Although there are not a lot of them, students interested in attending a Free Methodist college can choose from schools located on the East Coast, West Coast or in the Midwest. These schools vary in size, tuition rates and other factors. Explore some of the Free Methodist colleges here.
There are five accredited 4-year, private institutions in the U.S. that are affiliated with the Free Methodist denomination. Compare these schools' tuition rates and locations below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Central Christian College of Kansas||4-year, private not-for-profit||McPherson, KS||$17,240|
|Greenville University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Greenville, IL||$26,356|
|Roberts Wesleyan College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Rochester, NY||$30,686|
|Seattle Pacific University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Seattle, WA||$40,893|
|Spring Arbor University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Spring Arbor, MI||$27,750|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of Free Methodist Colleges
Despite all being Free Methodist colleges, the following schools are unique and differ in many ways. Students considering attending one of these schools may want to look into factors like student population, available degree programs and/or student-to-faculty ratios. Find out more about each Free Methodist college here.
Central Christian College of Kansas
Central Christian College of Kansas is an all undergraduate school that had a student population of about 1,000 in 2016, per the NCES. The NCES also reports that the student-to-faculty ratio was 18 to 1 that year. Students may pursue associate's or bachelor's degrees in areas such as in criminal justice, education, business, liberal arts, psychology, exercise science and more. Students may participate in chapel, vesper services and small group ministry, as well as listen to spiritual podcasts from the school. The NCES reported an overall graduation rate of 30% for students who began their studies in 2010-2011.
Greenville University is a small school in Illinois that offers bachelor's and master's degree programs. According to the NCES, the school had just over 1,200 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1 in the fall of 2016. Available master's degree programs fall mostly in the fields of education and business, but bachelor's degree programs are also available in biology, communications, criminal justice, foreign language, religious studies, psychology, ministry, the performing arts and more. Students at Greenville can participate in chapel and vespers, but the school also offers leadership programs and world outreach missions. The school's overall graduation rate for students who started in fall 2010 was 47%, per the NCES.
Roberts Wesleyan College
Located in New York, Roberts Wesleyan College had a student population of about 1,700 students, according to 2016 NCES data. Students can pursue associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at the school, and the NCES reported a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1 in 2016. Undergraduate degree programs are available in areas like biology, business, computer science, English, nursing, math, physics and more, while graduate degrees are available in social work, school psychology, healthcare administration, education and business administration. Students can choose to participate in chapel, small groups and bible studies, ministry groups, missions and prayer groups. The NCES reported that the overall graduation rate for students who started their degree in 2010 was 59%.
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle Pacific University is a slightly larger institution with more than 4,000 enrolled students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, according to 2016 stats from the NCES. The school provides bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level certificate programs. Undergraduate degree programs are available in cultural studies, computer science, education, engineering, family and consumer science, history, exercise science, theology, art, music and more, and graduate degree programs include the fields of healthcare, psychology, theology, English, education and business. The school offers weekly chapel services, evening worship sessions, small groups and men's and women's ministries. Students who began their studies in 2010 had an overall graduation rate of 71%, according to the NCES.
Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor University is located in Michigan and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Per the NCES, the school had an student population of about 3,340 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 during the 2016 school year. Students can earn associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees in areas like theology, social work, psychology, nursing, family studies, education, business and more. Spring Arbor University provides students with a variety of outreach ministries and fellowship groups, as well as chapel services. According to the NCES, the school had an overall graduation rate of 54% for students who began study in 2010.