Grace College

Graduates: 79
Undergraduates: 1310
Graduates: 79
Setting: Small
In-state Tuition: $23,290.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $23,290.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1017 / 24 / 3.47
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 45:55
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 79%

Grace College and Seminary is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,530, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Grace College and Seminary's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 48. Its tuition and fees are $23,970 (2013-14).

Grace College is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. Grace Theological Seminary is a learning community dedicated to teaching, training, and transforming the whole person for local church and global ministry. At Grace, the students, administration, faculty, and staff aim together to make Christ preeminent in all things. Students learn this by living, studying, working, worshipping and achieving academic success with others who share similar Christian ideals in a setting where the community lifestyle fosters devotion to serious academic inquiry, wholesome recreation and relaxation, and mature spiritual growth.

Beginnings The institution began with the organization of Grace Theological Seminary under the leadership of Alva J. McClain in 1937.In 1948, a two-year "undergraduate division" of the seminary was begun and has since transitioned into a four-year Liberal Arts college. Leadership Alva J. McClain served as president until 1962, when he was succeeded by his colleague and fellow co-founder Herman A. Hoyt.He remained in this position until he retired in 1976, and was followed by then Dean of Grace Theological Seminary Homer Kent, Jr., who retained this position until his own retirement in 1986. Dr. John J. Davis then served in the position from 1986 to 1993.Ronald E. Manahan replaced Davis and led the institution until 2013 at which time William J. Katip, who had been Provost since 2007, replaced Manahan. Serving with Katip are five vice presidents who make up the other senior level positions of leadership. Under Manahan and Katip, the college has undergone several changes. In June 2010, the college announced a "Reimagine" plan that would make a three-year accelerated option possible for all undergraduate degrees. This, along with increasing online options, and greater community engagement through the School of Adult and Community Education, was designed as an aggressive response to the school's economic challenges during the Great Recession, which the administration believed threatened especially small, tuition-driven schools like Grace. The new initiatives were implemented in the fall of 2013 and included an adjusted calendar in which each of the semesters were divided into two 8-week sessions. Grace was among the first colleges in the nation to offer a three-year option for students in every major.

rural: 165 acre (0.667 km�)

Undergraduate application fee: $0.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
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