GUIDES TO COLLEGES & CAREER SCHOOLS

Are one of your homeschooled children preparing to enter college?
Are you yourself a homeschooled student trying to find the best institutions for post-secondary education?
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List of Colleges in the Guide:

ALABAMA

TROY UNIVERSITY, Troy, Alabama 36082, 1.800.414.5756, ask@troy.edu. https://www.troy.edu/

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA, UNA Box 5011(mailing); 459 N Court Street (physical), Florence, AL 35632, 256-765-4608, admissions@una.edu. Why North Alabama? For over 185 years, the University of North Alabama has been a place where students can find out who they are. UNA has it all — here you’ll find artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators and even a few famous faces. Our location provides unique opportunities not found everywhere else. The Shoals community provides our students with hands on experience, from small businesses to large corporations. Come visit and see for yourself why over 60,000 alumni and 8,000 students call North Alabama home. www.una.edu.

CONNECTICUT

HOLY APOSTLES COLLEGE & SEMINARY, 33 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, CT 06416, 869-632-3010, info@holyapostles.edu. Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a private, Catholic, regionally and professionally accredited college located in the charming and historic town of Cromwell, CT. Holy Apostles offers a faithfully Catholic, 100% online and on-campus liberal arts undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition, High School and Homeschool students can get a head start on their college career with our Take Credit! Program. Offering tuition at 70% lower than the average private Liberal Arts college, Holy Apostles College and Seminary is committed to offering affordable, quality education that is accessible to all. www.holyapostles.edu.

FLORIDA

THE BAPTIST COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, 5400 College Drive, Graceville, FL 32440, (850) 263-3261, (800) 328-2660, admissions@baptistcollege.edu. http://www.baptistcollege.edu/

GEORGIA

TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE, 107 Kincaid Dr. MSC 899, Toccoa Falls, GA. 30598, 888-785-5624, admissions@tfc.edu. TFC is a premier Christian College in Northeast Georgia. Each fall, about 10% of TFC’s incoming class consists of students that have been home-schooled. Once on campus, one of the most important priorities of college staff is helping students adjust to college life. TFC is an excellent college choice for home-school students due in part to our small classes and low faculty to student ratio. TFC is committed to helping each student transition smoothly into their college career. tfc.edu.

MARYLAND

CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster MD 21157; 410-386-8000; infocenter@carrollcc.edu Carroll Community College is your affordable introduction to high-quality higher education! Take a single course or a full class schedule to earn your associate degree. Complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree — Carroll students have transferred to more than 880 different colleges and universities nationwide. Or choose a short-term career training program to enter the workforce job-ready or to prepare for licensure or certification. You can take courses online or at our Westminster campus. To learn more, visit Carroll’s website at https://www.carrollcc.edu.

CECIL COLLEGE, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901, 410-287-1000, admissions@cecil.edu. Cecil College is a comprehensive, open admission, learner-centered two-year institution providing career, transfer, continuing education coursework, and workforce training programs. www.cecil.edu.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850, 240-567-5000, response@montgomerycollege.edu, Career success starts at Montgomery College. MC helps you get the hands-on education you need for the job you want. And you can save up to half the cost of attending other colleges. Montgomery College offers more than 130 programs across three campus locations in Maryland (Rockville, Germantown, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring). You can also take classes online. Our dedicated faculty members will help you reach your goals, whatever they might be. MC has seamless transfer pathways to over 100 schools and institutions. We make it easy to transfer to top universities across the country. At Montgomery College, you’re guided, supported, and empowered to set your course and succeed. montgomerycollege.edu.

MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6122, admissions@msmary.edu. https://msmary.edu/

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND, 47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686, 240-895 2045 admissions@smcm.edu. As The National Public Honors College, St. Mary’s College offers an undergraduate liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s College shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. But as a state institution of higher education, St. Mary’s College is also committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility and diversity. By combining these virtues of public and private education, St. Mary’s College provides a unique alternative for students and their families. www.smcm.edu.

MASSACHUSETTS

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bedford Campus: 591 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA 01730; Lowell Campus: 33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852; 1-800-818-3434. Middlesex Community College’s Dual Enrollment Academy welcomes homeschoolers! Established in 2011, our Dual Enrollment Academy allows qualified home-schooled students to earn college credit while satisfying high school graduation requirements. Students may enroll in college-level courses offered online, or during the day or evening on MCC’s Bedford and Lowell campuses. Currently, more than 500 high school and home-schooled students are enrolled in a wide variety of Middlesex courses each semester. Dual Enrollment Academy students can earn anywhere from 3 credits to a full associate degree. For more information, call 781-280-3790 or visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/dualenroll/.

MICHIGAN

GRACE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, 1011 Aldon St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509, (800) 9681887, graceadmissions@gracechristian.edu. Any college will help to prepare you for a career, but not every college will prepare you for the rest of your life. That is one of the many things that sets Grace Christian University apart. We are committed to building lives that are lived on purpose – lives rooted in Jesus Christ and committed to serving others. Our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and commitment to transformational relationships provide our students with a very personal and invested experience as they pursue their purpose. Join us by applying online for free. https://www.gracechristian.edu/.

MINNESOTA

CROWN COLLEGE, 8700 College View Drive, Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375, (952) 446-4100, admissions@crown.edu. Located just 30 minutes west of Minneapolis on a beautiful 215-acre campus, Crown College is a fully accredited Christian college with over 1,500 students, 18 NCAA-Division III athletic teams, and an exceptional faculty recognized by our students for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and assistance with professional networking. Offering on-campus, online, and graduate degree programs, Crown is consistently ranked among the “Best Midwest Regional Colleges” by US News & World Report and was recognized by MONEY Magazine in its list of “The 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”. Students at Crown College benefit from low student/faculty ratios, internships and global connections through study abroad and service opportunities. www.crown.edu.

MISSOURI

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216, 573-875-8700. http://www.ccis.edu/

NEW YORK

VILLA MARIA COLLEGE, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo, NY 14225, 716-896-0700, admissions@villa.edu. Founded in 1961, Villa Maria College is the premier student-centered college in WNY. Offering a broad core curriculum, Villa empowers students to realize their intellectual, professional, creative and spiritual potential. Inspired by Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Villa fosters compassion, justice, peace, respect for human dignity and a commitment to service. Student-athletes have the opportunity to compete in inter-collegiate sports. We’re currently recruiting for our growing basketball, soccer, cross country, and bowling teams. The Villa faculty bring their real-world experience into the classroom, and are dedicated to developing well- rounded, creative, critical thinkers, with the passion and practical skills needed to get a career in the job market. With a variety of academic programs to choose from, our real strength lies in our studio-based education, an 8:1 student to faculty ratio, and a college-wide commitment to student success. Our curriculum meets students where they are and provides them with the support and tools to succeed while they are enrolled, and the skills needed after graduation. villa.edu.

NORTH CAROLINA

FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 2830, (910) 678-8400, admissions@faytechcc.edu. Fayetteville Technical Community College is the smart choice for education, with over 250 academic programs to choose from leading to the award of associate degree, certificate, or diploma. In addition, students can also select from a broad range of non-credit Corporate & Continuing Education classes to pursue a hobby or new skill. High school students can participate in the High School Connections program at FTCC and take college-level courses to earn college credits tuition free. Students should also inquire about FTCC’s C-STEP program where qualifying students can transfer from FTCC to UNC-Chapel Hill. High-quality education at an affordable cost—the SMART choice for education–FTCC! www.faytechcc.edu.

OHIO

LOURDES UNIVERSITY, 6832 Convent Boulevard, Sylvania, OH 43560, 800-878-3210, ext. 5291, luadmits@lourdes.edu. A Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University proudly delivers a vibrant, diverse, student-centered education. Guided by the vision and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, Lourdes provides a living and learning environment based on values and focused on creating a better world. As a University grounded in the liberal arts, with application to professional studies, Lourdes University prepares our graduates to be leaders of high integrity in their professions and communities. Lourdes alumni seek to heal those who suffer, teach those who search for knowledge and provide innovative leadership in business and non-profit sectors. Our alumni are global citizens working diligently to be a positive, creative force in their communities and the world. www.lourdes.edu.

MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, 866-462-MVNU, admissions@mvnu.edu. Sitting on 327 acres of rolling hills, MVNU’s peaceful grounds provide a safe atmosphere for students to learn, have fun and grow. Located 45 minutes from Columbus, Mount Vernon is filled with historical homes, parks, coffee shops, and more. We believe that faith drives us to action, so we’re structured to give you multiple spiritual opportunities. Our hope is that students will make their faith their own. No matter where you are starting from, your faith will be strengthened through academics, service experiences, and ministry opportunities. You are here on this earth for a reason. We’re here to help you SHINE. www.mvnu.edu.

OHIO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113, 877-762-8669, Enroll@OhioChristian.edu. Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU is located in Circleville, Ohio, about 30 minutes south of Columbus. Faith is at the core of everything we do here. From the classrooms to the dorms – God’s word is living and active. OCU offers over 40-degree options across many fields, such as business, ministry, music, teacher education, psychology and many more! We have a 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and our largest class size is just 50 people. Ohio Christian has been recognized as a homeschool-friendly institution for many years. http://www.ohiochristian.edu/

URSULINE COLLEGE, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124, 440-646-8362, admission@ursuline.edu. Ursuline College is a small liberal arts institution that packs a big punch. With average class sizes of 11 and our location 20-minutes east of Cleveland Ohio, we offer our students access to big opportunities with the individual career coaching to get them there. With 20+ majors, our students help people through Nursing, Psychology or Social Work. Create through Fashion Design, English or Art Therapy. Prepare for professional studies in Law, or Medicine. Preserve the past in Historic Preservation—or make discoveries for the future in Biology or Chemistry. Plus, Ursuline offers 11 NCAA Division II Women’s Athletic teams. www.ursuline.edu/admission.

WALSH UNIVERSITY, 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720, Toll Free: 800-362-9846 or 330-490-7090. John Fallon, Homeschool Admissions Representative, jfallon@walsh.edu. Located in North Canton, Ohio, on 136 parklike acres, Walsh University is a Catholic, liberal-arts University dedicated to educating students to be leaders in service to others. Welcoming students from 40 states and 35 countries, Walsh offers undergraduate, graduate, and online adult accelerated degree programs, with small class sizes, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, interdisciplinary institutes, internships and global learning programs. Walsh is also affordable, with 98% of students receiving some form of financial scholarship or aid, and a tuition guarantee. With a strong alumni network, graduates leave Walsh prepared to succeed in the workplace and in their communities for life. walsh.edu.

PENNSYLVANIA

Carlow University CARLOW UNIVERSITY, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, 800.333.2275, Questions@carlow.edu. https://www.carlow.edu/

CLARKS SUMMIT UNIVERSITY, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, (570) 586-2400, communications@ClarksSummitU.edu.www.ClarksSummitU.edu. “I love the community here at CSU. People really care about each other; I think that’s really special,” says Braden Seboe, a homeschool student who smoothly transitioned into campus life and academics, appreciating the individual care he found at Clarks Summit University. You’ll adjust to college life and one of our 40 academic programs through our unique First-Year Experience program. That same individualized care will follow you throughout your time at CSU. You’ll fit in at a school with small class sizes where professors truly know your name. Even better, every aspect of your CSU experience is grounded in the Word of God and designed to point you back to the truth of Christ. Become a Christ-centered, career-ready graduate of CSU! Learn more today at Discover.ClarksSummitU.edu.

CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE, 600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309, Summerdale, PA 17093, (800) 759-2727, admissions@Centralpenn.edu. Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, now offering career-focused associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. Degree programs are available in accounting, business administration, communications, criminal justice, healthcare, homeland security, information technology, legal studies and organizational leadership. The college, currently serving students at its Summerdale and Lancaster locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn’s most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 89.2 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000); web: www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/cert/diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s. http://www.centralpenn.edu/prospective-students/high-school-students/

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-237-3100, admissions@ccac.edu. CCAC provides homeschooled students with a personalized learning experience, affordable tuition and nearly 160 programs of study. As an open enrollment institution, CCAC does not require entrance examinations—and there is no fee to apply. CCAC’s Dual Enrollment program offers homeschooled students the opportunity to take college courses on campus or online. Dual Enrollment credits can be used to earn a CCAC certificate or degree, or students can transfer them to a four-year institution. CCAC offers hundreds of online courses. More than a dozen degrees and 14 certificates can be completed online, and more than three dozen additional programs can be completed almost entirely online. In-person and online tutoring services are available. And CCAC students have transferred credits to more than 500 four-year institutions. https://ccac.edu/.

LA ROCHE UNIVERSITY, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, 412-536-1272, admissions@laroche.edu. La Roche University offers an innovative, skills-driven education to prepare students for success in today’s competitive workforce. Undergraduate programs include the high-demand fields of business, education and health and medical sciences, as well as creative disciplines in interior design, graphic design, dance, film and media. Home-schooled students who are accepted to La Roche can apply for all federal, state and institutional aid, and will be evaluated in the same way as a traditional high school student. To apply, students will need to submit: a completed application, a transcript and SAT or ACT scores. Visit laroche.edu to apply.
https://laroche.edu/Admissions/Freshman_Admissions/Home_Schooled_Students/

LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-560-8200 x5376, jyoder@lbc.edu. What does God want to do with your life? Seeking the answer to that question is central to defining your experience as a student at LBC. The academic programs, driven by a caring, dedicated faculty and staff, are designed to help you discover and grow your God-given abilities to make an impact in the world. Our focus is on your journey to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Our mission has remained constant since 1933: To educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the Church and society. www.lbc.edu.

MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509, 570-348-6234, YourFuture@marywood.edu. Marywood University offers a premier liberal arts education, enhanced by a wide range of professional degree choices. We do not train students for jobs; we prepare students for careers and for making good decisions in a challenging world. From day one, we will prepare you with advanced knowledge, real-world experience, critical-thinking skills, and the focus needed for a balanced, successful life. www.marywood.edu.

MESSIAH COLLEGE, 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, 800-233-4220 and 717-691-6000, admissions@messiah.edu Messiah College is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,374 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the campus is just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg. Messiah College is nationally recognized for bringing together top-tier academics and Christian faith. Our motto, “Christ Preeminent,” shapes every experience you’ll have as a student here. Lifelong friendships. Support from faculty mentors. Outstanding preparation for life and career. Championship athletics. Celebrated arts programs. Transformational service and ministry. Eye-opening study abroad. At Messiah your life, your faith, your world and your possibilities open up. www.messiah.edu.

PENN STATE SCRANTON, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512, 570-963-2500, wsadmissions@psu.edu. Located in the heart of northeast Pennsylvania, just outside the City of Scranton, and easily accessible from Interstates 81, 380 and 84, Penn State Scranton offers a warm and friendly close-knit campus that combines the quality of Penn State academics with the personal attention a smaller campus community can provide. Our small class sizes allow for more one-on-one, personal interaction with faculty and mentors, as well as opportunities for faculty-student research. There are over 20 active student clubs/organizations at the campus and a variety of intramural and intercollegiate sports for students to participate in. A more affordable option, especially for students who reside within the campus’ service area and will be commuting to school, Penn State Scranton offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, four associate degrees and the first two years of over 275 Penn State degrees (the 2+2 option). Privately-owned student housing is available across the street from the campus, for those students living away from home while they attend college. In addition, students at Penn State Scranton have access to all of the resources of Penn State University, along with the name recognition and prestige of a world class research institution. Students graduating from any Penn State campus, regardless of which campus they started at, or finished at, receive a Penn State degree – recognized worldwide! scranton.psu.edu.

PITTSBURGH INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS, 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122 800-444-1440, admissions@pia.edu. pia.edu.

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650, 800-782-5549, admission@stvincent.edu. Situated on 200 acres in the Laurel Highlands in Latrobe, PA, Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning. Here, every incoming freshman student receives a Saint Vincent scholarship, as we focus on making the Saint Vincent experience not only excellent, but also affordable. While financial value is important, we place an even greater importance on values. Our connected community provides students the foundation for building lives of meaning and success. Within our Catholic, Benedictine heritage is a deep-rooted commitment to faith and service, supported on-campus by our monastic community who serve as professors, administrators and advisers with the goal of helping students grow spiritually and professionally. www.stvincent.edu.

WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY, 51 W College Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, (724) 852-3248, admissions@waynesburg.edu. Waynesburg University, a private Christian university in southwestern Pennsylvania, provides a valuable, personal and hands-on educational experience that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives of purpose. Waynesburg offers more than 70 major concentrations and five integrated bachelors-to-masters programs in athletic training, business, counseling, criminal investigation and education. The University also offers graduate programs in athletic training, counseling, criminal investigation, business, education and nursing. 100 percent online programs are available. Waynesburg University continues to be a Best Value School, ranked among the top ten best deals of both private and public universities in the northern United States by U.S. News & World Report. Waynesburg has also been named to MONEY Magazine’s 2019 “Best Colleges For Your Money” list, marking four consecutive years for the distinction. www.waynesburg.edu.

TENNESSEE

UNION UNIVERSITY, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson TN 38305, 1-800-33-UNION. Union University and home educated students are a great match. Homeschooling Parent has given Union their “Seal of Approval” for being a Homeschool friendly university. Union students who were home educated have led in a variety of campus activities including research, student government, media, theater, academics, residence life, honors and more. The Elizabeth Tigrett Medal is the most prestigious academic and character award at Union, given at the end of each year’s commencement exercises. Nine of the last 12 recipients were previously homeschooled. Outstanding area home schooled students may be admitted taking a maximum of 12 credit hours during their junior and senior years of high school on a space available basis. A personal conference with the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions is required before the student is accepted for admission. A 20 ACT Composite or a 940 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math scores) is required. http://www.uu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/homeschool.cfmutm_source=homeschoolersguides&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=ug

VIRGINIA

HOLLINS UNIVERSITY, Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020, 1-800-456-9595, huadm@hollins.edu. Empowering students since 1842, Hollins University unites excellence in liberal arts education with real-world learning opportunities and career preparation that positions students for success after college. Our tight-knit community is diverse and inclusive so it’s easy to make friends, and faculty members help students successfully articulate and reach their personal and career goals. Starting in the first year, students can complete an internship, conduct undergraduate research, or study abroad. And, there are so many opportunities to become an active member of the campus community. For instance, all students, regardless of major, are invited to participate in choirs, music ensembles, theatre productions, and more! Our student government has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the most active on any campus. For more information, go to https://www.hollins.edu.

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 1052, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, 434-381-6142 or 800-381-6142, admissions@sbc.edu. Sweet Briar women believe there is nothing you cannot do. We’ve designed a journey of challenging academics and hands-on experiences will teach you how to create innovative ideas, bring talented people together across cultures, think on your feet, and communicate persuasively. In our Women’s Leadership Core Curriculum, you’ll learn practical, collaborative change-making, preparing you for every role leaders take on. For generations, women have come to Sweet Briar with different dreams and goals. But every one of them leaves ready to be a decision-maker, problem-solver, collaborator, and morale-booster. They’re the conscience and inspiration for their families, their professions, and their communities—women of generous intelligence and an unwavering can-do attitude. Let’s get to work. https://sbc.edu/.

THE BATTEN HONORS COLLEGE, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, 757-455-3208, enrollment@vwu.edu. The Batten Honors College of Virginia Wesleyan University, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, explores diverse disciplines from the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences through an interdisciplinary and thematic curriculum that educates and graduates lifelong learners interested in shaping the future and taking action to improve the world. Student experiences range from small, seminar-style courses to a faculty-led immersive global experience. They develop analytical, leadership, collaboration and communication skills through Honors courses and participate in study away, research, internship, and service experiences. Each year, 20 Batten Fellows are awarded full-tuition and 20 Shumadine Scholars receive two-thirds tuition. Additional need-based financial aid is also available. www.vwu.edu/batten.

 

 

 

 

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