There are multiple colleges in the US that are affiliated with the Assembly of God church. These schools provide spiritual life that is combined with classroom learning and campus activities. We'll explore these schools while paying particular attention to their respective tuition rates, academic programs and spiritual life activities.
The following table will look at the cost and location of five postsecondary schools associated with the Assembly of God church.
|School Name||Institution Type||Student Population (2017)*||Location||Undergraduate Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Vanguard University of Southern California||4-year, private not-for-profit||2,104||Costa Mesa, CA||$32,430|
|Northwest University||4-year, private not-for-profit||1,226||Kirkland, WA||$30,320|
|Southeastern University||4-year, private not-for-profit||5,804||Lakeland, FL||$25,360|
|North Central University||4-year, private not-for-profit||1,111||Minneapolis, MN||$23,480|
|University of Valley Forge||4-year, private not-for-profit||877||Phoenixville, PA||$21,370|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Assembly of God Colleges Overview
We'll look at schools from every corner of the country that provide rich spiritual life with chapels, retreats, prayer groups and activities. These schools offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Vanguard University of Southern California
The student to teacher ratio at Vanguard University of Southern California is 15:1. Vanguard attempts to keep Christ at the center of education and campus living. Along with chapel services, students can take part in one of the ministry teams created on campus, such as the music worship team, From the Vine, or one of the improv teams that spread Christ's word: Delivery Boys and Entourage. Several undergraduate programs are offered, and the top five are business, psychology, kinesiology, communications, and religion.
In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwest University as one of the top 35 'Best Value Schools' for the Western region. At the university, students can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. There are over 30 undergraduate programs and a dozen graduate programs available. Students are asked to keep a spiritual journal throughout the semester, responding to three online devotionals each week. These journals are turned in to the Spiritual Life Committee for five spiritual life credits. Full-time students are required to earn 35 spiritual life credits each semester. These credits can be earned through local and global mission work and attendance/participation in chapel and other organized events.
Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Their nursing program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education since 2016. Along with ten men's and eight women's sports teams, students can look into joining the many clubs and organizations on campus, such as Circle K International, the student newspaper, the Student Christian Medical and Dental Association, or the International Justice Mission. Students have plenty of opportunities to grow in their faith through chapel services, missions, and other activities. Southeastern stops campus activities and classes every week for an hour so that students can meet with their spiritual mentors.
North Central University
U.S. News & World Report ranked North Central University (NCU) at #51 on its 2018 list of the top regional colleges in the Midwest. NCU centers their education and campus life around Christ, with the intention that students are stronger in their faith after graduation. No matter the major, students will typically pray before class, and teachers will attempt to connect all topics with Christian values. NCU believes its daily chapel requirement is an opportunity to strengthen faith each day through fellowship. Students can major in over 60 areas of study at North Central University.
University of Valley Forge
The University of Valley Forge placed 35th for regional colleges in the North according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 ranking. The university has daily chapel and a number of faith-based activities and prayer groups to strengthen your faith and relationships with fellow Christians. Along with graduate degrees, students can undertake any of the associate's or bachelor's degree programs available on campus, including pastoral counseling, digital media studies, intercultural studies, family studies, and church music. There are 12 residence halls on campus, and roughly 90% of enrolled students live on campus.