Crown College

Crown College

“Are you passionate about your faith? Crown College knows the unique needs of homeschool students. After all, nearly 20 percent of our students have been homeschooled. We’re looking for someone like YOU!”

Beginning in 1916 with four students who wanted to study the Bible, Crown College remains an exceptional private Christian college that is passionate in its preparation of graduates will who serve Christ and influence the world in a variety of professions. (Notable alumni include Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, co-creators of VeggieTales.) The college offers a biblically-based education, a wide choice of majors, and a campus community where you’ll make life-long friends. Students are welcomed into a nurturing intellectual environment where faith is foremost.

A degree from Crown College is not only an education; it’s an adventure for the mind, heart and spirit. Nestled among rolling hills in one of the most beautiful lake-dotted regions of Minnesota, Crown College offers a place of retreat for learning and growth just 30 minutes west of the bustling Twin Cites of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The college is situated on a wooded 215-acre campus with miles of walking and running trails. The scenic park-like setting borders Parley Lake between the communities of St. Bonifacius and Waconia. Many other lakes, parks, and enjoyable destinations are within easy reach.

Crown is distinguished by its pledge to deliver a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent, globally connected, and affordable. The college offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs that are available online or on-campus. Opening doors to international experiences for students has always been a vital part of Crown College tradition with many opportunities for outreach, study, and service around the world. And as one of the ten most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest, the average cash outlay for the 2012-13 school year was only $10,320.

Crown College offers over 35 undergraduate degree programs in numerous fields of study. These programs include: Biblical & Theological Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Business/Sport Management/Social Entrepreneurship, Child & Family Ministry, Christian Ministry, Communication, Discipleship Ministries, Elementary Education, English, English Education, General Studies, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Arts, Life Science Education, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics & Science, Music, Music Education, New Testament, and Nursing. Crown College also offers seven master degree options, as well as several certifications and licensures.

Crown College is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an evangelical Protestant denomination. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The college is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

As a community of Christians, Crown College has chosen to adopt principles and standards that reinforce and support a biblical worldview and lifestyle. These guidelines are at the heart of the college and its faculty, staff, students, and trustees. Crown believes in a covenant-keeping God, and therefore is committed to the principles and standards of the Community Covenant, along with the expectations outlined in the student and employee handbooks, in order to maintain the spirit and health of the campus community.

Crown College has a student body of nearly 1300 students. All students enrolled, whether full-time or part-time, are members of the Crown College Student Association (CCSA). The CCSA is organized to minister to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social needs of the student body, and to encourage standards of personal excellence as well as providing students with involvement in decision-making, programming, and outside-of-the classroom education.

Crown offers multiple opportunities to get involved with on-campus activities and clubs including: Storm Chaser Newspaper, Storm Tracker Yearbook, Student Activities Board, Student Senate, Acting Up Drama Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Reel Film Media Club, and Men’s and Women’s Ministries. Crown Radio, the college’s online radio station, is staffed entirely by students and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Athletics include both intramural and intercollegiate sports such as basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, volleyball, football, baseball, and golf. There is even a professional 18-hole disc golf course on campus.

Crown is ranked as one of the “Best Midwest Regional Colleges” (U.S. News & World Report), one of the nation’s “Top Online Programs” (U.S. News & World Report), and one of the “Top Ten Online Christian Colleges” ( Crown is recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, and it is also a homeschool-friendly college.

“At Crown, we enthusiastically embrace the vision that inspires families to educate at home. Homeschooled students come to us remarkably well prepared, diligent and independent. They flourish on our campus and stand out in our classrooms…We are proud to be a home-away-from-home for the homeschooled student.”

Home School Preview Day
February 18, 2013
This day is specifically designed for homeschool students and co-ops. Experience campus life for a day including chapel, class visits and more. Come with your family or bring your entire co-op. Learn more:

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