Colleges by chenmeixiu



The twenty-nine independent, accredited colleges and
universities which relate to the United Church of
Christ are institutions of the liberal arts and sciences,
offering a wide variety of career and pre-professional
programs. While some have graduate programs, their
primary commitment is to undergraduate education.

These are small campuses, with enrollments ranging
from about 500 to over 3,000 students, with emphasis on
close relations between faculty and students and a
strong sense of community. A student is not simply "a
number" at these schools.

These institutions seek in a variety of ways to
reassert moral values, the importance of social
responsibility, and an ethic of service. Most have campus ministry
programs with an ecumenical focus.

Six of the institutions are historically African-American:
Dillard University, Fisk University, Huston-Tillotson College,
LeMoyne-Owen College, Talladega College, and Tougaloo College.

Two of the colleges primarily serve women students:
Cedar Crest College and Hood College. Note, however,
that the extensive Lifelong Learning opportunities at
Cedar Crest College are open to both men and women. Hood
College enrolls male commuting students, and its
graduate program is coeducational.

The enrollment information shown for each institution
is approximate and may vary somewhat from year to year.

Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
608-363-2500 or 800-356-0751

Founded in 1846, Beloit College has a history of
promoting international understanding and works to combine
this understanding with the best professors, students,
and a small college environment. Students come from 48
states and 48 countries. Beloit ranks among the top
fifty colleges in the United States in significant
contributions to international studies and service, to
business leadership, and to scientific research and
medicine. Enrollment Full Time: 1,100

Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
507-663-4000 or 800-995-CARL (2275)

At Carleton students major in liberal arts and science
disciplines but may also complete such concentrations
as African/African-American, East Asian, Latin
American, Literature and Film, Russian, and Women's Studies.
Carleton has the largest number of National Merit
Scholars of any small college. The college is committed to
meeting the financial need of students accepted for
admission. About 60 percent of Carleton's students study
abroad; 75 percent begin graduate study within five
years of graduation. Enrollment: 1,700

Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144-2488
704-637-4402 or 800-CATAWBA

Located near Charlotte, N.C., Catawba blends liberal
studies and career preparation with personal
development. The Catawba experience is marked by strong
academics, a caring faculty, and an emphasis on values. B.S.,
B.A. and B.F.A. degrees are offered in 40 majors.
Academics are strengthened by computer facilities, an
ecological preserve, and a performing arts school. NCAA
Division II athletics, diverse intramurals, and a
thriving volunteer program are offered. Enrollment: 1,300

Offers merit grants and scholarships, determined by
grade point average and SAT/ACT scores.

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196
610-437-4471 or 800-360-1222

Cedar Crest College has a long tradition of providing
quality educational and leadership opportunities for
women. Since 1989, the College has been recognized by
U.S. News & World Report as a top liberal arts college.
Students choose from 35 majors and preprofessional
programs, including new degree programs in nutrition and
a master's in nursing. Internships at more than 300
companies and participation in more than 50 student
organizations are offered. Enrollment Full Time: 820; part
time, 760

UCC freshmen are eligible for renewable $1,000 Cort
Grants. Also, a 10 percent tuition discount for UCC
clergy dependents.
Deaconess College of Nursing
6150 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63139-3297

Deaconess College of Nursing began educating nurses in
1889. Fully accredited, Deaconess offers a Bachelor of
Science in Nursing degree and an Associate of Science
in Nursing degree (LPN to RN Bridge Program).
Deaconess combines a liberal arts background with a strong
clinical component - resulting in professional nurses
well-equipped to work in today's health care industry.
Enrollment Full Time:260; Part Time:125    Scholarships
available for active UCC members.

Defiance College
701 North Clinton Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512
419-783-2359 or 800-520-GO DC(4632)

Defiance College has received national recognition
from U.S. News and World Report and by the Templeton
Foundation as one of America’s top Character Building
Colleges. Freshman Seminar and Inderdisciplinary Studies
programs have helped Defiance to earn these honors.
While at Defiance College students will become very
involved throughout our community in a program called
Service-Learning. Those students who have excelled in
Service-Learning during high school may apply for our
Presidential Service Leadership Award.

Multi-Media Communications, Forensic Science, and
Graphic Design are some of the new majors offered at
Defiance College making up 40 undergraduate majors at
Defiance College. In the area of religious studies
Defiance offers a Religious Education and Design for
Leadership, Religious Studies, and a module in African
American Ministry Leadership. Graduate degrees in Education
and in Business and Organizational Leadership are also

Our mission is to provide a liberal and practical
education, within an intellectually and spiritually
stimulating Christian environment. The St. John United
Church of Christ sits on the campus of Defiance College
and always welcomes students to their church.Enrollment:
660; Part-Time:280

Merit Awards from $4,000-$8,000 are offered to all
students once they are accepted to Defiance College. The
awards are based on High School GPA and either an ACT
or and SAT score.

Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122-3097

Dillard University is committed to the development of
liberally educated graduates who can meet the
challenges of a highly technological world and who can
contribute to the improvement of the quality of human
condition. Its faculty and students are earnestly engaged in
preparation for careers in more than 30 major
programs. In addition, its students and faculty are involved
in civic and social service activities through
volunteering and student internships. Enrollment Full Time:
1,550; Part Time: 30

Dillard University awards partial tuition scholarships
(renewable) to children of ministers of the UCC.

Doane College
1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, Nebraska 68333
402-826-2161 or 800-333-6263

Doane, Nebraska's first private liberal arts college,
awards bachelor of arts and bachelor of science
degrees in 42 fields of study at two campuses, as well as
three graduate programs. Doane offers every student a
$700 travel scholarship for off-campus study tours. In
1995, Doane initiated a four-year graduation guarantee
for all new students, one of only a few colleges in
the nation to do so. Undergraduate Undergraduate
Enrollment Full Time: 1,100; Part Time: 300; Graduate
Enrollment: 800

Doane offers need-based financial aid scholarships for
active UCC members.

Drury College
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
417-865-8731 or 800-922-2274

Related to both the United Church of Christ and the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Drury College
offers degrees in 28 fields. The college also offers
masters degree programs in Business Administration and
Education and a five year professional architecture
degree. The college includes the Breech School of Business
Administration and the Hammons School of Architecture.
Enrollment Full Time: 1,275; Evening, 2,200

Active members of the UCC are eligible for $500 award
annually. Special assistance is available for clergy

Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
630-617-3400 or 800-697-1871

Near Chicago, Elmhurst provides 50 fields of study
rooted in the liberal arts. Programs cover the
humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, mathematics,
education, nursing and business administration.
Residential and commuter students are offered a range of
special academic opportunities including a January Term,
field experiences and internships.Enrollment Full
Time: 1,750; Part Time: 1,035

Scholarships of one-third tuition are offered to
full-time freshmen and transfers who are active UCC
members. Also, 3 nearby Conferences fund special grants for
their UCC students. Several endowed UCC scholarships
are also available.

Elon College
Post Office Box 398
Elon College, North Carolina 27244-0398
910-584-9711 or 800-334-8448

A top 10 college in the USA for the number of students
who study overseas, Elon's study abroad program is
part of a dynamic academic program emphasizing
experiential education. At Elon, 55 percent of the students
participate in internships or co-op work
experience--twice the national average. Elon is the largest private
college in North Carolina specializing in the
undergraduate experience. The college offers bachelor's degrees
in 41 majors and graduate degees in business and
education.Enrollment Full Time: 3,150; Part Time: 325

Dependents of UCC clergy eligible to receive grants of
$1,000 per year (must complete the Elon aid

Fisk University
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3051
615-329-8500 or 800-443-FISK

Fisk awards the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of
Arts degrees and also has graduate programs in
Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Sociology, and Psychology. The
first of the historically black colleges to have a
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Fisk has a tradition of academic
achievement. Jubilee Hall on the Fisk campus was the
first permanent building for the higher education of
Blacks in the South and in 1976 was designated a
National Landmark. Enrollment: 870 Undergraduates; 20

Franklin and Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Franklin and Marshall College, the 17th oldest in the
nation is a residential learning community specializin
in a liberal arts education. The College offers 26
majors an excels in preparing students for graduate and
professiona schools. Over 120 clubs and organizations
exist for students, including 26 intercollegiate
Division III varsity sports. Over 80 percent of the students
do volunteer work in the Lancaster community. Special
programs include: Study Abroad and Off-Campus Studies,
Asian Studies, Women's Studies, Psychobiology and
other interdisciplinary Studies, and opportunities to
create your own major.Enrollment: 1,800

Grinnell College
P.O. Box 805
Grinnell, Iowa 50112-0807

Consistently ranked among the nation's top 20
liberal-arts institutions, Grinnell enrolls students from
almost every state and more than 45 other countries. The
curriculum provides 25 majors with preprofessional
preparation for medicine, business, dentistry, law, and
engineering. First-semester study for all students
includes the research and writing tutorial in which
students work with faculty members individually. The academic
advising system and opportunities for off-campus study
are acknowledged strengths of the college. Enrollment:

Heidelberg College
310 East Market Street
Tiffin, Ohio 44883-2462
419-448-2000 or 800-Heidelberg

Heidelberg College is noted for its international
dimension and has been cited by U.S. News & World
Report as "noteworthy" among American colleges. Popular
majors include Business Administration, Psychology,
Biology, Education, Music, Communication and Theater Arts,
and Politics and Government. Graduate programs in
Education and Counseling are offered. Enrollment Full
Time: 1,200; Part Time: 110

Children of UCC clergy receive need-based grants up to
25 percent of tuition. UCC receive $500 grants; awards
are renewable.

Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, Maryland 21701-8575
301-663-3131 or 800-922-1599

Ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation by
U.S. News & World Report since 1983, Hood prepares
women for lives of purpose and achievement. Students
may combine any of 25 majors including Biology,
Mathematics, Management, and Political Science, with more than
30 minors. Off-campus internships are encouraged. Hood
serves a diverse group of students including Hispanic,
African- American, and international students.
Undergraduate Enrollment Full Time: 760; Part Time: 340;
Graduates Full Time: 60; Part Time: 915

H.K. Alwine Scholarship available for UCC students;
consult Financial Aid Office for details.

Huston-Tillotson College
900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702

Huston-Tillotson College, the oldest institution of
higher education in Austin, prepares students in a
multiracial and multicultural setting for responsible
citizenship and the challenges of the 21st century.
Undergraduate degrees are awarded in 15 fields. Programs
include chemistry, teacher education, sociology, biology,
mass communication, computer science, and
African-American studies. Internship, cooperative education, and
Multicultural Honors programs complement classroom
learning. Enrollment Full Time: 530; Part Time: 90

UCC restricted scholarship grant
$2,000/annually/renewable for members of UCC.

Illinois College
1101 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299

The first college in Illinois to grant degrees, the
college has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and a tradition of
student literary societies. With a broad curriculum in
Arts and Sciences, the college sends 10 percent of its
graduates to law school and 10 percent to medical,
dental, and veterinary schools. A work-study program
exists with the Illinois State School for the Deaf.
Illinois College was selected for listing in Best Buys in
College Education. Enrollment Full Time: 1,000 Part
Time: 40

Grants ($600 per year) to dependents of UCC clergy;
grants to students planning to prepare for the

Lakeland College
P.O. Box 359
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53082-0359
414-565-2111 or 800-242-3347

Offering more than 40 majors, Lakeland excels in
Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science and
Education. Study in Germany and Japan is available and
internships for all students complement outstanding
facilities. New buildings include a physical fitness
complex, performing arts center, art gallery, and center
for the study of the arts.Enrollment Full Time: 970;
Part Time: 2,340UCC pastors nominate seniors for
special academic merit and/or community service renewable
scholarships of $1,000 to $6,000. UCC clergy children
are eligible for these awards, plus other financial

Lemoyne-Owen College
807 Walker Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38126
901-942-7302 or 800-737-7778

Located 10 minutes from downtown Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen
offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business
Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees. With 18
major fields of study, the college has particular
strengths in Biology, Computer Science, Teacher Education,
Social Work, English, Political Science, and Business
Administration. A new Core Curriculum provides each
student with an integrated approach to the liberal arts
and sciences. Enrollment: 1,325

Northland College
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
Situated on the shores of Lake Superior, Northland
draws its students from 45 states and from overseas
countries. Offering 23 majors, the college is best known
for its nationally-recognized programs in Environmental
Studies, Outdoor Education, Conflict & Peace
Studies, and Native American Studies. An extensive campus
employment program offers job opportunities to every
student. There is a well-developed internship program.
Enrollment Full Time: 800; Part Time: 50

Matching scholarships with UCC congregations.

Olivet College
320 South Main Street
Olivet, Michigan 49076
616-749-7635 or 800-456-7189

Olivet College provides an Education for Individual
and Social Responsibility, encouraging character as well
as competence and service as well as career. The only
college in the nation to make community service the
keystone of its entire scholarship program, Olivet
awards Community Responsibility Scholarships valued at up
to $6,000 per year to students with a history of
service to others. Enrollment Full Time: 700; Part Time: 70

Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
503-357-6151 or 800-677-6712

Pacific University's undergraduate College of Arts
& Sciences offers a traditional liberal arts
curriculum with emphasis on cultures and languages. Pacific's
Peace and Conflict Studies Program has benefited from
funding from the United Church Board for Homeland
Ministries. Japanese and Chinese language instruction is a
particular strength of the undergraduate curriculum.
The University's Pacific Outback program provides
opportunities to experience the Pacific Northwest's natural
beauty and wilderness. Enrollment: 1,000
Undergraduates; 755 Graduates

50 percent tuition reduction for children of active
UCC clergy. Matching scholarship with UCC congregations
up to $1,500.

Ripon College
P.O. Box 248
300 Seward Street
Ripon, Wisconsin 54971
414-748-8115 or 800-94-RIPON
Founded in 1851, Ripon College is a national,
four-year, private, liberal arts college. Ripon provides an
affordable liberal arts education to the student
seeking a personal and distinctive undergraduate program.
Ripon offers an outstanding learning environment with
excellent facilities; foreign and domestic off-campus
study opportunities complement the curriculum; over 80
co-curricular programs. 93 per cent of recent graduates
are employed or attending graduate school within six
months of graduation.Enrollment Full Time: 740 Part
Time: 30

Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, Montana 59102-1796
406-657-1000 or 800-87-ROCKY

Montana's oldest institution of higher learning, Rocky
Mountain College seeks to provide a quality, ethically
based, liberal arts education which will prepare
students to succeed in a changing world. The college offers
an Honors program, pre-professional programs with a
strong liberal arts core, and work in some 25 majors.
Rocky Mountain College offers a wide range of inter-
collegiate and intramural sports, and academic and
recreational opportunities. Enrollment Full Time: 625; Part
Time: 120
Matching grants up to $500 with UCC Congregations.

Talladega College
627 West Battle Street
Talladega, Alabama 35160

Talladega College, offering the Bachelor of Arts
degree, takes pride in the high percentage of graduates who
successfully pursue advanced degrees, especially
doctorates in science. Talladega has been cited for awards
in research, its quality Self-Study and innovative
curriculum complemented with linkages at Los Alamos and
AT Bell Laboratories. A special feature of this liberal
arts institution is its multicultural faculty who have
close relations with students and instill
understanding of all cultures, races and religions. Enrollment
Full Time: 910; Part Time: 120

Tougaloo College
500 County Line Road
Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174

Awarding both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of
Science degrees as well as the Associate degree, Tougaloo
offers undergraduate majors in 16 fields. Enrichment
programs include a tutorial program, a reading center,
and a writing center. This historically black college
relates to both the United Church of Christ and the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Enrollment Full
Time: 1,120; Part Time: 30

Grants for UCC students and for students planning to
enter the ministry.

Ursinus College
P.O. Box 1000
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000

Students receive quality preprofessional preparation
and develop a sense of service. Ursinus offers
bachelor's degrees in 20 liberal arts majors. The curriculum
emphasizes advanced academic research and close faculty
mentoring. Internships and study abroad are readily
available. Students come from 26 states and 12 foreign
countries, as well as from a variety of ethnic, racial
and religious backgrounds. Enrollment Full Time:
1,230; Part Time: 15; Evening: 1,060

Gives special consideration to the children of UCC
clergy and to students who are members of the UCC.

Westminster College of Salt Lake City
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
801-488-4200 or 800-748-4753

Westminster, the only four year independent college in
Utah, awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
degrees and also has graduate programs in Business,
Communication and Education. Especially strong
undergraduate programs are in Accounting, Business, Education,
and Nursing. The Prior Learning Assessment program may
lead to academic credit for life experience.
Undergraduate Enrollment Full Time: 1,010; Part Time: 750;
Graduate Full Time: 90; Part Time: 300

Up to 40 percent tuition discount for dependents of
active clergy. Scholarships for students planning to
enter the ministry.

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