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Christian Colleges in Ohio

Students interested in a Christian college in Ohio should consider the schools in this article. Here, we'll look at some of the most popular colleges and student activities on each campus.

Ohio Christian colleges have a great diversity of denomination affiliations. On top of the varied denominations, students will find a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs and spiritual life activities.

School Comparison

From $12,000 to $45,000 a year, Ohio Christian colleges have a wide range of tuition costs. This table will look at some of the most important information which you may need to consider about the schools in this article.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location Undergraduate Tuition (2017-2018)*
Kettering College 4-year, private not-for-profit Seventh Day Adventist Kettering, OH $12,408
Muskingum University 4-year, private not-for-profit Presbyterian Church (USA) New Concord, OH $27,646
John Carroll University 4-year, private not-for-profit Roman Catholic University Heights, OH $39,990
Ohio Wesleyan University 4-year, private not-for-profit United Methodist Delaware, OH $44,690
Bluffton University 4-year, private not-for-profit Mennonite Church Bluffton, OH $31,672

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Summary of Ohio Christian Colleges

Campus ministry is a large part of most Christian colleges. In Ohio, there are many events, activities, and retreats put together by the campus ministry teams to keep students engaged outside of the classroom. Aside from the extracurricular options, below you can learn more about the various Christian colleges in Ohio, including their degree program offerings and accreditations.

Kettering College

For an intimate learning environment, Kettering College keeps class sizes small with a student to teacher ratio of 9:1. With only around 700 students, the school remains small despite its many program offerings. Students can earn associate's, bachelor, and master's degrees on campus, as well as a doctorate in occupational therapy. In fact, Kettering is a medical institute that offers programs in eight areas: human biology, physician assistant, occupational therapy, sonography, respiratory care, health sciences, and radiological sciences. Among some of the ministry opportunities on campus is the card ministry, where students handwrite cards that will go to members of faculty and service outreach activities.

Muskingum University

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1919, Muskingum University offers bachelor's and pre-professional programs. Students can undertake a degree program in a number of areas, including animal studies, pre-pharmacy, conservation science, athletics communication, economics, German, petroleum geology, and public health studies among many others. Around 90% of enrolled students live on campus in one of the six residence halls or townhouses. Along with Total Praise worship service run by students, the chapel service is held every Thursday and lunch is provided immediately after. Students can opt to join the chapel fellowship after service, which serves a 'gourmet' lunch and includes a discussion.

John Carroll University

Ranked as the sixth-best regional university in the Midwest by the U.S. News and World Report, John Carroll University offers 30+ programs of study. The four most popular majors are accounting, management, marketing, and biology. Campus ministry is a rich culture for students, offering social justice opportunities, worships, retreats, musical ensembles, and areas dedicated to prayer. Immersion programs take students to poverty around the world where they will live in the community as they serve and learn about the cultures and social injustices. At John Carroll, students have a 2-year on-campus residency for traditional students.

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is a United Methodist college that expects students to keep an open heart for those of other faiths. In fact, spiritual life on campus is diverse to include interfaith activities. Some of the campus ministries for OWU include wilderness ministries, Christian fellowship, Interfaith service week, faith exploration and practices, and worship services. Along with this, students can join any of the other 100 or so clubs and organizations for students of all interests (horticulture to medieval combat). Athletes can consider the many athletic sports options, including clubs and competitive sports. From rugby to golf, the sports are diverse for students interested in honing their sport or trying something new.

Bluffton University

As the 27th best college in the regional Midwest, according to U.S. News and World Report, Bluffton University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Bluffton students can select from 52 areas of study, including worship arts, insurance and financial services, and strength and conditioning. Graduate students can choose between a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in Education. Though attending chapel service is not a requirement, students are encouraged to take part in the service offered every Thursday. A special week for students is the Spiritual Life Week, where students have many opportunities for fellowship and strengthen their relationship with God. Students are treated to snack, movies, guest speakers, musicians, and special lectures.


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