Crown College

"Called to Serve. Prepared to Lead"

"The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church at large, and the world."

Crown College is a private Christian college in St. Bonifacius, an exurb of the Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan area. For over 90 years, Crown College has existed to prepare people for life and ministry. 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.

As a community of growing Christians, Crown College has chosen to adopt principles and standards that reinforce and support a biblical worldview and lifestyle. These guidelines are at the heart of who Crown College is and all that the College does as faculty, staff, students, and trustees. Crown believes in a covenant keeping God, and therefore is committed to the principles and standards of the Community Covenant and the expectations outlined in the student and employee handbooks in order to maintain the spirit and health of the community.

Crown offers multiple opportunities to get involved with on campus activities and clubs. All students enrolled, whether full time or part time, are members of the Crown College Student Association (CCSA). The CCSA is organized to minister to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social needs of the student body, and to encourage standards of personal excellence as well as providing students with involvement in decision making, programming, and outside of the classroom education.

There is a professional disc golf course on campus. Established in 2007, the 18 hole course has a "good mix of open and wooded holes along with a little water hazard on two holes. Some of the shortest (height) baskets you will ever see." The target type is mach5 and the tee type is concrete. 6 holes are under 300ft, 8 are 300-400ft, and 4 are over 400ft in length.

Crown College also has an online radio station, Crown Radio, which streams a mix of non mainstream and mainstream Christian music 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Crown Radio is staffed entirely by students at the college and is an outlet for students in the communication arts department, and some non communication students to gain experience hosting a live radio show.

Crown College offers over 35 undergraduate degree programs in numerous fields of study. These programs include: Biblical and Theological Studies, Business/Sport Management/Social Entrepreneurship, Christian Ministry, Communication Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science, Music, Nursing, and Teacher Education.

The Adult & Graduate Studies (AGS) program offers individuals the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways. Degrees can be completed online, on campus, or the extension site at the Owatonna College & University Center. Crown College offers 7 master degree options, and several certifications and licensures.

Crown's statement of faith can be found by clicking here.