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Crown College is situated on a beautiful 215-acre campus about 30 minutes west of Minneapolis near Waconia, Minnesota. Nestled among the rolling hills of one of the most lake-dotted regions in Minnesota, Crown is just west of popular Lake Minnetonka.
For 95 years, Crown College has prepared Christians to serve and influence the world. Beginning in 1916 with four students who wanted to study the Bible, it quickly developed into a training school for those interested in ministry and missionary preparation. A few years later, it became known as St Paul Bible Institute, gaining a solid reputation as a leader in the Bible college movement throughout the Midwest.
In the late '50s, the name was changed to St. Paul Bible College, and accreditation was obtained through The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). In the early '70s the College sought regional accreditation which was granted by The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) in 1975. The College also is a member with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
In the following years the College expanded the curriculum with the introduction of many new majors and areas of study, as well as developing the campus with the addition of several housing facilities. In 1992, the name was again changed to Crown College. That same year, Crown launched its Adult & Graduate Studies programs.
The College believes that the truth of God’s Word is an absolutely essential ingredient in education. Students not only learn about life—but they learn how to live.
Crown College offers more than 40 accredited degree programs, ranging in topics from pastoral leadership to nursing to communications. Classes are available through on-campus as well as online. Crown's online programs were recently ranked in the Top 10 among all Christian colleges and universities.