According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are at least 70 colleges and universities in the country that offer varsity bowling teams for men and women, including several Christian schools. Here we discuss a few of these Christian colleges with bowling teams in more detail, including their academic programs and spiritual growth opportunities.
The Christian colleges with bowling teams are 4-year institutions from various denominations, such as Baptist, Catholic and Methodist. Compare some of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Belmont Abbey College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Belmont, NC||$18,500|
|Campbellsville University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Southern Baptist||Campbellsville, KY||$25,400|
|Emmanuel College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Pentecostal Holiness Church||Franklin Springs, GA||$19,710|
|Kansas Wesleyan University||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Salina, KS||$28,980|
|Cornerstone University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Interdenominational||Grand Rapids, MI||$27,520|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of the Christian Colleges with Bowling Teams
Students interested in attending a Christian college with a bowling team may also consider how the school will prepare them for their future career goals and/or care for their spiritual lives. Learn more about the size, degree programs and spiritual growth opportunities of some of these colleges here.
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina is an undergraduate institution that had about 1,520 students in 2016, per the NCES. The Belmont Abbey Crusaders are a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II school with men's and women's bowling teams. Students can pursue undergraduate degree programs in fields including Catholic educational studies, actuarial science, environmental science, marketing, pre-law, medieval studies, theology and sport management. The college breaks campus ministry opportunities into 'Ora' (prayer) opportunities, like chapel, liturgy and sacraments, and 'Labora' (work) opportunities, such as community service and events like March for Life.
Kentucky's Campbellsville University is home to the men's and women's Tiger bowling teams, which are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). According to the NCES, the university had about 2,730 undergraduate students in 2016. To deepen their faith, students can participate in mission trips, chapel services, Baptist Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) or CU Crew (summer ministry). The school offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in various subjects, including early childhood education, film, exercise science, marriage and family ministry, pre-vet, Spanish, social work, art and design, Biblical studies and biology.
Spiritual life at Georgia's Emmanuel College includes chapel services, small groups, mentoring opportunities and practicing the spiritual disciplines. In 2016, the NCES reported that this undergraduate school had 920 students. The college offers degree programs in subjects such as psychology, diversified agriculture, digital media production, kinesiology, worship ministry, business administration, biology (pre-pharmacy) and graphic design. Emmanuel College is another NCAA Division II school and is home to the Lions men's and women's bowling teams.
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kansas Wesleyan University provides students with a Master of Business Administration degree program and various undergraduate programs in fields such as emergency management, public relations, biomedical chemistry, software engineering and information management, pre-podiatry, forensic computing and Christian leadership. The school's men's and women's bowling teams, known as the Coyotes, are part of the NAIA. Campus Ministry helps students grow in their faith by offering Small Groups of Faith, Monday Night Alive (worship service), service opportunities and FCA. According to the NCES, the university had about 690 undergraduates in 2016.
Cornerstone University in Michigan has the Golden Eagles men's and women's bowling teams and is a part of the NAIA. The university had close to 1,860 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. The university offers Seminary degree programs, as well as traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas including nursing, missions aviation, education, creative writing, organizational management, audio production, accounting and history. Students can further develop their faith through participation in chapel and worship services, small groups and mentoring opportunities through the Sojourners Program that connects students with faculty and staff.