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Coordinates: 35°08′28″N 89°56′42″W / 35.14100250181354, -89.94489669799805 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Crichton College

Motto: Think. Grow. Change.
Established: 1941
Type: Private
Endowment: 10 million
President: Dr. Larry B. Lloyd
Faculty: 75
Students: 1246
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Campus: Urban, 25 acres
Colors: Scarlet & Black
Nickname: Comets
Affiliations: Non-denominational Christian
Website: http://www.crichton.edu

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Crichton College is a four-year, coeducational institution governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Directors. Higher education at Crichton College is combined with evangelical Christian faith and intends to relate education to the needs of people in contemporary society. The biblical basis of all programs is a distinctive part of the Crichton curriculum, intended to ensure the centrality of Biblical principles in the academic programs, philosophy, and life of the College.


Crichton College offers majors in psychology, biblical studies, business, biology, chemistry, professional education, pre-nursing, English, history, liberal studies, and pre-law. The faculty is encouraged to motivate students to practice a reasoned and vital faith that will enable them to lead mature and creative lives. While the faculty attends different churches, they all are selected to be dedicated Christians committed to the ideals of free inquiry in the pursuit of truth and respect for all people. The student body also represents diverse churches, races, and social backgrounds.


Crichton College endeavors to offer students a well-rounded educational experience, which allows them to explore all dimensions of their personalities while, at the same time, receiving instruction in the pursuit of a career.


Crichton further endeavors to promote whole person development, recognizing that under the sovereignty of God all people possess intellectual, spiritual, psychological, and physical dimensions.


As of Jauary, 2007, there were about 1100 students enrolled at Crichton. Tuition was $4980 per semester, and apartment housing was $1875 per semester.


The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and it is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... A organization designed to help Christian institutions of higher education communicate with one another. ...

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History

Crichton was founded in 1941 as a Bible training center, expanded to a Bible Institute in 1948, and became a four-year Bible College in 1960. Mid-South Bible College was first accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education in 1971 and, subsequently, in 1986 as a liberal arts college by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). To reflect its new comprehensive nature, the college changed its name from Mid-South Bible to Crichton College in 1987. In 1989, Crichton moved to 6655 Winchester Road, in the urbanized Southeastern part of Shelby County between Germantown and Memphis. There, Crichton shared a campus with local megachurch, Central Church. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...


In March 2002, after a dozen years at the corner of Kirby and Winchester in Memphis, Crichton College relocated to its present campus, at 255 North Highland. This new location within the higher educational quadrangle of Memphis affords a completely renovated facility and closer proximity to the city's affiliated educational resources. Student housing is available in Georgian Woods, a nearby apartment complex.


Degrees Offered

Crichton College offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.


Bachelor of Science

  • Biblical Studies
  • Biology
  • Biomedicine
  • Business Administration Management
  • Business Nonprofit Management
  • Business Administration Finance
  • Business Administration Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Urban Youth Ministries

Education Emphasis:

    • Biology (Grades 7-12)
    • Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
    • English (Grades 7-12)
    • History (Grades 7-12)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Licensure Tracks -

    • Biology & Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
    • Biology & Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
    • Chemistry & Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
    • Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
    • History & Psychology (Grades 7-12,9-12)
    • Middle Grades (Grades 4-8)

Bachelor of Arts

  • Biblical Studies
  • General Education Studies
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Pre-Law

Certificate Programs:


Add-On Endorsements in Teacher Ed (Post-Baccalaureate Licensure), Certificate in Biblical Studies, Certificate in Urban Youth Ministries


Minors

  • Biblical Greek
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • English
  • Finance
  • History
  • Individualized Psychology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport Management
  • Theological Studies
  • Web Design & Development

Student Life

Crichton College offers many activities for students. At Bryce Student Center, students can find live entertainment throughout each month and student activities. Major concerts by Christian performers, a coffeehouse film series, trips out of town, whitewater rafting, leadership development, outings to some of the best activities Memphis has to offer, such as Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis RiverKings and Memphis Redbirds games, all are a part of student life at Crichton. For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Previous RiverKings logo The Memphis RiverKings are a professional minor league ice hockey team. ... League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1998 Major League affiliation St. ...


Seminars and conferences on the career planing, maintaining a successful family life, and developing a passion for missions are part of the college's annual program of events. Speakers with an international reputation come each January for the Louis Carter Lecture Series. Traditions like the Senior Brunch and Spring Awards Banquet bring a sense of continuity to campus life at Crichton.


Varsity and club athletics (men’s baseball and basketball and women’s soccer are offered, and an intramural program gives everyone a chance to play. A variety of ministry opportunities keep students focused on issues outside their comfort zone, but within their circle of influence.


Opportunities in drama and music, traveling with fellow students and faculty on one of Crichton's annual mission trips, or examining contemporary culture through a lecture series event provide memorable experiences, which are part of a well-rounded education.


Athletics

Crichton has a long history of athletics, including an unusual trend of changing the college mascot and nickname on a fairly regular basis. Prior to 1985 the teams were known as the Saints. From 1985 to 1989, the teams were known as the Crusaders. From 1989 through 1996, the teams were known as the Cougars; in 1996, the teams became known as the Cardinals. In 2005 the teams became the Comets, which remains the nickname.


Prior to 2006, Crichton was a member of the NCCAA, the National Christian College Athletic Association; In 2006, Crichton College joined its current conference, the TranSouth Conference in the NAIA, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The National Christian College Athletic Association ( NCCAA ) is an association of approximately 100 Christian universities, colleges, and Bible colleges in the United States which see collegiate sports primarily as an opportunity for Christian fellowship and ministry rather than a training grounds for future professional athletes or an opportunity to make... The TranSouth Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference for smaller colleges and universities located in the Southern United States. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ...


Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Women's Sports:

  • Cross Country
  • DanStars Dance Team
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Notable alumni

  • Kiley & Rachel Butler, Directors of Area 1 Ministries
  • Dr. Roy Gingrich, the late author of Roy Gingrich Bible Commentaries, Author of many books presenting the Bible In outline form
  • Dana Key, Producer at Ardent Recording Studios
  • Brad Kimberlin, Athletic Director at SBEC (Southern Baptist Educational Center), Southaven, MS
  • Toni Lamparter Mabry, Author, "Chance Encounters: The Story of the Innkeeper's Son"
  • Bobby McGraw, National Speaker with New Hand Industries and Global Youth Ministry
  • Willis T. Yates, President of Y&W Technologies

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A non-denominational Christian liberal arts college, Crichton began in 1941 as a Bible training center, expanded to a Bible Institute in 1948, and became a four-year Bible College in 1960.
Crichton's mission is to educate students in a Christ-centered liberal arts community to think critically, grow spiritually, and change the world.
Crichton recently moved to a new campus in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee which is a bustling metropolis.
CCCU : Career Center | Vice President for Academic Affairs (703 words)
As an evangelical Christian institution, Crichton affirms the supremacy of Christ and expects members of the faculty and administration to model Christian values in their personal and professional lives and to seek an understanding of the bearing of theology on scholarship and teaching.
Crichton is committed to educating a diverse and underrepresented community of learners to maximize their intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Crichton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
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