Crown College

Called to serve. Prepared to lead.


Crown remains an exceptional private Christian college 100 years after its opening. We are passionate in our preparation of Christians who serve Christ and influence the world. Located just west of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Crown is distinguished by a commitment to deliver a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and globally connected. Ranked by MONEY magazine in the top 15 percent of “Best Value Colleges,” Crown offers a variety of professional and graduate programs, available online or on campus. As one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest, according to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, you will find our commitment to providing an affordable private college education is unrivalled.

joel-wigginsJoel Wiggins, PhD
President of Crown College

Crown College celebrates its 100th birthday October 13. A lot has changed in the past century. The college has grown from 5 students to more than 1,300. We have changed our name four times and our location three times. What started entirely as Bible classes has grown to 59 majors—on campus and online—offering associates, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

New this fall will be Master of Counseling and Master of Divinity degree programs in our School of Online Studies. We also launch a strategic partnership with Salem (Oregon) Alliance Church to offer bachelor’s degrees for students who graduate from its Reach Training Institute.

But some things have not changed. We still design all our programs with three primary goals for our students:

  1. That they will grow a sustainable and transferable faith in Jesus Christ.
  2. That they will get good at something in keeping with their God-designed purpose in life..
  3. That they will make disciples wherever in the world life happens for them.

We are confident that God, who has faithfully provided all our needs during our first century, will do so in our second so that our graduates will be “called to serve and prepared to lead.”

Fast Facts

93% of 2015 graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school
310 Student-led Bible study sessions held across campus each year
20 Programs offered completely online
16 NCAA Div. III athletics teams, including football

Program Offerings

40 On-campus undergrad programs
14 Online undergrad programs
7 Online graduate programs



8700 College View Dr.
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375
(952) 446-4100

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