About Our Schools
Stretching across the United States, from Florida to Washington, and around the world, from the shores of Puerto Rico to the Korean peninsula, Presbyterian-related colleges and universities are serving more than 140,000 students.
Learning…to make a Difference
Faith isn’t a “one size fits all” concept, and neither is college. That’s why Presbyterian-related colleges and universities offer more than 50 ways to approach academic excellence, spiritual growth, and personal development. However, they are all bound by a shared commitment to access, equity and affordability that enables students from all backgrounds to be well-served. This is of paramount importance when you consider that nearly 60% of the 140,000 students being served are the first in their families to attend college, 48% are from families with challenging socioeconomic circumstances, and 34% are from underrepresented minority groups.
Some are in big cities, others are in small towns. Some are progressive in their thinking, while others are more conservative. Their cultures range from preppy to bohemian. While some may enroll several thousand students, others serve just a few hundred. The bottom line: Presbyterian-related colleges and universities represent a broad range of social, academic, and spiritual communities but share a strong commitment to learning, faith—and especially service.
We are schools, not churches—so learning comes first. But Presbyterian-related colleges and universities endeavor to educate whole persons for the whole world. In doing so, they strive to graduate individuals who are not only academically well-prepared, but ready to make a difference in the world.
Learning Through Living
Your education might begin in a classroom, but it won’t end there. From Lake Tahoe, to Northern Ireland, to the Korean Peninsula, students at APCU member schools have opportunities to explore the world. And most APCU schools offer many additional options to study-away or study-abroad. Learn more…
Funding Your Future
Our commitment to affordability is backed by more than $1.2 billion in financial aid dollars awarded each year. Presbyterian youth may also qualify for designated scholarships and grants available directly through the PCUSA and most of our colleges and universities! Learn more…
Create a Distinct Memory
Presbyterian-founded schools are diverse and affordable. Over 35% of the students being served are people of color and nearly two-thirds are the first in their families to attend college. But each of our students has unique gifts to offer and a unique story to tell. Learn more…