Benefits of Adventist Colleges and Universities

Students at an Adventist college or university are more likely to nurture a deeper relationship with Jesus, start lifelong friendships with peers and mentors, participate in life-enriching campus activities, and so much more. Following are links to explore more of the benefits available to you with a Seventh-day Adventist education.


How do Adventist colleges measure up?

We did our homework to find out by asking a lot of questions to a variety of graduates. Here’s what we learned: Adventist higher education offers a measurable difference in not only increased spiritual experience and values, but also in personal connections, campus participation and life preparation. In fact, 82 percent of graduates from Adventist colleges and universities told us the investment they made in their education was worth it.

The Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities (AACU) commissioned the CollegeImpact Study. Alumni from all AACU member colleges and universities participated in comparing experiences and outcomes of Adventist college and university graduates with Adventists who graduated from public institutions.

View the full research report here to see all 100+ reasons to choose an Adventist college or university.


Adventist Teaching and Philosophy

Preparing young people for success in the 21st century and beyond is the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Adventists value every individual as a unique person created in the image of God with distinctive gifts, talents and abilities. With this in mind, our educational system is based on the development of the whole person. Our schools seek to provide every opportunity for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of every student. Our aim is to prepare students for life and a career; to inspire them to love learning, respect others and become contributing members of society; to develop a character in the likeness of our Creator.

At Seventh-day Adventist colleges, faith experiences are not just relegated to worship or chapel periods. Instead, professors infuse classes with a faith perspective. Each college or university campus is a learning community with Christian role models and mentors. These campuses integrate faith and excellence in learning, aiding students in building character and providing them with a worldview that can handle life’s questions and challenges. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America maintains a Department of Education that supervises more than 1,000 K-12 schools and 13 colleges and universities with over 65,000 students. The Adventist Accrediting Association oversees the quality and integrity of education on campuses nationwide. The 13 colleges located in North America host this web site and comprise the organization known as the Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities. The Adventists operate one of the largest Protestant educational systems in the world, with 6,745 elementary schools and academies, as well as 101 colleges and universities.