Austin College

Sherman TX 75090-4400
United States

Austin College is a private, residential, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our 85-acre campus is located in Sherman, Texas, north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, offering professional and cultural opportunities to Austin College students and alumni.

To those committed to an intellectually rigorous, values-oriented education, we are a premier college that provides transformative experiences and extraordinary opportunities to learn to think complexly and creatively about yourself, your community, and the world.

Our focus on engaging minds begins with fostering a love of learning through our friendly, supportive, and challenging faculty members. Then we encourage students to change lives—their own and those of others—through service, research, and travel opportunities.

We believe in the transformative power of education and community, and it is our mission to help students seek personal growth, justice, community, service, academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life.

Mission

The mission of Austin College is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences in order to prepare them for rewarding careers and for full, engaged, and meaningful lives.

Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering select pre-professional programs and a graduate teacher education program. Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849, Austin College continues its relationship with the church and its commitment to a heritage that values personal growth, justice, community, and service. An Austin College education emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life. Thus Austin College affirms the importance of:

  • A community that through its size, diversity, and programs fosters lively intellectual and social interaction among persons of different origins, experiences, beliefs, accomplishments, and goals.
  • A program that does not discriminate with regard to religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, age, or economic status.
  • A faculty that acknowledges teaching, sustained by active commitment to professional growth and development, as its primary responsibility.
  • A student body of committed learners, actively involved in the programs of the college and in service to the greater community.
  • A climate of civility and respect that encourages free inquiry and the open expression of ideas.
  • A non-sectarian education that fosters the exploration and development of values through an awareness of the world’s religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions.

The mission of Austin College is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences in order to prepare them for rewarding careers and for full, engaged, and meaningful lives.

 

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