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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION AND STUDY, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES RELATED TO THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 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 E-mail: email@example.com Website: stu.beloit.edu 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) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.carleton.edu 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 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.catawba.edu 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 314-768-3044 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) E-mail:email@example.com Website: www.defiance.edu 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 offered. 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 504-283-8822 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.doane.edu 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 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.drury.edu 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 dependents. Elmhurst College 190 Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 630-617-3400 or 800-697-1871 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.elmhurst.edu 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 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.elon.edu 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 application). Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3051 615-329-8500 or 800-443-FISK E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fisk.edu 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 Graduates Franklin and Marshall College P.O. Box 3003 Lancaster, PA 17604-3003 717-291-3951 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.fandm.edu 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 515-269-4000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.grin.edu 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: 1,260 Heidelberg College 310 East Market Street Tiffin, Ohio 44883-2462 419-448-2000 or 800-Heidelberg E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.heidelberg.edu 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hood.edu 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 512-505-3000 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 217-245-3000 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.ic.edu 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 ministry. Lakeland College P.O. Box 359 Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53082-0359 414-565-2111 or 800-242-3347 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lakeland.edu 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 assistance. Lemoyne-Owen College 807 Walker Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38126 901-942-7302 or 800-737-7778 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.mecca.org 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 715-682-1699 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.northland.edu 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 E-mail: email@example.com 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.ripon.edu 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rocky.edu 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 205-761-6201 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 601-977-7771 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 610-409-3000 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.ursinus.edu 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.