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A Tradition of Faith, Wisdom, and Service
Tradition. Huntingdon’s longest traditions are its hallmarks: faith, wisdom, and service.
Do you love to learn? Do you yearn to serve others? For more than 160 years, Huntingdon has provided an outstanding liberal arts education that touches not only the mind and heart, but also the spirit.
A college of the United Methodist Church, we are led by our motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom, go forth to apply wisdom in service.”
Founded: 1854 in Tuskegee, Alabama; moved to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1909.
Motto: “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”
NCAA-Division III intercollegiate teams include:
Academic Programs: A liberal arts core curriculum leads to a broad range of academic majors, pre-professional programs, and teacher certification programs for elementary, secondary, and P–12 levels.
Placement Rates: Placement rates into graduate and professional schools far surpass national averages; excellent job placement upon graduation, as well.
Technology: A laptop computer is provided for each student for use all four years, his or hers to keep upon graduation; wireless and wired Internet access available.
Special Programs: Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, Honors Program, academic and pre-professional advising, individual counseling and accommodations for students with disabilities, internships, Center for Career and Vocation, Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Rhoda Ellison Writers Festival, Jimmy Loeb Literary Series, and Stallworth Lecture Series.
Honors and Distinctions: Huntingdon is consistently listed among U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” and the Princeton Review’s “The Best Colleges, Region by Region;” the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years. Washington Monthly, which rates colleges based on their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% among 352 baccalaureate institutions. Huntingdon is a Tree Campus USA, and the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Degree Completion Program: Huntingdon’s Evening Bachelor’s Degree allows working professionals a convenient and flexible schedule for completing their bachelor’s degrees with majors in business management or criminal justice. Each course is offered just one night a week in five-week terms. The program is offered at sites around the state.
State, Regional, and National Accreditation and Memberships
Huntingdon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and the Associate of Arts. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Huntingdon College.
Huntingdon’s Educator Preparation programs are accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education. The Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Biochemistry program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Huntingdon College also holds membership in the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange, The Tuition Exchange Incorporated, the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium, the Montgomery Higher Education Consortium, and has membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.
Huntingdon’s athletic conference is USA South.
Huntingdon students may participate in the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium located on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Specific courses available are listed under the marine science disciplinary courses in the Huntingdon College Catalog. A minor in marine science is available through this program.
Student Life Programs: More than 50 clubs and organizations, including Greek life, student government, academic honor societies, spiritual life organizations, and fine and performing arts programs.
The Arts: A wide range of music ensembles, lecture series, and visual arts opportunities.
Financial Aid: More than $20 million administered annually to nearly 100% of traditional day students; traditional scholarships available for achievement, circumstance, and academic merit; participatory grants in cheerleading, concert choir, pom squad, marching band; dependents of Alabama Power, Alfa, and the U.S. Military; Methodist students; and others.
Campus Safety: Security measures include security guards on campus 24/7 year-round; phone boxes outside each residence hall; emergency phone boxes in Searcy and Narrow Lane parking lots; partnered with the police department for Campus Crimestoppers; Critical Alert System for campus emergencies. See Higher Education Act Disclosures.
Campus Health: Huntingdon College is a smoke-free campus. All forms of lighted tobacco are prohibited on any Huntingdon College property. No tobacco in any form is permitted in classrooms or residence halls.
Campus Ministries: Huntingdon is a college of the United Methodist Church, a member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference; Campus Ministry programs are active and engaging.
A Community of Faith, Wisdom, and Service
Huntingdon College, founded in 1854, is a community of faith, wisdom, and service. Huntingdon serves approximately 1100 students in the traditional undergraduate program and the Evening Studies program, providing an outstanding liberal arts education in an atmosphere that supports spiritual growth and inquiry.
Huntingdon College is an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. The College embraces the development and growth of its students in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that will enable them to respond to the needs of today’s global and complex world.
Huntingdon College, through the use of traditional and non-traditional teaching and learning environments, provides a foundational education in the liberal arts disciplines and professional academic studies across multiple degree levels for students from diverse backgrounds.
Huntingdon College, to fulfill its mission, is committed to ensuring that each student will:
- study a core curriculum that develops the student’s ability to comprehend new ideas, to examine concepts critically, and to communicate clearly;
- explore in depth one or more fields of knowledge;
- be provided an environment conducive to learning, growth, and maturity;
- be encouraged to develop a sense of vocation by examining career options and postgraduate opportunities;
- be supported and challenged in ethical, spiritual, and religious development.
- be provided opportunities to apply understanding and skills in the service to others.
Adopted May 2018
A College of the United Methodist Church
Huntingdon College’s church connections are deep and strong, stretching all the way back to the College’s founding.
Huntingdon is a member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and is closely related to the North Alabama Conference. The bishops of each conference are members of the Huntingdon Board of Trustees.
Huntingdon Campus Ministries enriches the lives of Huntingdon students, intentionally focusing on growth in mind, heart, body, and spirit during their college years.
Huntingdon Campus Ministries and the Department of Religion work together to offer the Huntingdon Leadership Academy, a week-long summer experience for high school sophomores and juniors who feel called to ministry vocations.
Through the College’s Chapman Benson Lecture Series, a speaker of note explores topics of faith, ministry, religion, and church service.
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church offers financial assistance to students who are members of a Methodist church. Huntingdon also offers the Cross and Flame Award for students who are members of a Methodist Church.