was accredited in 1972 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission). In addition to its main campus, the University also operates several satellite locations in Columbus-New Albany, Mansfield, and Newark; these locations serve the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program which is geared towards non-traditional Students.

More than 80 areas of academic study are available through Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s several schools, including the School of Arts and Humanities; the School of Education and Professional Studies; the School of Nursing and Health Sciences; The School of Theology and Philosophy; the School of Natural and Social Sciences; and the Jetter School of Business. Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Honors Program is also offered for gifted students, providing them unique, challenging courses and special extracurricular opportunities within a supportive environment which is designed to help them to excel. Mount Vernon Nazarene University offers students on-campus housing in one of the University’s four Residence Halls or in its 100-plus Townhouse style apartments. Freshmen are typically housed in either Oakwood Hall (males) or in Pioneer Hall (females). Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $19,442. 100% of beginning, full-time students receive some form of financial aid as do approximately 87% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $19,442

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Huntington University

Located in Huntington, Indiana, Huntington University is a private, Christ-centered liberal arts institution of higher education. Established In 1889, Huntington University began as the Central College, founded by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. In 1917 the school’s name was changed to Huntington College and in 1961 accreditation was granted through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It was not until 2005 that the school’s current name of Huntington University was adopted. Huntington University’s mission is to “develop in students a commitment to scholarship that is persistent in its pursuit of truth… [to] educate students broadly for a life of moral and spiritual integrity, personal and social responsibility, and continued quest for wisdom; equip students for a variety of vocations so that they may glorify the Creator… [and to] help students develop their abilities for a life of God-honoring service to others and for personal fulfillment.”

Huntington University has a total enrollment figure of just over 1,200, including more than 1,000 undergraduate students. More than 70 programs of study are offered including undergraduate, pre-professional and graduate-level degrees. Huntington University’s undergraduate programs are offered in the areas of Agricultural Studies; Art; Bible and Religion; Business; Chemistry; Communication; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Digital Media Arts; Education; English; History and Political Science; Kinesiology and Sport Leadership; Language; Math; Ministry and Missions; Music; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Philosophy; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; TESOL; Theatre; and Worship Leadership. Pre-professional programs are offered in Pre-Law, Pre-Med, and Pre-Pharmacy and several graduate-level programs are offered in the areas of Education, Leadership and Counseling; Ministry and Missions, and Occupational Therapy. Huntington University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for school’s of its type with a net price of $19,305. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid as do 85% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $19,305

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Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Established as Missouri Baptist College in 1964, the school began as a campus extension of Hannibal-LaGrange College in 1957 in response to the need for an evangelical Christian institution in the St. Louis area. By 1967 the newly formed College moved to its original 81-acre campus and in 1973 the first students graduated with their Bachelor of Arts degrees. Initial accreditation was granted in 1978 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission) through which the University continues to be accredited today. In 2000 the school, by now known by its current name of Missouri Baptist University, was approved to offer its first program at the master’s-level, the Master of Science in Education.

Today, the mission of Missouri Baptist University is to educate students “in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained.” The University continues to be “committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.” A wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Missouri Baptist’s several divisions which include undergraduate divisions in Business; Education; Fine Arts; Health & Sports Sciences; Humanities; Interdisciplinary Studies; Natural Sciences; and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The University’s graduate divisions include the areas of Business; Education; Health & Sport Sciences; Humanities; and Social & Behavioral Sciences. Missouri Baptist University’s tuition costs are relatively low compared to universities of its type with a net price of $19,294. Nearly all full-time, beginning undergraduate students at Missouri Baptist University receive some type of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Net Price: $19,294

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Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University is a private, Christian, comprehensive institution located in Grayson, Kentucky. Established in 1919 as the Christian Normal Institute, the school was founded by J. W. Lusby and J. O. Snodgrass and included a high school and a junior college with a training program for equipping public school teachers. In the early 1920s the focus of the school shifted to educating students for Christian Ministry and to this day Kentucky Christian University continues to be affiliated with the Christian churches and churches of Christ. The mission of Kentucky Christian University is to be “an intentionally Christ-centered academic community that seeks to engage students in a transformative educational experience that equips them as effective Christian professionals providing servant leadership for the Church and society.” The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1984.

Kentucky Christian University is made up of several different schools including the Sack School of Bible & Ministry; the School of Biological Sciences; the School of Business; the School of Distance and General Education; the Keeran School of Education; the School of Social Work & Human Services; the Yancey School of Nursing; and the Graduate School. In addition to its on-site academic programs, Kentucky Christian University also offers a variety of online programs for non-traditional students. Kentucky Christian University has a total enrollment figure of just over 600 students, including 550 undergraduates; the average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Kentucky Christian University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $19,189. 99% of all full-time, beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid as do 94% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $19,189

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North Park University

North Park University is a private Christian institution affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church, located in Chicago, Illinois. North Park University shares its campus with the denomination’s North Park Theological Seminary; the campus is located on Chicago’s north side and the University intentionally works to engage those in its neighborhood and city. Established in 1891, the mission of North Park University is to “prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.” North Park University’s vision builds upon its core institutional identity – that is, “Christian, urban, intercultural” – as the University endeavors to be a place of “uncommon character and enduring excellence where faith, learning, and service meet.” North Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission) and has been so since 1926.

North Park University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and programs including several pre-professional options such as law, medicine, and art therapy. Graduate programs are offered in the areas of business and nonprofit management, counseling psychology, education, music, and nursing and several adult degree completion and online programs are also offered through the School of Professional Studies, the School of Business and Nonprofit management, and the North Park Theological Seminary. North Park University’s total enrollment figure reaches over 3,000, including more than 2,000 undergraduate students. Approximately 70% of first-year students and over 47% of total undergraduates live on-campus in University-owned housing. North Park University’s tuition rates fall into the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $19,158. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, or loans, as do nearly 90% of all enrolled undergraduate students.

Net Price: $19,158

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MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Olathe, Kansas. Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, MNU was established in 1966 as the MidAmerica Nazarene College. MNU holds its accreditation through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Higher Learning Commission). MNU’s mission is to be a “transformative university that nurtures Christlike community, pursues academic excellence, and cultivates a passion to serve.” The University’s vision is to “impact the world for Jesus Christ through servant leaders recognized for their excellence, integrity, and spiritual vitality.” MNU operates multiple campuses including its main campus in Olathe, as well as the Santa Fe Commons Site, also in Olathe, KS, and the Liberty Site in Liberty, Missouri. MNU’s main campus is located just 19 miles southwest of Downtown Kansas City and features more than 100 acres with over 1,000 trees and 6,000 flower bulbs which are planted annually.

More than 40 undergraduate academic programs are offered by the MidAmerica Nazarene University as well as over a dozen graduate and professional degree programs. The top five major-picks of first-time freshmen are: Nursing, Elementary Education, Business Administration, Sports Management, and Ministry. MNU’s graduate and professional studies programs are offered in the areas of Counseling, Education, Business, and Nursing. MNU also offers several pre-professional programs, study abroad, and an honors program. Nearly 2,000 students are currently enrolled including over 1,300 undergraduates. Students under the age of 22 years, unless married or living at home with their parents/legal guardians, are required to live on-campus in one of the University-owned residencies. MNU offers nine residence halls which are divided into men’s and women’s halls. MNU’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $19,143. 90% of all full-time beginning undergraduates receive some type financial aid.

 

Net Price: $19,143

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Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University is a private, independent, non-denominational Christian institution located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Established in 1941 Cornerstone University began as the Baptist Bible Institute. By 1972 the school achieved its initial accreditation as a degree-granting institution and became known as the Grand Rapids Baptist College. In 1993 the College merged with the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music and in 1999 approval was granted by the State of Michigan for the College to become known as Cornerstone University. Today, Cornerstone University’s vision is to “create a thriving community of fully devoted followers of Jesus in a spiritually contagious, academically excellent, richly resourced, and culturally diverse learning environment that attracts outstanding students, faculty, and staff who influence our world for Christ, His church, and His kingdom.” The University’s mission is to “empower men and women to excel as influencers in our world for Christ by offering a student-focused learning community where Jesus Christ is central.”

Cornerstone University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1977. More than 100 undergraduate, graduate, seminary, online and adult learning degrees and programs are offered by Cornerstone University and each class is taught by professors who are passionate and care about their students. Cornerstone University’s undergraduate programs are sorted into several divisions including, Bible, Religion & Ministry; Business; Communication & Media; Humanities; Interdisciplinary Studies; Kinesiology, Science & Mathematics; Music; Social Science; and Teacher Education. Cornerstone University’s tuition rates are relatively low when compared to other schools of its type with a net price of $18,951. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, or student loans, as do approximately 87% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $18,951

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Nyack College

Nyack College is a private, Christian liberal arts college located in Nyack, New York. Nyack College is sponsored by the Christian and Missionary Alliance and is home to the official seminary of the denomination, the Alliance Theological Seminary. Nyack College began as the Missionary Training Institute, having been founded in New York City by Dr. A.B. Simpson in 1882. Simpson resigned from a prestigious New York City pastorate in order to create an interdenominational fellowship which would be devoted to serving unreached people. Nyack College’s mission has remained the same throughout the years, and that is through its various undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs, men and women would be prepared to “take the whole Gospel to the whole world.” Nyack College endeavors to “exalt Jesus Christ and fulfill its mission by being: Academically Excellent; Globally Engaged; Intentionally Diverse; Personally Transforming; and Socially Relevant.”

Nyack College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1962. The College operates multiple campuses including its Residential Rockland Campus in Nyack, NY and the Undergraduate New York City Campus on Washington Street. A variety of degrees and majors are offered through the College’s several colleges, schools, and seminary, including: the Alliance Theological Seminary; the College of Bible and Christian Ministry; College of arts and Science; School of Education; School of Music; School of Social Work; School of Business and Leadership; alliance Graduate School of Counseling; and the School of Nursing. In addition to its on-site programs, Nyack College also offers a number of online programs for non-traditional students. Nyack College’s tuition rates fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $18,904. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduates receive some form of financial aid as do approximately 94% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $18,904

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University of the Southwest

Located in Hobbs, New Mexico, the University of the Southwest (abbreviated USW) is a private, four-year Christian university. Formally established in 1962, USW began as an independent, non-denominational, four-year liberal arts college. USW is built on a foundation of Christian values with a mission to be a “Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.” USW holds regional accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is the highest form of accreditation possible for a university to achieve. More than fifty undergraduate majors (including specialties) are offered by USW in addition to a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Education – both of which are available with a number of specializations. All of USW’s graduate programs are offered fully online.

University of the Southwest boasts a total undergraduate enrollment figure of just over 300, with an average student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Over a dozen active student-led organizations are recognized by USW, including professional, academic honor, Christian ministry, and civic and cultural groups. Approximately 60% of undergraduate students live on campus in USW’s residence halls or apartment housing. USW’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for universities of its type with a net price of $18,823. Financial aid is available in the form of grant or scholarship aid, Pell grants, and Federal student loans; 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students at USW receive some type of aid. USW is also a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps to make tuition costs even more feasible for members and veterans of the United States armed forces.

Net Price: $18,823

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Oklahoma Christian University

Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian University (abbreviated OC) is a private, coeducational, comprehensive, Christian, liberal arts university. Situated on a 200 plus-acre area, OC’s campus is located in the northeast part of Oklahoma City and borders the city of Edmond. This strategic location allows students to enjoy the academic, cultural, and recreational benefits the large city has to offer, with the comforts and safety of a suburban atmosphere. OC was established in 1950 as Central Christian College and since that time the school has expanded and grown – both in numbers and in the range of programs offered. OC’s mission is to be a “higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.” Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1966, OC has received national recognitions by names such as U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

Oklahoma Christian University has a total enrollment figure of approximately 2,500, including nearly 2,000 undergraduate students. More than 60 majors and 30 additional areas of study are offered through OC’s five academic divisions, which include the College of Engineering and Computer Science; the College of Liberal Arts; and the College of Natural and Health Sciences. Graduate degrees offered by OC include the Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity, and the Master of Theological Studies. Over 80% of students live on campus in one of OC’s twelve residence halls and nine apartment complexes. OC’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for universities of its type, with a net price of $18,758. Approximately 99% of full-time beginning students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price:$18,758

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Montreat College

Located in Montreat, North Carolina, Montreat College is a private Christian liberal arts institution. Established in 1897, Montreat College is an interdenominational institution which was founded by John C. Collins, a Congregationalist minister from New Haven, Connecticut as the Mountain Retreat Association. By 1916 the school grew into a four-year preparatory and two-year college combination, known as the Montreat Normal School. Over the years, the institution continued to expand and by 1986 became a baccalaureate institution. Today, Montreat College is situated on a beautiful campus that is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Montreat College strives to be a “leader in Christ-centered higher education regionally, nationally, and globally” and the College’s mission is to be an “Christ-centered, liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career, all to impact the world for Jesus Christ.”  

Montreat College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs in a number of areas including: Bible & Religion; Business Administration; Psychology & Human Services; Education; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Management and Leadership; and many more. Several adult undergraduate programs and online degree programs are also offered. Montreat College’s mission is to educate “students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career, all to impact the world for Jesus Christ.” Montreat College has a total enrollment figure of nearly 1,000, including more than 700 undergraduate students; the average student to faculty ratio at the College is 12 to 1. Residential students are offered housing in one of Montreat College’s four residence halls. Tuition costs fall into the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $18,721. 100% of all full-time, beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $18,721

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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. Affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, Spring Arbor University was established by leaders of the denomination in 1873 as an academy for elementary and secondary grades. In 1923 a junior college was added to the academy and by 1930 all primary and intermediate classes were discontinued. Accreditation through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools was granted in 1960 and the name Spring Arbor College was adopted. In 2001 university status was achieved and the school became known as Spring Arbor University. Today, Spring Arbor University’s mission is to be “a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as a perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.”

Spring Arbor University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 4,000, including more than 2,500 undergraduate students. The University offers nearly 100 majors and programs and is made up of four schools, namely the Gainey School of Business, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Human Services. Several graduate programs are also offered both on site and online, including master’s degrees in Communication, Counseling, Education, Spiritual Formation and Leadership, TESOL, Business Administration, Nursing, Social Work, and more. Students stay busy with intramurals, concerts, and other on-campus events and housing is provided in the form of several residential halls. Spring Arbor University’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $18,634. Nearly 100% of all full-time beginning students receive some form of financial aid as do approximately 88% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $18,634

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Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Toccoa, Georgia on a beautiful 1,100 acre campus in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Toccoa Falls College was established in 1907 by founder R. A. Forrest as the Golden Valley Institute which was originally located in the Golden Valley community of North Carolina; it was in 1911 that the school moved to its current location. By 1937 the school’s four-year college program was chartered and the school was granted permission to confer its first Bachelor of Arts degree. Today, the mission of Toccoa Falls College is to “glorify God through seeking and developing Christian servant leaders who will impact the world with the love and message of Jesus Christ.” Toccoa Falls College’s vision is to “be known as a premier Christian college that uniquely integrates biblical truth, academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation within a caring community.”

Toccoa Falls College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1983. Nine undergraduate degree programs are offered through Toccoa Falls College’s three schools, which include the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Christian Ministries, and the School of Professional Studies. Toccoa Falls College has a total enrollment figure of nearly 1,000 with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Toccoa Falls College offers on-campus housing to students through its three residential halls, including two women’s halls and one men’s hall. Toccoa Falls College’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $18,604. 98% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $18,604

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King University

King University is a private, coeducational, Christian institution located in Bristol, Tennessee. Named in honor of the Reverend James King who donated 25 acres of land for the college’s first campus, King University was established in 1867 by the Holston Presbytery. In 1917 the school outgrew its first campus and the Reverend King’s grandson, Isaac Anderson, donated land on the east side of Bristol, which allowed the school to move to its current location. In 2013 the school, then known as King College, achieved university status and its name was changed to King University, in order to better reflect the master’s-level, comprehensive benchmark that the institution had achieved. King University’s mission is to “build meaningful lives of achievement and cultural transformation in Christ.” King University boasts a total enrollment figure of nearly 3,000– including more than 2,000 undergraduate students – with an average student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1947. King University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of the Arts & Sciences; Business & Economics; Education; Nursing; Christian Mission; Behavioral Science; and Communication, Information, and Design. King University’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. On-campus housing is available to students through the University’s five residential halls. King University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $18,504. 88% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $18,504

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Waynesburg University

Waynesburg University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A, Waynesburg University was established in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and is named in honor of Revolutionary War hero, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Waynesburg University’s mission is to educate students “to make connections between faith, learning and serving so that they might faithfully transform their communities and the world.” The University’s statement continues, “As a Christian comprehensive University, we strive to inspire and challenge every undergraduate and graduate student to a life of leadership and purpose for the glory of God.” Waynesburg University is one of only 21 institutions in the nation to offer the Bonner Scholar Program which awards more than a dozen community service scholarships to deserving students each year. The University is accredited through the Middle States Commission on higher Education and has been so since 1950

Waynesburg University currently has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000 students, including nearly 1,500 undergraduates. The average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1 and the student body male to female ratio is split nearly 50/50, with female students slightly outnumbering male. Waynesburg University offers more than 70 undergraduate academic concentrations; the top areas of study include business, communication, criminal justice, education, forensic science and nursing. Waynesburg University also offers several graduate programs, including a Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Nursing, and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Waynesburg University boasts one of the lowest tuition costs in the state of Pennsylvania with a net price of $18,401. Approximately 99% of all beginning, full-time undergraduates receive some form of financial aid as do 93% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $18,401

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Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal-LaGrange University (previously known as Hannibal-LaGrange College) is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Hannibal, Missouri. Affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention, Hannibal-LaGrange University came into existence in 1928 as the result of the merging of two schools: LaGrange College which was originally founded in 1858 as the LaGrange Male and Female Seminary, and Hannibal College. The University boasts a number of notable alumni, including Democratic Congressmember, Clarence Cannon; United States Representative, Asa Hodges; an NBA and college basketball coach; and others. Hannibal-LaGrange University’s vision is to “become one of the foremost Christian institutions of higher education in Missouri and in the surrounding region.” The University’s mission is “to provide an excellent liberal arts education in a distinctively Christian environment, thus preparing students for both personal and career effectiveness.” Hannibal-LaGrange University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, and has been so since 1958.

Hannibal-LaGrange University offers a variety of undergraduate programs in the areas of, Art; Biology, Chemistry, General Sciences; Business; Behavioral Science; Christian Studies; Computer Information Systems; Criminal Justice; Education; English; History and Political Science; Mathematics; Media Communication; Music; Nursing; Physical Education; and Theatre. In addition, a Master of Science in Education is also offered and the University has programs for Adult Degree Completion and Early Enrollment & Dual Credit for high school juniors and seniors. Online courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters and are available to both traditional on-campus students as well as non-traditional students. Hannibal-LaGrange University’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $18,367. Approximately 93% of all beginning, full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid as do 65% of all undergraduates.

Net Price: $18,367

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Lee University

Lee University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution of higher education located in Cleveland, Tennessee. Historically affiliated with the Church of God (of Cleveland, TN), Lee University was established in 1918, beginning as a small Bible institute; the University experienced its strongest growth since the 1980s when enrollment began to increase dramatically and the school first attained full university status. Today, Lee University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 5,000, including more than 4,500 undergraduate students. In 1960 Lee University achieved accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Lee University’s mission is to “provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts and sciences and in the practice of various professions.” The University’s mission statement continues, “The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.”

Lee University is made up of several colleges and schools, namely the College of Arts and Sciences, the Helen Devos College of Education, the School of Music, the School of Nursing, and the School of Religion. More than 50 undergraduate majors are offered as well as several graduate programs in the areas of Business (MBA), Counseling, Education, Music, and Religion. Lee University also has a Division of Adult Learning Graduate Studies and offers study abroad programs for undergraduate students. Lee University’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $18,139. Approximately 96% of all full-time beginning undergraduate students as well as roughly 74% of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, including grant or scholarship aid, Pell grants, or student loans.

Net Price: $18,139

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Howard Payne University

Located in Brownwood, Texas, Howard Payne University is a private Christian liberal arts institution. Established in June of 1889 for the purpose of preparing students for Christian ministry, the University is named in honor of Edward Howard Payne, who gave the lead monetary gift to start the university. Howard Payne University’s original purpose of honoring Christ has not changed and the University endeavors to provide students with an educational experience that integrates both faith and learning. Located on a beautiful eighty-acre, tree-line campus on the northern side of the Texas Hill Country, Howard Payne University’s students enjoy many off-campus visits to the nearby Lake Brownwood. Many students also participate in Howard Payne University’s intramural sporting competitions and the University is a member of the American Southwest Conference and boasts a dozen men’s and women’s teams.

Howard Payne University is recognized as a top tier institution and holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1948. Howard Payne University offers more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional degree programs through its seven schools of Business, Christian Studies, Education, Humanities, Music and Fine Arts, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. Just over 1,000 students are enrolled at the university, the majority of whom are undergraduate students. Howard Payne University is strongly committed to the residential experience and requires students to live on campus for four semesters, unless certain criteria are met. Howard Payne University’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $18,122. Several forms of financial aid are also available for students in the form of grants, scholarships, student loan aid, and etc.; approximately 99% of full-time, beginning students at Howard Payne University do receive some type of financial aid.

Net Profit:  $18,122

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Grace College and Seminary

Grace College & Seminary is a private, evangelical Christian institution of higher education, located in Winona Lake, Indiana and affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Grace Theological Seminary was founded first in 1937 while the College portion of the school did not come into existence until eleven years later in 1948. The institution was founded by Alva J. McClain, and others, who served its first president. Today, Grace College’s mission is to serve as an evangelical Christian learning community that is “dedicated to teaching, training and transforming the whole person for local church and global ministry” applying “biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing [students] for service.” Grace College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission) and has been so since 1976.

Grace College offers more than 65 majors through its liberal arts college which is made up of several schools, including the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Behavioral Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Ministry Studies. A number of graduate programs are also offered including a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Master of Arts in Ministry Studies; Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs (ORCA); Master of Science in Athletic Administration; and a Master of Science in Medical Device Quality Management. In addition to these, Grace also offers a number of online programs and seminary programs. Grace College & Seminary has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000, including over 1,800 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Grace’s tuition costs are relatively low, compared to other institutions of its type, with a net price of $18,108. 98% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $18,108

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Bethel College--IN

Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, Bethel College is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution. Bethel College was established in 1947, though College traces its roots back to the vision of Mennonite Brethren in Christ (MBC) founder, Daniel Brenneman who first called for a training institute in 1893. This vision was ultimately carried by J.A. Huffman who pressed the case for establishing a Christian liberal arts college; it was Huffman who suggested the name Bethel, which means “house of God.” However, it was not until the mid 1940s that the church gave formal approval to establish the school and in 1944 land for the college was finally purchased. Bethel is affiliated with the Missionary Church and defines itself as a “community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world.” Bethel College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1971.

Bethel College offers more than 50 areas of undergraduate study including the areas of Art, Biology & Chemistry, Business, Communication & Media Arts, Education, History & Contemporary Studies, Humanities, Kinesiology, Literature & Languages, Math & Engineering Sciences, Music, Nursing, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Sign Language Interpreting, and Theatre Arts. A number of graduate-level programs are also offered including Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Ministry, Master of Education, Master of Science, and Master of Theological Studies. Bethel College has a total enrollment of nearly 1,800, including 1,600 undergraduate students; the average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Bethel College offers a variety of on-campus living options including men’s and women’s dormitories, Intentional Living Communities, and married student housing. Bethel College’s tuition costs are relatively low compared to other universities of its type with a net price of $18,079.

Net Price: $18,079

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Regent University

Regent University is a private, Christian research institution, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Established in 1977, the University was founded as the Christian Broadcasting Network University by CBN founder, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, for the purpose of “preparing leaders who would not only succeed in their professions, but also advance as Christians equipped to effectively impact their world.” Accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges was granted in 1984 and in 1990, the University adopted its current name. Regent University’s mission is to serve “as a center for Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world.” Regent University has received multiple national awards and recognitions, including being named a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report in 2015; receiving an “A” rating by ACTA (one of only 24 universities in the nation to have received this honor); and being named one of the 2015 Military-Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs.

Regent University offers a wide range of academic programs, ranging from undergraduate majors to graduate-level programs. More than 95 different and fully accredited areas of study are offered by Regent University both on campus and online through the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and seven graduate schools. The University’s Online Bachelor’s programs have been ranked the best in Virginia and #17 in the country. Regent University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 6,000 students, including more than 2,000 undergraduates; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 32 to 1. Regent University offers on-campus housing options including Regent Commons, a community for single undergraduate students ages 17 to 24 and Regent Village. Regent University’s net tuition costs are $17,986 and 99% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

Net Price: $17,986

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Sterling College

Sterling College is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution located in Sterling, Kansas. Established in 1887, Sterling College was originally founded as the Cooper Memorial College by the Synod of Kansas of the United Presbyterian Church of North America. In 1920 the institution adopted its current name of Sterling College; today, though the College affirms the historical ties it held to the Reformed tradition, Sterling College has developed strategic partnerships with Christian churches of various denominations and with evangelical organizations for the purpose of advancing the College’s mission and vision. Sterling College’s vision is to “be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant leadership development-focused, liberal arts experience in the Great plains” with a mission to “develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.” Sterling College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Sterling College awards baccalaureate degrees and offers over 90 programs of study, including in the areas of Art & Design, Biblical Studies, Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Christian Ministries, Communication & Media Arts, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Health Science, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Sports Management, Theatre Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Pre-Professional Studies, and much more. Sterling College has a total enrollment figure of more than 700 students, all of whom are undergraduates. On-campus student housing is offered in one of the College’s residence halls, which are divided between male and female dormitories. A variety of student-led clubs and organizations exist, providing ample opportunity for students to interact with one another and with faculty outside of the classroom. Sterling College’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $17,909. 100% of all full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid>

Net Price: $17,909

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John Brown University

Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, John Brown University is a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts institution. Established in 1919, John Brown University was founded by evangelist John E. Brown whose vision was to provide an interdenominational, Christian education that would benefit needy students who might not otherwise be able to obtain such an education. During the institution’s early years, tuition was paid for through student’s labor in jobs such as carpentry as they helped to construct the buildings on the school’s campus. By 1934 the school had experienced much growth and change, becoming a four-year university; however, the school’s original mottos have remained the same even to this day, that is, “Christ over all, and Head, Heart and Hand.” Today, John Brown University’s vision is to be a “Christ-centered, interdenominational university that leads the nation in integrating faith and learning, fostering holistic spiritual formation, promoting pragmatic liberal arts education, and preparing people to follow Christ’s call to serve others in all areas of life.”.

John Brown University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1962. John Brown University offers forty undergraduate majors and ten graduate degree programs. John Brown University boasts a total enrollment figure of nearly 3,000, including more than 2,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. On-campus housing is offered to students in one of John Brown University’s several residence halls, townhouses, or apartment housing. Students at John Brown University enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities; a wide range of student-led clubs and organizations exist, catering to a variety of interests, as well as intramural sports. John Brown University’s net tuition price is $17,578 and 99% of all full-time, beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $17,578

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Harding University

Located in Searcy, Arkansas, Harding University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution. Harding University formally began in 1924 when it was established as the result of a merger between two junior colleges, the Arkansas Christian College and Harper College. The combined schools were named Harding College (and later renamed Harding University in 1979 the college achieved university status) in honor of James A. Harding, a preacher, teacher and Christian educator who inspired others with “an enthusiasm for Christian education.” Harding University is “committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences” and serves a “diverse coeducational student body from across the United States and around the world”. The University’s main mission is to “provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals.” Harding University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1954.

Harding University offers more than 10 undergraduate degrees in over 100 majors, as well as 14 professional programs and 15 graduate and professional degrees through its colleges of Allied Health, Arts & Humanities, Bible & Ministry, Business Administration, Education, Honors, Nursing, and Pharmacy & Sciences. Harding University has a total enrollment figure of more than 6,000, including over 4,400 undergraduate students. On-campus housing is available to students in the form of several residence halls (which are divided by gender) and student apartments. Harding University’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Harding University’s net price is $17,578 and 97% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $17,578

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Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University is a private, independent, comprehensive institution located in North Charleston, South Carolina. Previously known as the Baptist College at Charleston, Charleston Southern University is one of the largest, private, accredited institutions in the state of South Carolina and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Formally established in 1964, the first classes were held in fall of 1965 in the buildings of the First Baptist Church of Charleston. By 1966 the buildings on the school’s recently acquired land were ready for use and in 1970 the school was granted full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. In 1991 university status was granted and the school’s current name of Charleston Southern University was adopted. Today, the University’s vision is “to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.” Charleston Southern University’s mission is to promote “academic excellence in a Christian Environment.”

Charleston Southern University offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs with degree offerings in Nursing, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Education, Health Sciences, Business, Technology, Music, Christian Studies, and more. Nine graduate programs are also offered with degree options including Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Christian Studies, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Organizational Management, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Education. A number of online degree programs are also offered in areas such as Business, Technology, Computer Science, Nursing, Christian Studies and Criminal Justice. Charleston Southern University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 3,500, including nearly 3,000 undergraduate students. The University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $17,417. Financial aid is available to students and approximately 99% of all full-time beginning undergraduates receive some type of aid.

Net Price: $17,417

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Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a small, private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Shawnee, Oklahoma, about 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City. OBU is owed by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and was established in 1910. For more than a decade, OBU has been named one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report. OBU has also been named one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review among other national recognitions and accolades. A total of 10 bachelor’s degrees in more than 80 areas of study as well as five master’s degrees, and several certificate programs are offered by OBU. The University holds its accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and operates under the mission to transform lives “by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of a high calling of God in Christ.”

Oklahoma Baptist University boasts a total enrollment figure of nearly 2,000, the majority of whom are undergraduate students. OBU’s student body is filled with diversity, with representatives from at least 40 states and 35 foreign countries.  Students under the age of 21 years are required to live on OBU’s campus and OBU offers a number of students housing options ranging from traditional residence hall to apartment complexes and suite complexes. Tuition cost at OBU falls into the lower range for universities of its type, with a net price of $17,320. Financial aid is also available in the form of federal grants, Pell grants, student loan aid, and other grant or scholarship aid; 100% of full-time beginning undergraduates receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price:  $17,320

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Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a private, coeducational, comprehensive, Christian liberal arts institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1901Trevecca Nazarene University was established as the Pentecostal Literary and Bible Training School by Cumberland Presbyterian minister, J. O. McClurkan. Originally affiliated with the the Pentecostal Alliance, the school’s name was changed to Trevecca College for Christian Workers in 1911 after the school began offering bachelor’s degrees. In 1917, the school became an official college of the Church of Nazarene and experienced in 1995 was granted university status. Trevecca Nazarene University’s mission is to be a “Christian community providing education for leadership and service.” The University’s purpose and intent is that its “graduates be socially-conscious, globally-aware, and actively-engaged individuals who are developing holistically in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual areas of being.” Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1969.

Trevecca Nazarene University offers variety of undergraduate, graduate, adult degree completion, and online programs. Trevecca Nazarene University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000, including over 1,500 undergraduate students; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Trevecca Nazarene University offers on-campus housing to students through its several residence halls and requires that all students under the age of 23 live on-campus, with certain exceptions. Trevecca Nazarene University’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Trevecca Nazarene University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $17,156. 98% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price:  $17,156

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Shorter University

Located in Rome, Georgia, Shorter University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution. In 1873 Shorter University was established as an all-women’s college called the Cherokee Baptist Female College by Luther Rice Gwanltney, the pastor of Rome Baptist Church. The school was renamed Shorter Female College In 1877 in honor of Alfred and Martha Shorter who made generous financial contributions to the college. In the 1950’s the college became coeducational and began to admit male students for the first time. In 2010 the school changed its name to Shorter University in order to better reflect the school’s expansion and growth. Today, Shorter University’s mission is to advance “God’s Kingdom through a commitment to academic excellence, spiritual growth, Christian leadership, and global service within the context of a biblical worldview.” Shorter University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1923. Shorter University offers several undergraduate and graduate programs through its seven colleges and schools as well as several online programs.

Shorter University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 1,500, the majority of whom are undergraduate students; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. On-campus housing is offered to students through the University’s several residence halls. Shorter University’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Shorter University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $17,029. 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $17,029

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York College

York College is a private, four-year institution of higher education located in York, Nebraska, on a 50 acre campus, approximately 50 miles west of the city of Lincoln. York College’s roots reach back to 1890 when the school was originally established by the United Brethren Church and York citizens for the purpose of establishing a church-related institution. In 1946 the school came under the control of the Evangelical United Brethren Church as the result of a merger between the Evangelical Church and the United Brethren. Over the next several years, York College experienced much change in focus and direction of its programs. In 1988 the College began transitioning to a senior college status and in 1989 was granted accreditation through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Today, York College’s mission is to “transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society.”

York College offers a wide range of academic programs through the departments of Biblical Studies; Business; Communication; Criminal Justice; Education; English; History; Mathematics; Music; Natural Sciences; Physical Education; and Psychology. Several pre-professional programs are also offered, including pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, pre-chiropractic, pre-medical technology, pre-pharmacy, and pre-physician assistant. York College awards degrees and both the undergraduate and graduate-levels and offers several programs which are available online. York College places a high value on the campus-living experience and expects all of its students to reside on-campus. Two residence halls and two on-campus apartment complexes provide housing for students. York College’s tuition costs are relatively low for institutions of its type with a net price of $16,686. Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, grants and loans, and work study programs.

Net Price: $16,686

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Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University is a historically Baptist, private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. In 1851 Carson-Newman University was established as the Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary, the result of a ten-year effort of five early East Tennessee Baptists. Shortly after its founding, the school’s name was changed to Mossy Creek Baptist College and in 1880 the name was again switched Carson College in honor of James Harvey Carson who donated a portion of his estate to the school. In 1889 the Carson College combined with Newman College, an all-female institution, and merged both names together to create the Carson-Newman College; in 2012 when the school achieved university status the school’s current name was adopted. Carson-Newman University’s vision is to be “the Christian liberal arts-based university of choice in the Southeast for education and service” with a mission to help “students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders.” Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1927.

Carson-Newman University offers a wide variety of undergraduate majors and programs along with several adult degree completion and master’s degree programs which may be earned either on-campus or online. Carson-Newman University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000, including over 1,700 undergraduate students; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. All full-time students are required to live on campus with a few exceptions; Carson-Newman University offers on-campus housing to students through its several residence halls and apartments which are split between men’s and women’s residencies. Carson-Newman University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $16,662. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships>

Net Price: $16,662

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Campbellsville University

Located in the city of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Campbellsville University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Campbellsville University was established in 1906, beginning as an all-boy’s school founded by the Russell Creek Baptist Association, called the Russell Creek Academy. Over the years the Academy gradually evolved into a fully accredited college, adding to its offerings and creating a four-year curriculum. As the school continued to expand, several graduate programs were also eventually added and in 1996 the college achieved university status, adopting its current name. Today Campbellsville University offers a variety of programs and degrees through its several colleges and schools including the Carver School of Social Work & Counseling; College of Arts & Sciences; School of Business & Economics; School of Education; School of Music; School of Nursing; School of Theology; and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Several programs are offered also offered to non-traditional students in an online format.

Campbellsville University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has been so since 1963. The University has a total enrollment figure of more than 3,400, including approximately 3,000 undergraduate students; the University’s student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Campbellsville University offers students a variety of on-campus housing options including several residence halls and men’s and women’s villages. Campbellsville University’s tuition rates fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $16,576. Approximately 98% of all full-time, beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid, whether in the form of grants, scholarships, or student loans, as do 70% of all undergraduate students. In addition, Campbellsville University is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program which assists servicemembers and veterans, making continuing education costs more feasible.

Net Price: $16,576

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Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University (FPU) is a private institution of higher education located in Fresno, California and the University holds the distinction of being the only accredited Christian university in California’s Central Valley. While the university’s main 50 acre campus is located in the south east Fresno area, FPU also operates four regional campuses throughout Central California. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1961. Established in 1944, FPU offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through its five growing schools – School of Business; School of Education; School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences; School of Natural Sciences; and the Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Ranked in the top tier of their category by U.S. News & World Report, all of FPU’s programs emphasize Christian values, ethics, and character development.

Fresno Pacific University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 3,500, including more than 2,600 undergraduate students. A number of these students are the first in their families to ever attend college and as one of the Top 10 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS), FPU has a high percentage of students who are of Hispanic decent. FPU guarantees that its students will graduate within four years and the University boasts fairly high retention and graduation rates. FPU places strong emphasis on the on-campus living experience and requires that students under 21 years of age live on campus. Housing is offered with four different style options: modules, suites, apartments, and houses. Each house style is unique and offers its own advantages. FPU’s tuition rates fall in the lower range for universities of its type with a net price of $16,167. Approximately 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive aid.

Net Price: $16,167

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Bryan College

Located in Dayton, Tennessee, Bryan College is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution. Bryan College was established in 1930 in direct response to the famous Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925. It was William Jennings Bryan who provided the inspiration for the college, as it was his express desire that an institution would be built in Dayton which would “teach truth from a Biblical perspective.” Originally named the William Jennings Bryan University, the school’s original goal was to provide “for the purpose of establishing, conducting and perpetuating a university for the higher education of men and women under auspices distinctly Christian and spiritual, as a testimony to the supreme glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Divine inspiration and infallibility of the Bible.” The school was later designated the William Jennings Bryan College in 1958; the name was then shorted to its current form in 1993. Today, Bryan College remains committed to its founding goal, adding that its mission is to educate “students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.”

Bryan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1969. Bryan College offers a number of residential undergraduate degree programs as well as adult and graduate studies. More than 1,500 students are enrolled at the College, the majority of whom are undergraduates; Bryan College’s average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. On-campus housing is offered to students in the form of both residential halls and student townhouses.  Bryan College campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Bryan College’s net cost of tuition is $16,153 and approximately 95% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price:  $16,153

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Mississippi College

Located in Clinton, Mississippi, Mississippi College is a private, coeducational, comprehensive Christian institution of the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies. The second-oldest Baptist-affiliated college in the United States as well as the oldest college in the state of Mississippi, Mississippi College was established in 1826. Mississippi College’s long and rich history spans nearly two centuries; the school has survived multiple wars and experienced its fair share of growth and change. In 1831 Mississippi College became the first coeducational college in the United States to grant degrees to women. Mississippi College’s vision is “to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ”. Mississippi College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1922. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered at Mississippi College through its seven schools, including Business, Christian Studies & the Arts, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Nursing, and Science & Mathematics

Mississippi College has a total enrollment figure of nearly 5,000, including approximately 3,000 undergraduate students; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. On-campus housing at Mississippi College is available to students through the school’s several residence halls which are split between men’s and women’s dormitories. Mississippi College’s campus is home to wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Mississippi College’s tuition cost falls in the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $16,017. Approximately 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $16,017

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Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University is a private four-year and graduate university located in Central, South Carolina. In 1906 Southern Wesleyan University was established as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute by representatives of the Wesleyan Methodist churches in South Carolina and surrounding states. Renamed multiple times throughout its first eighty-plus years, it was not until 1994 that the school achieved university status and adopted its current name of Southern Wesleyan University. Today, the mission of Southern Wesleyan University’s is to be a “Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.” Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1973. Southern Wesleyan University offers a wide variety of traditional undergraduate programs as well graduate and adult learning programs which are offered in the evenings and online.

Southern Wesleyan University has a total enrollment figure of more than 1,700, over 1,000 undergraduate students; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. On-campus student housing is available in Southern Wesleyan University’s three residential halls and student apartments. Southern Wesleyan University campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Southern Wesleyan University’s tuition rates fall into the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $15,921. 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students and 90% of all undergraduates do receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships>

Net Price: $15,921

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Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution, located on a 40 acre campus in Bethany, Oklahoma , just west of Oklahoma City. , Southern Nazarene University is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene and was established in 1899, having grown out of several small colleges that were committed to the training of individuals for the service of God and their fellow man. Southern Nazarene University’s mission is clear: “To make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ-centered community.” A wide range of academic programs and degrees are offered at Southern Nazarene University; the University is made up of multiple colleges, including the College of Humanities; College of Natural, Social & Health Sciences; College of Professional & Graduate Studies; and the College of Teaching & Learning. Southern Nazarene University has held accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1956.

Southern Nazarene University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,200, including over 1,700 undergraduate students. The university places a high value on the campus living experience and strongly encourages all undergraduate students to live on-campus as part of Southern Nazarene University’s residential community. Student housing is offered through a number of residence halls, apartments, and townhouses, including the Asbury Apartments, Chapman Apartments, and Imel Townhouses which are reserved for upper-class students. Southern Nazarene University’s tuition cost fall into the lower range for universities of its type in the Midwest with a net price of $15,866. A variety of financial aid opportunities are available for students at Southern Nazarene University, including federal and state aid and university and non-university scholarships. Approximately 98% of all full-time beginning undergraduate students at Southern Nazarene University receive some form of financial assistance.

Net Price: $15,866

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Warner University

Warner University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Lake Wales, Florida in the geographic center of the state between Tampa and Orlando. Established in 1968, Warner University was originally founded by pastors and laity within the Church of God denomination as Warner Southern College; in 2008 the school adopted its current name in order to better reflect the variety of programs offered. The mission of Warner University is to “graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence and Christian character, who are prepared to lead and committed to serve.” Warner University’s vision states that its goal is for students to possess “a biblical view of Christ as creator and sustainer of the universe, and be persuaded in their understanding of Him to enjoy His presence, to seek His mind and to fulfill His purpose with passion and authenticity.” Warner University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1977.

Warner University offers more than 25 liberal arts and professional undergraduate majors as well as three graduate level programs through its three academic schools, the School of Ministry, Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and the School of Education. Warner University has a total enrollment figure of more than 1,000, the majority of whom are undergraduate students; the University’s average student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. On-campus housing is available to students in one of Warner University’s four residence halls. Warner University’s campus is home to wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Warner University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for degrees of its type with a net price of $15,865. 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

Net Price: $15,865

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Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University (abbreviated SBU) is a private, Christian institution of higher education, located in Bolivar, Missouri. Though its main campus is located in Bolivar, SBU actually operates a total of four Missouri campuses which are also located in Mountain View, Salem, and Springfield. Affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention (which, in turn, is part of the Southern Baptist Convention), SBU was originally established as the Southwest Bible College in 1878 by founders Abner S. Ingman and James R. Maupin. The early college received its fair share of trials and obstacles, but despite these struggles, the school continued to grow and achieved university status in 1981, at which time its name was changed to Southern Baptist University.  Today, SBU’s mission is to be a “Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.”

Southwest Baptist University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1957. More than 80 degree programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including in the areas of Art; Biblical Studies; Natural Sciences; Education; Business; Christian Ministry; Communication; Computer Information Science; Criminal Justice; English; Exercise Science; History; Intercultural Studies; Health Sciences; Journalism; Social Work; Music; Spanish; Nursing; Psychology; and several pre-professional programs including Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, and Pre-Health. SBU has a total enrollment figure of more than 3,500, including nearly 3,000 undergraduate students, with a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Students under the age of 21 are required to live on-campus in university housing, unless living at home with parents/legal guardians. SBU’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $15,708. Approximately 80% of all full-time, first-time students receive some form of financial aid as do nearly 75% of all undergraduates.

Net Price: $15,708

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Belhaven University

Belhaven University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1883 Belhaven University was established as the Belhaven College for Young Ladies by Lewis Fitzhugh; later, the college was donated to the Presbyterian Church of the United States. In 1954 Belhaven University became a fully coeducational institution after the school’s Board of Trustees voted to allow the enrollment of male students. The mission of Belhaven University is to prepare “students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.” Belhaven University’s mission statement continues, “by developing servant leaders who value integrity, compassion, and justice in all aspects of their lives, the University prepares people to serve, not to be serve.”

Belhaven University offers a variety of traditional undergraduate programs as well as online, adult & professional and graduate-level programs. Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1946. The University has a total enrollment figure of more than 4,000, including more than 2,500 undergraduate students; the average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. All full-time freshman and sophomore students under the age of 21 are required to live on-campus, unless certain criteria are met. On-campus housing is available in one of the University’s several residence halls. Belhaven University’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom.  Belhaven University’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $15,527. 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $15,527

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North Greenville University

Located in Tigerville, South Carolina, North Greenville University is a private, comprehensive, Christian institution, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Established in 1891, North Greenville University began as the North Greenville High School, which grew the North Greenville Baptist Academy. By 1934 the academy expanded to include a junior college and the eventually the school achieved university status in 2006, at which time it also adopted its current name. North Greenville University’s mission is to “prepare students to become better contributing members of society by educating the whole person through an integration of academic discipline, a Christian worldview and lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience while offering students exceptional opportunities for spiritual growth, academic training, and Christian service.” The University’s mission continues, “Christ is preeminent in all University curricular and co-curricular programs, teaching, research, and service activities.”

North Greenville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1957. North Greenville University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its seven colleges: the College of Business & Sport Professions; College of Christian Studies; College of Communication; College of Education; College of Fine Arts; College of Humanities; and the College of Science and Math. North Greenville University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 2,500, the majority of which are undergraduate students. North Greenville University’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. North Greenville University’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $15,422. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $15,422

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Williams Baptist College

Located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Williams Baptist College is a private, coeducational, four-year institution of higher education. Originally named the Southern Baptist College, the school was established in 1941 and began operations as a two-year college. In 1984 the college awarded its first baccalaureate degrees and it was not until 1991 that the college adopted its current name of William Baptist College in honor of founder and first president, Dr. H. E. Williams. Williams Baptist College is operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1963. The College’s mission is to “provide an excellent, holistically Christian, liberal arts education, while compassionately shaping students lives.” William Baptist College’s vision is to “produce exceptional graduates prepared to engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview.”

More than 25 majors and pre-professional programs are offered by Williams Baptist College, including in the areas of Art, Business, Christian Ministries, Communication Arts, Education, English, History, Music, Natural Science, and Psychology. Williams Baptist College boasts a total enrollment figure of just over 550 students, all of whom are undergraduates; the average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.  Williams Baptist College’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $14,955. Financial aid is available to students in the form of grants, scholarships, and federal student loans and Williams Baptist College is also a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program which helps to make education costs more affordable to veterans and those who are currently serving in the military. 100% of all full-time, first-time students receive some type of financial aid as do 91% of all undergraduate students.

Net Price: $14,955

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Central Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of Kansas is a private, evangelical Christian institution of higher education located in McPherson, Kansas. Affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, Central was originally established in Nebraska in 1884 as the Orleans Seminary by Free Methodist preacher, Reverend C.M. Damon and his wife. In 1914 the institution relocated to its present location of McPherson, Kansas and was renamed Central Academy and College; it was at this time that the first two years of college were added to the school’s curriculum. Shortly after, in 1918, Central Academy and College was granted accreditation from the Kansas State Department of Education, making it the oldest accredited junior college in the state. Over the next several years, the College continued to grow, changing its name multiple times before settling on its current moniker in 1999. Today, Central is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award both associates and baccalaureate degrees.

The mission of Central Christian College of Kansas is to “provide Christ-centered Education for Character.” Students of all religious preferences are welcome and the College boasts an enrollment figure of just over 1,000; Central’s student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Though small in size, Central offers a remarkable variety of undergraduate programs which may be taken in Central’s intimate classroom setting or in an online format. Central offers a dozen main academic areas of study, including the areas of aviation, business, communication arts, education, English, Healthcare Administration, liberal studies, ministry & theology, music, psychology, science & math, social sciences, and sports science & health. Central’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for schools of its type with a net price of $14,814. Approximately 85% of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, whether through grants, scholarships, or student loans.

Net Price: $14,814

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Emmanuel College

Located in Franklin Springs, Georgia, Emmanuel College is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution. The institution began in 1919 when it was established as the Franklin Springs Institute, offering high school courses and three college level courses at its start. In 1931 the school was forced to shut down due to the Great Depression, but upon its reopening two years later, the board set new priorities and the institution began to make a real shift from operating as a high school into a college. In 1939 the name Emmanuel College was adopted and by 1991 the college had achieved its four-year accreditation. Today, Emmanuel College’s mission is to be a “Christ-centered liberal arts institution that strives to prepare students to become Christlike disciples who integrate faith, learning and living for effective careers, scholarship and service.” Emmanuel College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1967. Emmanuel College offers both bachelors and associate degree programs in a wide variety of majors through its four schools.

Emmanuel College has a total enrollment figure of more than 800 students with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. All full-time students are required to live on Emmanuel College’s campus in one of the college-owned residence halls, with certain exceptions. Emmanuel College’s campus is home to variety student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Emmanuel College’s tuition costs fall in the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $14,804. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $14,804

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Louisiana College

Located in Pineville, Louisiana, Louisiana College is a private, coeducational, Christian institution. Louisiana College was formally established on October 3, 1906 in affiliation with the Louisiana Baptist Convention; the first classes were held in tents with just four professors and nineteen students. Edwin O. Ware Sr., a Baptist clergyman and educator, is considered to be the school’s principal founder; he served as the institution’s financial agent from 1906 to 1907 and then as the college’s first president from 1908 to 1909. Louisiana College mission is to “provide liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Louisiana College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1923.

Louisiana College offers a variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs through its several academic divisions of Business, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Christian Studies, History & Political Science, Human Behavior, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts, Media and Communications, Nursing and Allied Health, and the Caskey School of Divinity. Total enrollment at Louisiana College reaches more than 1,000, the majority of which are undergraduate students; the average student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. On-campus housing is available for students in the form of three dormitories and three apartment complexes. Louisiana College’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Louisiana College’s net tuition cost is $14,002 and 99% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $14,002

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Judson College--AL

Located in Marion, Alabama, Judson College is a private, Christian institution of higher education and one of the oldest women’s college in the United States. One of the first of its kind in the United States, Judson College was established in 1838 and named in honor of Ann Hasseltine Judson who was the first American woman to serve as a missionary in a foreign land. Originally named The Judson Female Institute, the College has been affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention since its earliest days and was founded by businesswoman Julia Tarrant Barron and General Edwin Davis King along with the support of members of the Siloam Baptist Church. Judson College is “dedicated to maturing its students into well-adjusted and productive citizens through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, the promotion of service, and the development of character.” Judson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1925.

Judson College offers 20 academic majors, 22 minors, and 10 pre-professional programs. Judson College boasts a total enrollment figure of nearly 400 undergraduate students – with an average student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. On-campus housing is available to students in three different residence halls, the Ann Kirtley Hall, the Julia Barron Hall, and the WMU residence hall. Judson College campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Judson College’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type, with a net price of $13,901. 100% of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $13,901

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Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of biblical higher education located in Greenville, South Carolina. Evangelist Bob Jones, Sr. founded the school in 1927 with a vision to establish a training center for Christians that would be “distinguished by its academic excellence, refined standards of behavior, and opportunities to appreciate the performing and visual arts” and in which “Christ would be the center of all thought and conduct.” Throughout its early years, the college made a several moves before settling into its current location in Greenville. Today, Bob Jones University’s mission is, “within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts higher education… to grow Christlike character that is scripturally discipline, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming and focused above.”

Bob Jones University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its colleges and schools – the School of Religion; College of Arts & Sciences; School of Business; School of Education; School of Fine Arts & Communication; and the Seminary & Graduate School of Religion. The university’s top ten academic programs are: Accounting; Bible; Biblical Counseling; Biology; Business Administration; Criminal Justice; Elementary Education; Engineering; Graphic Design; and Nursing. Tuition costs at Bob Jones University fall into the lower range for schools of its type; the University’s net tuition price is $13,364. Financial aid is available to students in a number of different forms, including grants, scholarships, loans, student jobs, and veteran aid. 95% of students at Bob Jones University apply for grants and scholarships and receive them. Bob Jones University also provides aid for eligible students in addition to the federal and state programs that are available.

Net Price: $13,364

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Erskine College

Located in Due West, South Carolina, Erskine College is a private, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education. Established in 1839, Erskine College originally began as an academy for men founded by the Associate Reformed Synod of the South; the school was named after Pastor Ebenezer Erskine, one of the founders of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. In 1894 the first female students were admitted into the college and by 1899 Erskine College became officially coeducational. Erskine College’s mission is to “glorify God as a Christian academic community where students are equipped to flourish as whole persons for lives of service through the pursuit of undergraduate liberal arts and graduate theological education”. Erskine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1925. Erskine College offers 18 undergraduate majors in addition to its graduate programs.

Erskine College has a total enrollment figure of more than 700, including approximately 600 undergraduate students; the average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. As a residential institution, all of Erskine College’s students are expected to reside on-campus in one of the college’s Residence Halls and to eat in the College’s dining hall throughout their normal academic term for the purpose of experiencing and benefiting the most from the opportunities that Erskine College has to offer. Erskine College’s campus is home to a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations and there are a number of ways for students to become involved and connected with fellow students outside of the classroom. Erskine College’s tuition costs fall into the lower range for institutions of its type with a net price of $11.986. All of Erskine College’s of full-time beginning undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships.

Net Price: $11,986

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College of the Ozarks

The College of the Ozarks (commonly referred to as C of O) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located on a 1,000 acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri.  From its earliest days back in 1907, C of O has adopted and followed a highly unique practice of having students work to earn their keep rather than pay tuition. Through the combination of state grants, scholarships and the school’s on-campus work program students are charged a grand total of $0 in tuition costs; as a result C of O has earned the nicknamed “Hard Work U”. Placing a strong emphasis on “character” education, C of O is committed to providing students with a quality Christian education, especially students who are found worthy but lack the means to obtain such an education. C of O openly discourages debt and does not participate in any federal, state or private loan programs; the university further leads by example and has no institutional debt of any kind.

In addition to the real-world work experience the school’s tuition program provides, the College of the Ozarks offers a variety of academic programs with more than 25 majors, 36 minors, and several pre-professional programs. Academic programs include agriculture; biblical & theological studies; biology; business; communication arts; computer sciences; criminal justice; educating; engineering; family studies and social services; hotel and restaurant management; military science; nursing; psychology; and theatre. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. In order to help cover their portion of the cost of their tuition, students spend 15 hours each week working at an assigned campus work station plus two additional 40-hour weeks which are scheduled during weeks when class is not in session. 100% of all C of O’s students also receive some type of financial aid, including grant or scholarship aid.

Net Price:  $0