Jun 14, 2024  
Crown College 2023-2024 Catalog 
Crown College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Crown College sits on 215 acres of wooded, rolling hills approximately 30 minutes west of Minneapolis. A recognized leader in biblical higher education, Crown offers associate, baccalaureate, and graduate level programs for students preparing for professions in a variety of fields.

Near the communities of Waconia and St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, Crown College offers a place of retreat for learning and growth. Crown College believes that the truth of God’s Word is an essential ingredient in education. Students not only learn about life-they learn how to change the world. Students also learn to live out the Christ life while in a community of believers that desires to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18).

The institution was founded in 1916 by Reverend J. D. Williams for the purpose of educating men and women for Christian ministry. The College resided in St. Paul, Minnesota, for over 50 years: first in a private home, later on Sherburne Avenue, and for many years at 1361 Englewood Avenue. In 1970, the College was moved to its present campus.

The School of Arts & Sciences offers degree programs on the Crown College campus. The School of Online Studies, Graduate School and Graduate School of Ministry offer degree programs in an online environment and are an extension of the College mission designed for those who are unable to relocate or maintain a consistent class schedule, but who still want to pursue higher education.  The online program incorporates the most current research and practice in adult and distance education. The curriculum is designed by professors who are experts in their field.

Crown College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission-, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.

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.