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• How to Overcome Syllabus Shock • 6 Things You Can’t Fit in Your Dorm Room • Crave the College Challenge


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A Whole New World

Make your way through the jungle of college life. By Philip Reynolds

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Start Fresh

Discover how to begin your college journey free of the burden of too much stuff. By Gina Rentschler

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Overwhelmed by Expectations

Learn how to overcome syllabus shock and forge ahead for a productive college career. By Jonathan Morrow

C olumns 6 Welcome

Seek godly counsel as you search for the right school | By Dr. Steve Greene

24 How We Chose

Learn how we selected the schools included in this issue’s directory | By Steve Strang

25 Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges and Schools

See our extensive listing of Christian colleges in the U.S. and Canada with the details students need to start the search for their best school—including denominational affiliation, degrees offered and contact information.

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BY DR. STEVE GREENE

Seek Godly Counsel as You Search for the Right School

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“While we want to prepare you as much as possible, you already have the most powerful tool of life—prayer.”

ew decisions are as important—or nerve-wracking—as choosing the right college. After all, college is an intense season of growth and development. Students learn who they are, what they want to do with the rest of their lives and how—or even if—they want to serve God. Finding the right environment for this process is one of life’s biggest decisions. Students need to find a campus where they feel comfortable. They need programs that offer exceptional training in their future profession. They need faculty who can create excitement about learning. It’s no surprise that the selection of the ideal college causes many students—and their parents—to wobble a bit. This is how Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges & Schools can help students looking for the most suitable college or university for them—students like you. Over the next 42 pages, we’ve assembled several features that may help you relax and make your decision in peace. Our guest writers will walk you through common issues like packing for college, managing homework and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In the back of this issue, you’ll find a full listing of top-notch Christian schools. Our team has scoured college websites; compiled the most useful, oft-hidden information— phone numbers, email addresses, denominational affiliations; and presented it in a neat, easy-to-digest format. While we want to prepare you as much as possible, you already have the most powerful tool of life—prayer. Without prayer, we make decisions in the dark. No decision is ever truly informed without the counsel of God. Many seemingly impossible decisions have been made easy by simply consulting the Spirit and seeking guidance. “If any of you lacks

wisdom, let him ask it of God, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). One of my former students experienced God’s leading in choosing a school. Amanda Barbosa thought she wanted to attend Oral Roberts University (ORU) because that’s where her parents studied. Later, she entertained scholarships from a number of universities. “With a slightly better understanding of what I wanted in the collegiate experience, I decided I wanted to play Division 1 soccer; to get a degree in business because, well, business is a part of everything; to attend a smaller university known for fostering strong community; and to be immersed in a community that would support me in my pursuit to know God,” she says. Choosing to accept an athletic scholarship offer from ORU, she experienced “amazing relationships, invaluable learning and, most importantly, knowledge of God’s heart.” No doubt, prayer was part of Amanda’s journey. It’s critical to pray and earnestly listen to what God tells you about your education. Don’t rule out any possibilities or tell God no. Be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading. Often, when I feel what Paul calls “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:7), I know in my spirit where God is leading me. Other times, we must knock on many different doors and trust God to open the one He wants us to walk through. It is our hope that this publication will empower students to look objectively at their options, prayerfully consider them and choose a school that will help them both professionally and spiritually. As a former professor, I’ve seen the strong impact a Christian education can have on students. I pray along with you for discernment in your decision.

DR. STEVE GREENE is Charisma Media Group’s publisher and executive vice president. He served as dean of the College of Business, dean of distance learning and as a marketing professor at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 6

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A Whole New World How to get acclimated to college life

BY PHILIP REYNOLDS

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aptain James Clark and the men of the United States Marines, 2nd expeditionary corps, were sent to the jungles of Burma in the late 1920s. They were on a recon mission, ordered to scout out the jungle and return with intel on the land, inhabitants and potential obstacles. During their mission, everything that could have gone wrong did. Hostile natives ambushed them repeatedly. Like the unceasing drip of rain from the trees, the attacks came. Some men caught malaria. Others went mad, wandering into the jungle—to a fate still unknown. Heat, humidity and a crushing despair clung to what was once a stalwart party of toughened soldiers. Eventually, bedraggled and all but destroyed, the corps reached a wide, swift-moving river. They decided to split into two groups and attempt to hack their way to safety. The first group to get out would go for help and assist in a rescue mission to get the other. The first group waited only a couple hours before rushing off in the direction cha ri s masbe st.co m

they thought best. The second stayed behind for a couple days. They rested, treated their wounds, built tools and gathered what food they could before setting out. Weeks later, the second group stumbled out of the Burmese jungle into a village. Barely alive, they were still coherent and together. When they got to the nearest U.S. military outpost, they were told no word of the other group had been found. A rescue mission was launched, and when that failed, another set out. The remains of the first group were never found. Now that you’ve used your imagination for a while—yes, I made up that story—realize that even in this fiction lies an important truth: He who fails to plan plans to fail. You may be preparing to jump into the jungle of college. It’s a plunge into exciting unknowns past the ragged edge of your life and the experiences that have brought you this far. You may have high aspirations, or you may just be figuring things out as you go.

I’m not saying you’ll barely survive, although you may well emerge from your college years with a heightened craving for caffeine—but also with a hard-earned degree. No, I believe you can do more than survive. You can thrive. But you’ll need tools. As a recent graduate of Regent University, I want to share what I’ve learned with new students to help them succeed. So think of me as your outfitter, as someone who made his way through and out of the jungle.

Fuel Your Brain

Nothing kills an engine faster than putting junk in the gas tank that doesn’t belong. Your body is the same way. Like clean fuel, a good diet is the greatest protector against the seemingly unstoppable freshman 15. More importantly, healthy food choices power your brain. On the other hand, bad fuel means bad performance, and thus, bad grades. The hardest part about adopting a 2 01 7 | C H A RI S M A ’S B EST

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good diet is the shift in mindset. At home, the food in the fridge is the food you eat. If you use the same mindset in some school cafeterias, the freshman 15 will be knocking on—actually more like kicking in—your door. You now have the responsibility to stock your own fridge. You may or may not have a fridge in your dorm

powerful strides in time, and your good decisions get easier the more often you make them. The undergraduate dorms at Regent have full kitchens, an immense blessing. I was able to cook what I wanted and make affordable choices with health in mind. Sleep is as important as food. Yes, the zzzs are undoubtedly one of the

When you sleep, your body repairs itself. Your muscles heal, and your mind is eased. In short, the puppy catches a break. And you’ll thank yourself if you can nail your sleep schedule. It takes some discipline, but it’s the way our bodies were meant to rest, in rhythm. If you can master these two things, eating and sleeping, you’ll not only stay away from packing on the freshman 15 and getting sick, but you’ll also be happier and more alert.

Bond With Friends

room, but that doesn’t bar you from embracing healthy choices. Take the water, not the soda. Give those fries shade, and grab that apple instead. Green vegetables are your friends. Experts say to aim for five smaller meals as opposed to three big ones. In short, when we’re talking healthy fuel, less is more. These simple decisions take a lot less willpower than getting up at 6 a.m. to run off that unwanted 15 pounds. Baby steps turn into 10

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most overlooked and disregarded aspects of college life. If sleep were represented as a puppy—dog lovers, hang with me here—it would be abused and underfed, used to being yelled at and kicked. It’s pitiful, but it’s uncannily symbolic of the brutal cycle to which most students subject themselves. Wake up early, stay up late, sleep five hours. Do it again and again. Repeat for weeks on end, and you have a sickly body.

Crave the Challenge

I’ll never forget the first day of English 101. I walked into class, perky and ready to conquer the world. When my professor entered, I was startled by her resemblance to what I imagined she would look like, which was mostly based on the appearance of my high school English teacher. She told us we could write a 750word essay about a historic event, so I chose 9/11 as my subject. Big mistake! I worked on that paper for hours. I typed away into the evening. I even played the Schindler’s List soundtrack c h ar ism asb est . com

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“Some professors have been in school or studying a subject as long as you’ve been alive.”

No one is meant to be an island. No one should be alone. Forming friendships is one of the most important parts of any college experience. Some of the people you bond with in your college years will be what one of my mentors called “lifers,” people who stick around for life. Friends teach you about how to work with others, when to compromise and when to be downright selfless. When you’re in relationship, the rules of give-and-take govern your words and actions. It’s a two-way street on which you learn how to move back and forth; it’s hard to be selfish and keep good friends. The Lord has shown His love to me many times through friendships. Sometimes it was through an encouraging comment, and other times, through a hot meal and a hug. In the end, friends teach you about yourself and how you treat others— or maybe how you should start treating others.


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to get my emotional rhetoric flowing. Proud and plucky, I turned in that paper. But when I got it back, the pages were practically dripping with red ink. My professor had torn apart every paragraph, sentence and phrase. But she also said she believed in me and saw major potential, even amid the glaring flaws in my work. I eventually got over my pride. I took her advice and wrote my second paper with her edits in mind and got a far better grade—and, thankfully, a lot less red. As time passed, that professor became one of my favorites. I craved the challenge she gave her students and signed up for more of her classes. I took the opportunity to visit her office to talk about studying and working in English beyond my undergraduate years. One summer, I went through a fitness craze. I convinced myself to do a triathlon and even called my professor for advice. She promptly mailed me a full training schedule and a plethora of related information. I didn’t end up entering the event (I found barbecue to be far less challenging—please don’t think I’m a hypocrite for all the things I said about fitness), but I did find a professor who cared about me not only as a student but also as a person. I’ve had many other exemplary professors. Whenever I met with them, they almost always showered me with sound advice. And my grades usually got better in their classes. Remember, some professors have been in school or studying a subject as long as you’ve been alive. They’re a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge, and it would be a shame not to learn from them. Whether you love or hate them, there’s plenty to be learned. Some can offer advice on a certain career or field, and others, good old-fashioned wisdom. Yes, it may require jumping out of your comfort zone, checking the syllabus to find their office hours and making the effort to meet with them, but you might learn more in one five-minute conversation than in a semester of lectures. cha ri s masbe st.co m

“You’ll be bombarded with questions about your career and future on Thanksgiving, Christmas and every other family holiday.” Educators want to see initiative, and they want to help. Give them the opportunity to do just that.

Find Your Purpose

If you haven’t yet learned to find your identity in Christ, college is the perfect time to set that foundation. If you don’t know where you stand spiritually, your efforts to better yourself or even find yourself are futile. During your undergraduate years, you’ll constantly ask yourself, “Who am I?” “What is my purpose?” and “What am I created to do?” And you’ll be bombarded with questions about your career and future on Thanksgiving, Christmas and every other family holiday. For years, I struggled with feelings of inadequacy and imperfection. When I finally latched onto the truth that God loves me and realized nothing I do will ever change that, I learned to walk confidently in freedom as a child of God. It’s likely you have a Bible already, but if you don’t, be sure to get one, then find a Scripture reading plan you can realistically stick with even through the

demands of college life. It’s important! Overall, I hope I’ve given you a better chance of getting out of the jungle. Yes, there’s a lot more I could write about—study habits, the most underrated extracurricular activities, dating pitfalls—but I think I’ve hit on the essentials for starting and finishing college well. If you remember nothing else, I pray this advice stays with you: Trust God and keep going even if you make mistakes. Pick yourself up and don’t beat yourself up. Navigating the jungle always goes better if you’re fueled, equipped and willing to persevere. Getting that diploma may seem far away, but time will fly. Your days in college—good, bad and ugly alike— hold the potential to be some of your best. As author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote, “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” PHILIP REYNOLDS e arned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He works in publishing and enjoys reading and writing. 2 01 7 | C H A RI S M A ’S B E ST

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6 Things You Should Not Bring to College

Start your collegiate journey free of the burden of too much stuff. BY GINA RENTSCHLER

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s you get ready to start your collegiate journey, it’s easy to stuff your car full of things you think you might need. While you may be sure you need 10 pairs of shoes and your trusty futon, think twice about what the essentials truly are. To help, we’ve put together a list of six things you definitely do not need to load into your car:

1) Your entire wardrobe. Here’s the deal: You probably won’t have the same amount of closet space you do at home, so make sure to pack only the essentials. Be sure to bring these types of clothing: » A small collection of T-shirts. A basic tee will fit the bill in many college wardrobe situations. A T-shirt can be worn casually or dressed up a bit. Bring several understated, versatile T-shirts–and maybe a few of your loud favorites too—to provide the base of your wardrobe. » A few dress shirts or blouses. Sometimes a T-shirt just won’t do. But pack just a few nicer tops—there won’t be so many dressy occasions that you need to worry about recycling outfits too soon. » Some pants, and if it’s warm where you are, shorts. Like basic tees, classic blue jeans are almost always appropriate on campus. Pack a few pairs, and grab 14

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some khakis or dress pants for the few times jeans won’t do. » Just enough shoes. Unless you’re packing flip-flops, shoes are a space hog in your suitcase and closet. Bring as few pairs as you think you can get by with: a pair or two of flip-flops, a pair or two of sneakers and a pair of dress shoes. Remember: Pack for the season you’re in. When you move, you’ll be at the end of summer and looking toward fall. It’s the perfect time to bring your flannel button-downs and jeans with a few pairs of T-shirts and shorts for those stubborn late-summer days. When you go home for Thanksgiving or fall break, trade in your summer and fall wardrobe for something that will help you fare better in winter weather if you’re in that kind of climate. 2) Big luggage. When you’re trying to fit your entire life into the back of a car, you’ll be tempted to use the largest suitcases you can find. The more space

you have to pack, the more you can bring, right? But what are your plans for the luggage once you’ve occupied your new residence? Where will you store those giant roller cases or footlockers? Think about packing in smaller suitcases for a few reasons: » It will limit you to just the essentials. It’s easy to pack way more than you need to begin the school year. Committing to only the essentials will allow you to get settled and assess whether you need more. If you do, you can work out a plan for how to get it and where it will go later. » You’ll get more use out of small suitcases than large ones. Dorm rooms are notoriously short on space, so take advantage of every storage opportunity you have. Smaller suitcases can also be used as underbed storage once you’re moved in. They can hold your shoes, extra clothes c h ar ism asb est . com


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or bulky items like extra notebooks or textbooks. » You don’t have to carry them. Sure, a big bulky suitcase is no big deal on move-in day when family, friends and other students are there to help you lug your stuff. But you’ll need to go home every so often for home-cooked meals and family time (it’s important to get that time away). When you do, you won’t have to lug a giant suitcase back and forth. And there’s a bonus: You’ll have the chance to grab a few things you wish you’d brought the first time. 3) Collections and knickknacks. Your collections are reflections of your cha ri s masbe st.co m

personality. You started collecting shells on your family’s first trip to the beach. You’ve had a passion for baseball cards since you were big enough to hold a ball. Each keychain in your collection represents a memorable moment in your life. Collections often have a strong sentimental pull. But whether you collect stamps, trading cards or state quarters, the cold, hard truth is: You likely won’t have enough room to store them in your room. Not only are dorm rooms notoriously short on storage, they also have precious few flat spaces for displaying such items. Chances are you won’t be

able to keep and admire your collection in your new home away from home. So just leave it in your room at home or another safe spot for now. If you simply must bring a few of these items along, consider spacefriendly ways to store them: » Make them art. Use shadow boxes, picture frames or other decorative solutions to showcase a few pieces from your collection. » Make them functional. Bring a couple of keychains to hold your dorm or car keys. Bring a few of your T-shirts to wear on special occasions. Bring that one special stuffed animal to hang out 2 01 7 | C H A RI S M A ’S B EST

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what kinds of furnishings are and are not allowed in the residence hall. For example, some won’t allow upholstered furniture from thrift stores because of the potential for bedbugs and other pests. Others have rules about where furniture is placed and how much of a walkway it blocks. If you have questions, ask a resident adviser (RA). They’re there to help! » Consider small-scale alternatives. There are many furniture options today for students and others looking to maximize their small dorm or apartment spaces. Grab some collapsible lawn chairs that can be stored under

“Many schools have specific rules as to what kinds of furnishings are and are not allowed in the residence hall.” important to think about space. While some dorms have a healthy amount of room, the last thing you want to do is haul your favorite couch to campus only to haul it back once you discover it doesn’t fit. » Give it time. Wait until after you and your roommate move in to see if you actually have the space to bring some furniture to personalize your room. Work together to come up with a list of pieces you’d like to bring and that you think will fit. Then check with your families, shop online or browse local stores for the best deals. » Check the college handbook. Many schools have specific rules as to 16

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your bed or in a closet corner to save space. Fold-up or nesting tray tables can add handy eating or homework surfaces without taking up valuable floor space. Furniture doesn’t have to take up a lot of space to add personality to your room. 5) Duplicate items. Like two people showing up to a party in the same outfit unplanned, it can be awkward when you and your new roommate—to whom you may not yet have spoken—both show up with a minifridge, microwave and what you think is the world’s best coffeemaker. A little planning can prevent such an uncomfortable introduction.

» Reach out ahead of time. Most schools will provide your roommate’s contact information before it’s time to move in to your living situation. Get in touch and take the opportunity to learn a little more about your roommate’s preferences on keeping the room clean and sharing furniture or fridge space. Also, find out what appliances your roommate plans to bring. That way, you won’t be complete strangers trying to make conversation while filling your sock drawers. » Be willing to compromise. It’s always more comfortable to have your own stuff. You know how it works, don’t have to ask for permission to use it and won’t feel guilty if it breaks. But your new roomie feels the same way about their things. If you really want to bring your coffee pot, let your roommate bring the microwave. » Coordinate your efforts. Find out who has what, especially if you’re missing anything you’ll need. Come up with a plan to get the missing items that’s fair to both of you. Don’t take on the full burden yourself or expect your roommate to pick them up without communicating about it. 6) A frown. When it’s time for you to move, be sure to pack a smile and a positive outlook. Your first year at college can be stressful, but if you’re ready to get involved and do your best, you’re on track to succeed. » Be together. Don’t be the student who just goes to class, eats alone, studies and goes to sleep. Get to know your roommate, join a club that interests you and cheer on your school’s football team. » Be present. Engage others—in class, in intramurals, in conversation. Fully enjoy this stage of life. » Be open. Letting new people get to know the real you can be scary, but it can also be rewarding. College campuses are diverse in their student bodies, have different personalities and offer opportunities for everyone. So let the you inside shine and discover how enriching the college experience can be. GINA RENTSCHLER i s the director of community life at Evangel University, an Assemblies of God-affiliated school in Springfield, Missouri. c h ar ism asb est . com

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on your bed and remind you of home. » Make space for them. If you just can’t leave your collections at home, be prepared to sacrifice storage for some of your other items. You can still add to your collections as you find new items, make new memories and maybe even discover new friends with the same collections. But be sure to keep them in a safe place—maybe in one of the small suitcases under your bed—and then bring them home later. 4) Furniture. Furniture can be a fun way to personalize your dorm space. However, though it might seem like a great idea to bring a couch or futon, it’s


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SYLLABUS Shock Take these tips to heart for a better academic experience. BY JONATHAN MORROW

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hile it is true that you will be learning many life lessons outside the classroom, you will be spending a significant amount of time listening to lectures, writing papers, reading books and taking tests.

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Syllabus shock is the state of incredulity, despondency and acute confusion students experience after taking their first glance at the sheer volume of work that will have to be completed in a given semester. Often this takes place the first week of school. However, in more severe cases, it afflicts those who have waited until halfway through the semester to read the syllabus for the first time! College is exciting. There is always something to do and someone to meet. But at some point (I would advise sooner rather than later) you need to develop a plan of attack for your classes. Like most things in life, having a plan is crucial to success. I can’t offer you magic reading glasses that allow you to achieve 100 percent reading comprehension. And I can’t sell you a “quick-quotes quill” like you’d find in a Harry Potter novel. But I can offer you some wisdom I have picked up along the way from teachers, classmates and my own experience. These suggestions aren’t infallible, and you won’t hurt my feelings if you decide not to use them all (although I do have three graduate degrees and must have done something right). Go to class. Do I even have to say this? Yes. Here’s why. I saw a lot of my fellow students skip class and then try to catch up later. It never ended well. If you go to class and pay attention, you will almost always get a C or better. If you study in addition to going to class and do the assigned reading and papers—A, here you come! Find and learn how to use the library. Most universities require a library orientation class. I know this can be dreadfully boring. However, if you will learn how to be efficient with cha ri s masbe st.co m

your time in the library (as opposed to floundering around like a fish out of water until you get frustrated to the point of giving up and just going to sleep), things will go well with you. Make friends with the librarians; they can help you quickly find what you need. Learn to read. I know you can discern words on a page, but can you read? How’s your reading speed and comprehension? This may be the most important study tip I give you for two

write an outline first. It helps me stay on task while writing. But others just start writing what comes to mind and then organize it later. Try both and see what works best for you. By the way, the more you read, the better your writing will be. Study for exams. Get some sleep the night before and eat something substantial for breakfast—not a lot of sugar (if you do, you will start off with a bang but be mentally sluggish 30 minutes into it). I find eating Altoids or peppermints during exams helps,

“You will experience syllabus shock. If it isn’t one class that overwhelms you, it will be the cumulative force of them all.” reasons. First, every class will require you to read textbooks; this process can either be painful or profitable. Second, ideas are contained in books, and they are very important. It sounds cheesy, but readers are leaders. Learn to write. You don’t have to win a Pulitzer Prize, but if you want to survive college, then learning to write well is essential. The normal structure for most papers is introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion. The introduction will contain your thesis statement (i.e., what the paper will be about). Be as specific and precise as you can with your thesis. Argue for your main points in supporting paragraphs, including clear transitions between them. The conclusion is the restatement of your thesis (never include new information in your conclusion). There are two schools of thought when it comes time to start writing: outline first, then write, or write first, then outline later. I try to

and studies have shown this improves test taking. Take a deep breath and do your best. Read all of the directions; this will keep you from wasting time on answering questions they aren’t asking. If you are allowed a blank sheet of paper, after the test begins, write down key information you are worried about forgetting, then take the test. Keep an eye on the clock so you have enough time to spend on each question. Plan ahead. You will experience syllabus shock. If it isn’t one class that overwhelms you, it will be the cumulative force of them all. But this is manageable, if you are wise. Take a few hours at the beginning of each semester to look at all of your syllabi. Make a spreadsheet by week and by subject for the whole semester. List all of your reading (chapters and page numbers), paper due dates and exam dates. Then you will have one master sheet that has everything you 2 01 7 | C H A RI S M A ’S B EST

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“Rank your classes in level of difficulty and pay attention to the ones that need more work.” of you may really enjoy lecture-style teaching. Others learn better by doing. I am both a visual and an auditory learner. I like seeing things sketched out in front of me in charts and diagrams. But I also remember more when I listen to recorded lectures on my iPhone. Google “learning styles test” and take some of them. This will help you maximize your learning experience. Take classes with friends and form study groups. College and

graduate school would not have been nearly as enjoyable or productive if I hadn’t scheduled classes with friends. You need to have people in your corner cheering you on. If nothing else, the fact that someone else is as miserable as you are is great comfort! Also, there is strength in numbers. Take your review sheets, divide up the questions and then conquer them together. Process the answers out loud—this alone will help you learn. Review often. You may find it helpful to type up your notes after each class. This will help you review concepts and key information. But it will also prepare you to study well for the exam. You will have to organize the material then anyway; it’s much easier to do this as you go along. If your professors will allow it, record the lectures for later review. If you go walking or running, listen to key lectures on your smartphone for review. Rank your classes in level of difficulty and pay attention to the ones that need more work. For example, foreign languages require daily review. Study in the library. One hour in the library is usually equivalent to three c h ar ism asb est . com

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have to do on it (color code it if you want—whatever works for you). You can then check things off as they are completed. This will help keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Take one assignment at a time. Work ahead. This has been the secret to my sanity. Life inevitably happens. Either something fun or something not fun will interrupt life. If you are a week ahead, you can take the time for the unexpected without tanking your semester. This isn’t always possible, but if you hit the books hard the first weekend of the semester, you will thank yourself later on. Over Christmas break and summer vacation, find out what some of your textbooks are going to be for the spring and fall (respectively) and get a head start. It’s like putting money in the bank for a rainy day. Trust me, it is far more comfortable riding ahead of the homework wave than being repeatedly swamped and battered by it. Discover your learning style. Learning how you best process information will be important for you. Some


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hours of distracted study elsewhere. This is a fact. Your dorm room or apartment is a distracting place. You can always find something else to do besides homework. Xbox Ones and friends lurk there, waiting to get you off task. Go study and get it over with. You can either pay the price now or pay later; it’s your choice! Get off to a good start. There is no substitute for getting your college career off to a good start grade-wise. It is much easier to start with a high GPA and then maintain it than it is to blow off the first semester of school and spend the rest of college trying to climb out of the basement. Manage your class schedule. Don’t take too many hours your first semester. I’d start with 15 or 16 hours rather than 18. You can always take more hours next semester if you see you can handle it. There is a lot to adjust to without being overwhelmed by too many classes. Also, don’t schedule 8 a.m. classes if you can help it; college happens at night and it will be way too tempting to sleep in. Work on your class schedule for the next semester before the day you are supposed to register, and always register at your scheduled time. This will ensure that you get the classes you need and want. Meet with your academic advisor each semester (I’m serious ... you don’t want to show up the semester you think you are graduating only to find that you need 16 more hours). Take mostly general requirements your first two semesters. You have to take these anyway. Over time, you will have a better idea of what electives you want to take and what you may want to major in. If you take too many electives early on, you will find that only a certain number of them will count toward your degree track once you declare a major. That gets expensive. Redeem the time. Always have a book or notebook with you. If you are going to get a haircut or an oil change, take a book to read. You will be shocked at how much you can get done while waiting at places. This will also reduce the stress of waiting—just pull out a book or some flashcards. You are being efficient while everyone else is getting cha ri s masbe st.co m

frustrated. Find creative ways to redeem the time. Exercise. The body fuels the mind. There will be times when the best thing you can do is shut the books and go for a run or play some basketball. Exercise helps clear your head. Swimming is my favorite exercise—

Whatever approaches you take to your studies, just don’t be passive. If your goal is to make the academic aspect of your college experience miserable, then do exactly the opposite of what I’ve suggested. You have been entrusted with a wonderful opportunity to learn, and as a Christian,

“You have been entrusted with a wonderful opportunity to learn, and as a Christian, you want to be a good steward.” minimum time, maximum benefit— and I feel refreshed afterward. Do not cheat. Do not cheat on tests or say you read pages you didn’t read. Your integrity and a clear conscience are worth far more than an unearned grade. It will be tempting to cut corners; don’t do it. Be diligent. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” This is the slogan that is painted on the wall of the University of Oklahoma’s football weight room. While you may not be taking on a 300-pound all-American defensive tackle, the principle is clear. There are really gifted people who don’t work hard and are thus not successful. If you apply yourself and work hard, then you will be successful in the classroom. Learning— in most cases—is an acquired skill.

you want to be a good steward. Don’t squander the time; before you know it, you will be walking across that platform being handed a diploma. Make the most of it! Enjoy the world of ideas. Excerpted from Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower’s Guide for the Journey by Jonathan Morrow, © 2017 by Kregel Publications. Used with permission. JONATHAN MORROW is an author who speaks nationally on biblical worldview, apologetics and culture. He is adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and director of cultural engagement at Impact 360 Institute, where he teaches high school and college students. He is passionate about seeing a new generation build a lasting faith. Connect with him at jonathanmorrow.org. 2 01 7 | C H A RI S M A ’S B EST

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Pentecostal/charismatic theology, we added a dove icon representing the Holy Spirit next to these schools. These are the ones we call “Charisma’s Best.” We also eliminated any colleges we knew were anti-Pentecostal. In fact, a couple of schools we contacted even asked us to take them off our lists, which we did. However, many Protestant and evangelical colleges with solid reputations are open to students who are Pentecostal or charismatic. Though we’ve done our due diligence, we can’t vouch for every school. We believe our information is correct and that the schools we have endorsed merit this; however, if we’ve made a mistake, please contact us so we can make changes in the future. Likewise, if we haven’t included a university, college or Bible school that should be listed, feel free to send us contact information for that school so we can research it and make a qualified decision. More than anything, we hope this school listing serves as an invaluable guide for students, their families and others assisting them in the critical process of selecting a school. —Steve Strang, founder and CEO c h ar ism asb est . com

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ALABAMA Amridge University MONTGOMERY Phone: 888-790-8080 Website: amridgeuniversity.edu Email: admissions @amridgeuniversity.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bethany Divinity College & Seminary DOTHAN Phone: 334-793-3189 Website: bethanybc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Concordia College SELMA Phone: 334-874-5700 Website: ccal.edu Email: admissions@ccal.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Heritage Christian University

Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Samford University BIRMINGHAM Phone: 205-726-2011 Website: samford.edu Email: admission@samford.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Selma University SELMA Phone: 334-872-2533 Website: selmauniversity.edu Email: info@selmauniversity.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

ALASKA PALMER Phone: 907-745-3201 Website: akbible.edu Email: info@akbible.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Alaska Christian College SOLDOTNA Phone: 907-260-7422 Website: alaskacc.edu Email: mail@alaskacc.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Huntsville Bible College

ANCHORAGE Phone: 800-252-7528 Website: alaskapacific.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Judson College MARION Phone: 800-447-9472 Website: judson.edu Email: admissions@judson.edu

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Gateway International Bible Institute PEORIA Phone: 623-486-5000 Website: gibionline.org Email: contact@gibionline.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Grand Canyon University PHOENIX Phone: 855-428-5673 Website: gcu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Alaska Bible College

FLORENCE Phone: 800-367-3565 Website: hcu.edu Email: hcu@hcu.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

HUNTSVILLE Phone: 256-469-7536 Website: hbc1.edu Email: admin@hbc1.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Website: arizonachristian.edu Email: info@arizonachristian.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Alaska Pacific University

A R I ZO N A Arizona Christian University PHOENIX Phone: 800-247-2697

ARKANSAS Central Baptist College CONWAY Phone: 501-329-6872 Website: cbc.edu Email: info@cbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Ecclesia College SPRINGDALE Phone: 479-248-7236 Website: ecollege.edu Email: admissions@ecollege.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Freedom Bible College & Seminary SILOAM SPRINGS Phone: 479-373-6420 Website: freedom.edu Email: info@freedom.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Ouachita Baptist University ARKADELPHIA Phone: 870-245-5000 Website: obu.edu Email: registrar@obu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor

CALIFORNIA Azusa Pacific University AZUSA Phone: 626-969-3434 Website: apu.edu Email: admissions@apu.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bethesda University ANAHEIM Phone: 714-517-1945 Website: buc.edu Email: admissions@buc.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Biola University LA MIRADA Phone: 800-652-4652 Website: biola.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

California Baptist University RIVERSIDE Phone: 877-228-3615 Website: calbaptist.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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California Lutheran University

Pacific Baptist Bible College

THOUSAND OAKS Phone: 805-493-3135 Website: callutheran.edu Email: admissions @callutheran.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (ELCA) Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Concordia University

LONG BEACH Phone: 562-424-7714 (ext. 315) Website: pacificbaptistbiblecollege.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Providence Christian College

IRVINE Phone: 800-229-1200 Website: cui.edu Email: admissions@cui.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

PASADENA Phone: 866-323-0233 Website: providencecc.edu Email: admin@providencecc.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

Cottonwood Leadership College

SANTEE Phone: 619-213-1611 Website: sdcc.edu Email: onlineinfo@sdcc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

LOS ALAMITOS Phone: 714-947-5311 Website: cottonwoodcollege.org Email: clcinfo @cottonwoodcollege.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate

Harvest Bible University

LOS ANGELES Phone: 213-384-8747 Website: harvest.edu Email: info@harvest.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

LABI College

LA PUENTE Phone: 626-968-1328 Website: labi.edu Email: info@labi.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate

Life Pacific College

SAN DIMAS Phone: 877-886–5433 Website: lifepacific.edu Email: info@lifepacific.edu Affiliation: International Church of the Foursquare Gospel 26

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San Diego Christian College

School of Bible Theology Seminary & University SAN JACINTO Phone: 951-654-7700 Website: sbtsu.org Email: office@sbtsu.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Simpson University

REDDING Phone: 530-224-5600 Website: simpsonu.edu Email: admissions @simpsonu.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary OAKLAND Phone: 510-567-6174 Website: sum.edu

Email: contact@sum.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Vanguard University

COSTA MESA Phone: 800-722-6279 Website: vanguard.edu Email: admissions @vanguard.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Vision International University

RAMONA Phone: 760-789-4700 Website: vision.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Vision University

PASADENA Phone: 626-791-1200 Website: visionu.net Email: visionuniversityusa @yahoo.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

William Jessup University

ROCKLIN Phone: 844-537-7878 Website: jessup.edu Email: info@jessup.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master

World Mission University LOS ANGELES Phone: 213-388-1000 Website: wmu.edu Email: wmuinfo@wmu.edu Affiliation: World Evangelical Mission Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

CO LO R A D O Charis Bible College

WOODLAND PARK Phone: 844-360-9577 Website: charisbiblecollege.org

Email: info @charisbiblecollege.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

Colorado Christian University

LAKEWOOD Phone: 303-963-3000 Website: ccu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

DISTRICT OF CO LU M B I A American University

WASHINGTON, D.C. Phone: 202-885-1000 Website: american.edu Email: admissions @american.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

F LO R I DA Baptist College of Florida GRACEVILLE Phone: 800-328-2660 Website: baptistcollege.edu Email: admissions @baptistcollege.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Bethune-Cookman University

DAYTONA BEACH Phone: 386-481-2000 Website: bethune.cookman.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Evangelical Bible College & Seminary

GREENACRES Phone: 561-965-0363 Website: legacychurchministries .org/EBCS.htm

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Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College

TAMPA Phone: 813-886-8492   Website: ftscc.org Email: ftscc@tampabay.rr.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Global Impact Bible College and Seminary

BRADENTON Phone: 941-792-3200 Website: gibcs.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Grace & Truth Christian University

TAMPA Phone: 813-903-8822 Website: graceandtruthempowered.org Email: gtcu@graceandtruth empowered.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Heritage University and Seminary

KISSIMMEE Phone: 407-348-6200 Website: heritageseminary.com Email: admissions @heritageseminary.com Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Johnson University Florida

KISSIMMEE Phone: 407-847-8966 Website: johnsonu.edu /Florida/Home.aspx Email: johnsonufl@johnsonu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational cha ri s masbe st.co m

Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Life Christian University

LUTZ Phone: 813-909-9720 Website: lcus.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Logos Christian University

JACKSONVILLE Phone: 800-776-0127 Website: logos.edu Email: info@logos.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Palm Beach Atlantic University

WEST PALM BEACH Phone: 888-468-6722 Website: pba.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

River Bible Institute

TAMPA Phone: 813-899-0085 Website: riverbibleinstitute.com Email: rbi@revival.com Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Southeastern University

LAKELAND Phone: 800-500-8760 Website: seu.edu Email: admission@seu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Trinity College of Florida

TRINITY Phone: 727-376-6911 Website: trinitycollege.edu Email: admissions @trinitycollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational

Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

University of the Supernatural Ministry

MIAMI Phone: 305-398-7969 Website: university.kingjesus ministry.org Email: university@kingjesusministry.org Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Warner University

LAKE WALES Phone: 800-309-9563 Website: warner.edu Email: royalservices@warner.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Zion Christian University

CLEARWATER Phone: 727-791-4846 Website: zion.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Zoe University

JACKSONVILLE Phone: 904-743-6166 Website: zoeuniversity.org Email: zoe@zoeuniversity.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

GEORGIA

Email: admissions@bpc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Covenant College

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Phone: 706-820-1560 Website: covenant.edu Email: info@covenant.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Emmanuel College

FRANKLIN SPRINGS Phone: 800-860-8800 Website: ec.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Hope Seminary

FORT VALLEY Phone: 478-953-7898 Website: iamhope .church/hopeseminary Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Toccoa Falls College

TOCCOA FALLS Phone: 706-886-7299 Website: tfc.edu Email: admissions@tfc.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Truett McConnell College CLEVELAND Phone: 706-865-2134 Website: truett.edu Email: admissions@truett.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Beulah Heights University

ATLANTA Phone: 404-627-2681 Website: beulah.org Email: admissions@beulah.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Brewton-Parker College MOUNT VERNON Phone: 912-583-2241 Website: bpc.edu

H AWA I I University of the Nations Kona

KAILUA-KONA Phone: 808-326-7228 Website: uofnkona.edu Email: info@uofnkona.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate

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ILLINOIS Christian Life College

MOUNT PROSPECT Phone: 847-259-1840 Website: christianlifecollege.edu Email: rstevens @christianlifecollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Dayspring Bible College MUNDELEIN Phone: 224-677-7800 Website: dbc.edu Email: info@dbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate

Greenville College

GREENVILLE Phone: 618-664-7100 Website: greenville.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Judson University

ELGIN Phone: 847-628-2500 Website: judsonu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

North Park University CHICAGO Phone: 773-244-6200 Website: northpark.edu Email: admissions @northpark.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Olivet Nazarene University

BOURBONNAIS Phone: 800-648-1463 Website: olivet.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Trinity Christian College PALOS HEIGHTS Phone: 708-597-3000 Website: trnty.edu Email: admissions@trnty.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Wheaton College

Email: admissions @trinitysem.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Valparaiso University

WHEATON Phone: 630-752-5000 Website: wheaton.edu Email: admissions @wheaton.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

VALPARAISO Phone: 219-464-5000 Website: valpo.edu Email: undergrad .admission@valpo.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Central College

ANDERSON Phone: 800-428-6414 Website: anderson.edu Email: info@anderson.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

PELLA Phone: 877-462-3687 Website: central.edu Email: admission@central.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

Grace College & Theological Seminary

SIOUX CENTER Phone: 800-343-6738 Website: dordt.edu Email: admissions@dordt.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

WINONA LAKE Phone: 866-974-7223 Website: grace.edu Email: enroll@grace.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Huntington University

HUNTINGTON Phone: 800-642-6493 Website: huntington.edu Email: admissions @huntington.edu Affiliation: United Brethren in Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Trinity College of the Bible & Theological Seminary EVANSVILLE Phone: 800-457-5510 Website: trinitysem.edu

Dordt College

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary ANKENY Phone: 515-964-0601 Website: faith.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Deaf Missions Training Center

COUNCIL BLUFFS Phone: 712-322-5493 Website: deafmissions .com/dmtc Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

Kingsway University and Theological Seminary

NORWALK Phone: 515-288-2852 Website: kingsway.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

KANSAS Baker University

BALDWIN CITY Phone: 785-594-6451 Website: bakeru.edu Email: admission@bakeru.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Central Christian College MCPHERSON Phone: 800-835-0078 Website: centralchristian.edu Email: admissions @centralchristian.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Friends University

WICHITA Phone: 800-794-6945 Website: friends.edu Email: learn@friends.edu Affiliation: Quaker Degrees: Bachelor, Master

MidAmerica Nazarene University

OLATHE Phone: 913-971-3380 Website: mnu.edu Email: admissions@mnu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Ottawa University

OTTAWA Phone: 855-774-7713 Website: ottawa.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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CHARISMA’S BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES Southwestern College

WINFIELD Phone: 800-846-1543 Website: sckans.edu Email: webmaster@sckans.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

K E N T U C KY Asbury University

WILMORE Phone: 859-858-3511 Website: asbury.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE Phone: 270-789-5220 Website: campbellsville.edu Email: admissions @campbellsville.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Union College

BARBOURVILLE Phone: 800-489-8646 Website: unionky.edu Email: enrollme@unionky.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG Phone: 877-713-8767 Website: ucumberlands.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

LO U I S I A N A Evangel Christian University of America

MONROE Phone: 855-796-7111 Website: ecua.edu

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Email: admin@ecua.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Team Impact Christian University

BATON ROUGE Phone: 225-292-1771 Website: tiuniversity.com Email: dean@tiuniversity.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

MAINE Faith Bible College

CHARLESTON Phone: 207-285-3373 Website: faithbci.org Email: admissions@faithbci.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Website: enc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Gordon College

WENHAM Phone: 978-927-2300 Website: gordon.edu Email: info@gordon.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Northpoint Bible College

HAVERHILL Phone: 978-478-3400 Website: northpoint.edu Email: info@northpoint.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Apostolic Christian College

CAPITOL HEIGHTS Phone: 202-543-0500 Website: apostolicchristiancollege.com Email: registrar @apostolicchristiancollege.com Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Maryland Bible College & Seminary

BALTIMORE Phone: 800-528-2027 Website: mbcs.edu Email: frontdesk@mbcs.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

M A S S AC H U S E T TS Eastern Nazarene College QUINCY Phone: 617-745-3000

HOLLAND Phone: 616-395-7000 Website: hope.edu Email: admissions@hope.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

Kuyper College

GRAND RAPIDS Phone: 616-222-3000 Website: kuyper.edu Email: admissions@kuyper.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Spring Arbor University

SPRING ARBOR Phone: 800-968-0011 Website: arbor.edu Email: admissions@arbor.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

MICHIGAN Concordia University

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Hope College

ANN ARBOR Phone: 734-995-7300 Website: cuaa.edu Email: admissions@cuaa.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Cornerstone University

GRAND RAPIDS Phone: 616-949-5300 Website: cornerstone.edu Email: info@cornerstone.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Grace Bible College

WYOMING Phone: 616-538-2330 Website: gbcol.edu Email: graceadmissions @gbcol.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

M I N N E S OTA Acts International Bible College

BLAINE Phone: 763-755-4800, ext. 114 Website: actscollege.org Email: mail@actscollege.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Bethany Global University

BLOOMINGTON Phone: 800-323-3417 Website: bethanygu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Bethel University

ST. PAUL Phone: 651-638-6400 Website: bethel.edu Email: undergrad -admissions@bethel.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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CHARISMA’S BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES Concordia College

MOORHEAD Phone: 218-299-4000 Website: concordiacollege.edu Email: info@cord.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (ELCA) Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Crossroads College

ROCHESTER Phone: 800-456-7651 Website: crossroadscollege.edu Email: admissions @crossroadscollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Crown College

SAINT BONIFACIUS Phone: 952-446-4100 Website: crown.edu Email: webmaster@crown.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

North Central University

MINNEAPOLIS Phone: 800-289-6222 Website: northcentral.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Oak Hills Christian College BEMIDJI Phone: 888-751-8670 Website: oakhills.edu Email: oakhills@oakhills.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Spiritual Life Bible College & Seminary

BROOKLYN CENTER Phone: 763-560-7221 Website: slbc.slcgrace.com Email: biblecollege @slcgrace.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master 32

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MISSISSIPPI Belhaven University

JACKSON Phone: 601-968-5940 Website: belhaven.edu Email: admission@belhaven.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Blue Mountain College

BLUE MOUNTAIN Phone: 662-685-4771 Website: bmc.edu Email: admissions@bmc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Mississippi College

CLINTON Phone: 601-925-3000 Website: mc.edu Email: admissions@mc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Southeastern Baptist College

LAUREL Phone: 601-426-6346 Website: southeasternbaptist.edu Email: rkitchens @southeasternbaptist.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Tougaloo College

TOUGALOO Phone: 601-977-7700 Website: tougaloo.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: United Church of Christ Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

MISSOURI Biblical Life College and Seminary

MARSHFIELD Phone: 417-859-0881 Website: biblical-life.com

Email: blcsoffice@biblical-life.net Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Calvary University

KANSAS CITY Phone: 816-322-0110 Website: calvary.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Carver Baptist Bible College, Institute & Theological Seminary

KANSAS CITY Phone: 816-333-1577 Website: carverbiblecollegekc.org Email: admissions @carverbiblecollegekc.org Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

College of the Ozarks

POINT LOOKOUT Phone: 800-222-0525 Website: cofo.edu Email: admissions@cofo.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor

Evangel University

SPRINGFIELD Phone: 800-382-6435 Website: evangel.edu/moments Email: info@evangel.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Website: ihopkc.org/ihopu Email: ihopu@ihopkc.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

James River College

OZARK Phone: 417-581-8613 Website: jrlc.com Email: college@jamesriver.org Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate

Lindenwood University

ST. CHARLES Phone: 636-949-2000 Website: lindenwood.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Southwest Baptist University

BOLIVAR Phone: 800-526-5859 Website: sbuniv.edu Email: admissions@sbuniv.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

St. Louis Christian College FLORISSANT Phone: 314-837-6777 Website: stlchristian.edu Email: admissions @stlchristian.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

M O N TA N A Global University

SPRINGFIELD Phone: 800-443-1083 Website: globaluniversity.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

International House of Prayer University

Rocky Mountain College BILLINGS Phone: 800-877-6259 Website: rocky.edu Email: admissions@rocky.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

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Concordia College New York

Phone: 800-535-5494 Website: cune.edu Email: admiss@cune.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Grace University

OMAHA Phone: 402-449-2800 Website: graceuniversity.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Hastings College

HASTINGS Phone: 800-532-7642 Website: hastings.edu Email: hcadmissions @hastings.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Nebraska Christian College

PAPILLION Phone: 402-935-9400 Website: nechristian.edu Email: info@nechristian.edu Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Bachelor, Master

NEW JERSEY Drew University

MADISON Phone: 973-408-3000 Website: drew.edu Email: cadm@drew.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Pillar College

NEWARK Phone: 800-234-9305 Website: pillar.edu Email: info@pillar.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

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BRONXVILLE Phone: 914-337-9300 Website: concordia-ny.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

NORTH CAROLINA Brevard College

BREVARD Phone: 828-884-8332 Website: brevard.edu Email: admissions@brevard.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor

Davis College

JOHNSON CITY Phone: 877-949-3248 Website: davisny.edu Email: askdavis@davisny.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Elim Bible Institute and College

LIMA Phone: 585-582-1230 Website: elim.edu Email: info@elim.edu Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Houghton College

HOUGHTON Phone: 800-777-2556 Website: houghton.edu Email: admission @houghton.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Nyack College

NYACK Phone: 845-358-1710 Website: nyack.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Roberts Wesleyan College

ROCHESTER Phone: 800-777-4792 Website: roberts.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Wesleyan

FIRE School of Ministry

CONCORD Phone: 704-782-3555 Website: fire-school.org Email: info@fire-school.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Gardner-Webb University

BOILING SPRINGS Phone: 704-406-4000 Website: gardner-webb.edu Email: admissions @gardner-webb.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Heritage Bible College

DUNN Phone: 910-892-3178 Website: heritagebiblecollege.edu Email: srzonca @heritagebiblecollege.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Impact University

CLEMMONS Phone: 336-714-4048 Website: impactuniv.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

John Wesley University

Website: johnwesley.edu Email: admissions @johnwesley.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Montreat College

MONTREAT Phone: 828-669-8012 Website: montreat.edu Email: admissions @montreat.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Native American Bible College

SHANNON Phone: 910-843-5304 Website: nabc.edu Email: office@nabc.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

William Peace University RALEIGH Phone: 919-508-2000 Website: peace.edu Email: info@peace.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor

Piedmont International University WINSTON-SALEM Phone: 800-937-5097 Website: piedmontu.edu Email: admissions @piedmontu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

STC Bible College

THOMASVILLE Phone: 336-472-4109 Website: stcbiblecollege.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

HIGH POINT Phone: 336-887-3000

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N O R T H DA KOTA Trinity Bible College

ELLENDALE Phone: 800-523-1603 Website: trinitybiblecollege.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

OHIO Allegheny Wesleyan College

SALEM Phone: 800-292-3153 Website: awc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Capital University

COLUMBUS Phone: 614-236-6011 Website: capital.edu Email: admission@capital.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (ELCA) Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Cedarville University CEDARVILLE Phone: 800-233-2784 Website: cedarville.edu Email: admissions @cedarville.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Cincinnati Christian University

Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

God’s Bible School & College CINCINNATI Phone: 513-721-7944 Website: gbs.edu Email: info@gbs.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

MOUNT VERNON Phone: 740-397-9000 Website: mvnu.com Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Ohio Christian University

CIRCLEVILLE Phone: 877-762-8669 Website: ohiochristian.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Tri-State Bible College

SOUTH POINT Phone: 740-377-2520 Website: tsbc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Valor Christian College

CINCINNATI Phone: 800-949-4228 Website: ccuniversity.edu Email: info@ccuniversity.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

COLUMBUS Phone: 800-940-9422 Website: valorcollege.com Email: info@valorcollege.com Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Franciscan University of Steubenville

OKLAHOMA

STEUBENVILLE Phone: 740-283-3771 Website: franciscan.edu Email: admissions @franciscan.edu Affiliation: Catholic 36

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AFCM International Training Center TULSA Phone: 918-392-0511 Website: afcmitc.com

Email: office@afcmitc.com Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

Family of Faith Christian University

Email: webmaster@snu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Wisdom University

SHAWNEE Phone: 405-695-5533 Website: familyoffaith.edu Email: info@familyoffaith.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

TULSA Phone: 918-712-7122 Website: wisdomuniversityonline.org Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Oklahoma Baptist University

OREGON

SHAWNEE Phone: 405-585-4000 Website: okbu.edu Email: info@okbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Oklahoma Wesleyan University BARTLESVILLE Phone: 918-335-6200 Website: okwu.edu Email: info@okwu.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Oral Roberts University

TULSA Phone: 800-678-8876 Website: oru.edu Email: admissions@oru.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Rhema Bible Training College

BROKEN ARROW Phone: 918-258-1588, ext. 2260 Website: rbtc.org Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

Southern Nazarene University BETHANY Phone: 405-789-6400 Website: snu.edu

Concordia University PORTLAND Phone: 503-288-9371 Website: cu-portland.edu Email: admission @cu-portland.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Corban University

SALEM Phone: 503-581-8600 Website: corban.edu Email: info@corban.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

New Hope Christian College EUGENE Phone: 800-322-2638 Website: newhope.edu Email: admissions @newhope.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Northwest Christian University

EUGENE Phone: 541-343-1641 Website: nwcu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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CHARISMA’S BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES Warner Pacific College

PORTLAND Phone: 503-517-1020 Website: warnerpacific.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

P E N N S YLVA N I A Clarks Summit University

SOUTH ABINGDON TWP. Phone: 800-451-7664 Website: clarkssummitu.edu Email: info@clarkssummitu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Eastern University

ST. DAVIDS Phone: 610-341-5800 Website: eastern.edu Email: ugadm@eastern.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Geneva College

BEAVER FALLS Phone: 855-979-5563 Website: geneva.edu Email: admissions@geneva.edu Affiliation: Reformed Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Grove City College

GROVE CITY Phone: 724-458-2100 Website: gcc.edu Email: admissions@gcc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Lancaster Bible College

LANCASTER Phone: 717-569-7071 Website: lbc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Messiah College

MECHANICSBURG Phone: 717-766-2511 Website: messiah.edu Email: admissions@messiah.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

University of Valley Forge

Columbia International University

COLUMBIA Phone: 800-777-2227 Website: ciu.edu Email: yesciu@ciu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Erskine College

PHOENIXVILLE Phone: 800-432-8322 Website: valleyforge.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

DUE WEST Phone: 888-359-4358 Website: erskine.edu Email: admissions@erskine.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor

SOUTH CAROLINA

TIGERVILLE Phone: 864-977-7000 Website: ngu.edu Email: admissions@ngu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Anderson University

ANDERSON Phone: 800-542-3594 Website: andersonuniversity.edu Email: admission @andersonuniversity.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE Phone: 800-252-6363 Website: bju.edu Email: public@bju.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Charleston Southern University

CHARLESTON Phone: 843-863-7000 Website: csuniv.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Columbia College

COLUMBIA Phone: 800-277-1301 Website: columbiasc.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

North Greenville University

Southern Wesleyan University

CENTRAL Phone: 877-644-5556 Website: swu.edu Email: admissions@swu.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

W.L. Bonner College

COLUMBIA Phone: 803-726-3503 Website: wlbc.edu Email: emcqueen@wlbc.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

S O U T H DA KOTA University of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS Phone: 800-888-1047 Website: usiouxfalls.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational

Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

TENNESSEE American Baptist College NASHVILLE Phone: 615-256-1463 Website: abcnash.edu Email: registrar@abcnash.com Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Belmont University

NASHVILLE Phone: 615-460-6000 Website: belmont.edu Email: admissions@belmont.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Berea Bible Institute and Seminary

HIXSON Phone: 423-643-3100 Website: abbashouse .com/berea Email: berea@abbashouse.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Bryan College

DAYTON Phone: 423-775-2041 Website: bryan.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Carson-Newman University

JEFFERSON CITY Phone: 865-471-2000 Website: cn.edu Email: admitme@cn.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

King University

BRISTOL Phone: 800-362-0014 Website: king.edu

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Email: admissions@trevecca.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Johnson University

Union University

HOUSTON Phone: 888-360-0004 Website: christianbibleinstitute.net Email: info @christianbibleinstitute.net Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

KNOXVILLE Phone: 865-573-4517 Website: johnsonu.edu /Tennessee/Home.aspx Email: johnsonu@johnsonu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Lee University

CLEVELAND Phone: 423-614-8000 Website: leeuniversity.edu Email: info@leeuniversity.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Lipscomb University

NASHVILLE Phone: 800-333-4358 Website: lipscomb.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Churches of Christ Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Mid-South Christian College

MEMPHIS Phone: 901-375-4400 Website: midsouthchristian.edu Email: info @midsouthchristian.edu Affiliation: Restoration Movement Degrees: Bachelor

New Life Bible College

CLEVELAND Phone: 423-479-7120 Website: newlifecollege.net Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Trevecca Nazarene University NASHVILLE Phone: 615-248-1200 Website: trevecca.edu

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JACKSON Phone: 731-668-1818 Website: uu.edu Email: admissions@uu.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

T E XA S All Nations Revival School

HOUSTON Phone: 281-821-2222, ext. 104 Website: allnations.cc Email: school@allnations.cc Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: N/A

Arlington Baptist College

ARLINGTON Phone: 817-461-8741 Website: arlingtonbaptistcollege.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Baptist University of the Américas

SAN ANTONIO Phone: 800-721-1396 Website: bua.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Baylor University

WACO Phone: 800-229-5678 Website: baylor.edu Email: admissions@baylor.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Christ for the Nations Institute

DALLAS Phone: 800-933-2364 Website: cfni.org Email: info@cfni.org Affiliation: Charismatic

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Criswell College

DALLAS Phone: 800-899-0012 Website: criswell.edu Email: admissions@criswell.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Dallas Baptist University

DALLAS Phone: 214-333-7100 Website: dbu.edu Email: admiss@dbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

East Texas Baptist University

MARSHALL Phone: 800-804-3828 Website: etbu.edu Email: admissions@etbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Elevate Leadership Institute

FRISCO Phone: 214-387-9833 Website: elevateinterns.com Email: intern@elevatelife.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Hardin-Simmons University

ABILENE Phone: 325-670-1000 Website: hsutx.edu Email: visit@hsutx.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Houston Baptist University

HOUSTON Phone: 281-649-3000 Website: hbu.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Howard Payne University BROWNWOOD Phone: 325-649-8020 Website: hputx.edu Email: enroll@hputx.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

The King’s University

SOUTHLAKE Phone: 817-722-1700 Website: tku.edu Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

LeTourneau University

LONGVIEW Phone: 800-759-8811 Website: letu.edu Email: admissions@letu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Messenger College

EULESS Phone: 817-554-5950 Website: messengercollege.edu Email: info @messengercollege.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

WAXAHACHIE Phone: 888-937-7248 Website: sagu.edu Email: info@sagu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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CHARISMA’S BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES The Way Bible College

THE WOODLANDS Phone: 281-681-8922 Website: waychurch .org/bible-college Email: info@waychurch.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate

Wayland Baptist University

PLAINVIEW Phone: 800-588-1928 Website: wbu.edu Email: admitme@wbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

West Coast Bible College & Seminary

DALLAS Phone: 800-921-4561 Website: westcoastbible.org Email: ​info@westcoastbible.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

VIRGINIA Bluefield College

BLUEFIELD Phone: 800-872-0176 Website: bluefield.edu Email: bluefield@bluefield.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Faith Landmarks Bible Institute

RICHMOND Phone: 804-262-7104, ext. 267 Website: flbi.org Email: info@flbi.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

Liberty University

LYNCHBURG Phone: 434-582-2000 Website: liberty.edu/champions Email: admissions@liberty.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

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Patrick Henry College

PURCELLVILLE Phone: 888-338-1776 Website: phc.edu Email: info@phc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH Phone: 866-910-7615 Website: learn.regent.edu Email: admissions@regent.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Roanoke College

SALEM Phone: 540-375-2500 Website: roanoke.edu Email: admissions@roanoke.edu Affiliation: Lutheran (ELCA) Degrees: Bachelor

WA S H I N G TO N Northwest University

KIRKLAND Phone: 425-822-8266 Website: northwestu.edu Email: info@northwestu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

WEST VIRGINIA Appalachian Bible College

MOUNT HOPE Phone: 304-877–6428 Website: abc.edu Email: admissions@abc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

W YO M I N G Jackson Hole Bible College

JACKSON Phone: 307-739-8630 Website: jhbc.edu Email: jhbc.admin@gmail.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate

C A N A DA Briercrest College and Seminary

CARONPORT, SASKATCHEWAN Phone: 306-756-3200 Website: briercrest.ca Email: info@briercrest.ca Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master

Canada Christian College

TORONTO, ONTARIO Phone: 416-391-5000 Website: canadachristiancollege.com Email: info @canadachristiancollege.com Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Canadian Baptist Bible College

WINKLER, MANITOBA Phone: 204-325-8648 Website: canadianbaptistbiblecollege.com Email: cbbc@pvbc.ca Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor

Crandall University

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK Phone: 888-968-6228 Website: crandallu.ca Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Eston College

ESTON, SASKATCHEWAN Phone: 888-440-3424 Website: estoncollege.ca Email: info@estoncollege.ca Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: N/A

Redeemer University

ANCASTER, ONTARIO Phone: 877-779-0913 Website: redeemer.ca Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor

Steinbach Bible College

STEINBACH, MANITOBA Phone: 800-230-8478 Website: sbcollege.ca Email: info@sbcollege.ca Affiliation: Anabaptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor

Summit Pacific College

ABBOTTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA Phone: 604-851-7224 Website: summitpacific.ca Email: admissions @summitpacific.ca Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

Trinity Western University

LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA Phone: 888-468-6898 Website: twu.ca/charisma Email: Use online contact form. Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master

Tyndale University College and Seminary

TORONTO, ONTARIO Phone: 416-226-6620 Website: tyndale.ca Email: contact@tyndale.ca Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Horizon College & Seminary

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN Phone: 306-374-6655 Website: horizon.edu Email: info@horizon.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

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Contact Trinity Western University 7600 Glover Road Langley, British Columbia, Canada 1.888.468.6898 twu.ca/charisma Overview Lives are changed at Trinity Western University through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and adult degreecompletion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Costs and Aid Tuition and financial aid varies by program. Please visit twu.ca/financialaid for details. Admission Admission varies by program. Please visit twu.ca/admissions-aid for details. Top Majors • Certificate in Leadership for Christian Organizations • BA in Leadership (Adult Degree Completion) • Master of Arts in Leadership • Master of Business Administration • Master of Science in Nursing • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities • Master of Arts in TESOL

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TWU is all about developing the whole individual, so you’ll leave not only with credentials, but also as a new person. Here, you’ll integrate your values into your studies, so you’ll come out from this experience knowing how to integrate your purpose into your career and life.

Why Trinity Western University? Because you want to use your talents to help people and positively contribute to your community and the world. Because you’re looking for an educational experience that engages your heart and your mind. TWU strives to be a community of reason, faith and charity that brings about understanding and learning through cutting-edge research, outstanding scholarship and open dialogue. Our best attribute, however, is our legacy of more than 22,000 alumni who are making a positive difference in over 80 countries around the world. Trinity Western offers 43 undergraduate programs and 19 graduate programs to enable you to do what you were called to do, regardless of your profession. Online, in-person and mixed-mode programs are available. Find out more at twu.ca/charisma.


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