The colleges and universities affiliated with the Free Methodist Church have a long history of commitment to Christian higher education and raising up leaders who will intentionally spread holiness and the Good News throughout the world.
We value the partnership between these colleges, universities and seminaries as we recognize the importance of teaching and learning in every generation. Jesus was known for teaching to all generations and people groups from Jews to Gentiles, from children to elderly, and from poor to rich – no one was excluded from learning.
This Higher Education Guide serves as an introduction to Free Methodist partner and affiliate institutions in the United States and throughout the globe. In the pages that follow, you will find schools from the East Coast to the Midwest to the West Coast with a variety of program offerings, learning styles and environments to prepare and engage students from diverse backgrounds.
This year’s Higher Education Guide also includes Free Methodist international schools in Bujumbura, Burundi; Budapest, Hungary; Nalgonda, India; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. These schools benefit their nations and surrounding countries by educating and preparing leaders who will impact all areas of society including medicine, economics and government.
The colleges and universities on these pages serve a total of nearly 30,000 students in 425 degree programs. They continue the rich legacy of B.T. Roberts, who founded the Free Methodist Church in 1860 and then started its first school, Chili Seminary (now Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary), in 1866 under the motto “education for character.” We hope this guide will be a valuable resource for prospective undergraduate and graduate students who seek an education that nurtures both the mind and the soul.