Anderson University Roots
Church of God Movement
The message of the church was firmly planted in the mainstream of Christian theology. The quest of this young movement was freedom from what it saw as artificial limitations of church structures and authoritative systems so that the essence of Christian truth might be realized again in freshness and wholeness. The spirit of the movement was one of freedom and joy proclaimed in one early song of the church, "The Bible is our rule of faith and Christ alone is Lord." Out of this history a free and open tradition has provided a supportive context for the contemporary mission of Christian higher education.
The Genesis of Anderson University
Anderson University Today
Anderson University has grown to comprise an undergraduate liberal arts program, organized into two colleges and three schools, a graduate School of Theology, and a center for adult education (the Department of Adult Studies). The university offers several graduate degree programs, including the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) degrees, and a dual Master of Science in Nursing – Master of Business Administration (M.S.N. – M.B.A.) degree. About 2,500 students and over 400 instructional and professional staff comprise the community.