Gutenberg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college based on the Great Books curriculum located on 1883 University Street in Eugene, Oregon; the college was founded by the McKenzie Study Center, back in the year 1994 Gutenberg College admitted the first four students. For several years after teaching students to read and relate the Bible, McKenzie Study Center teachers felt the need to give students a more expansive education so they established the college soon after. Gutenberg College is named in honor of Johannes Gutenberg, the man who invented the moveable-type printing press in the mid-1400s. Although Gutenberg College does not currently offer online or distance learning programs to students, there are still a variety of educational opportunities to enroll in as well as many events and activities for students to partake in.
Today Gutenberg College offers an undergraduate bachelor of arts in liberal arts degree to students through the academic schools and colleges on campus. At this time there are currently a total of 26 students and 10 tutors on campus; the student to faculty ratio at Gutenberg College is currently one to eight. The Gutenberg College has a Residence Program that provides food services and housing to Gutenberg College students and also accepts other adults who attend other colleges in town or work in the area and who are interested in partaking in the civic undertakings. It is not mandatory for students to live in the student resident housing, and approval for residence is separate from approval as a student at the College as well. During the summer, Gutenberg residence housing provides rent to families, single tenants, and different groups as well. .
At this time according to Gutenberg College, every student take the same classes, and must successfully complete every mandatory class in order to gain accreditation from the college. Gutenberg College has a more unique curriculum then most other traditional colleges today; the curriculum is based off the Great Books approach. Students will dissect and study some of the most influential workings throughout the past in the areas of math, science, literature, philosophy and theology as well as others. Under this type of program personal growth while attending Gutenberg College is prioritized over vocational development. Some of the academic programs available to students are in Micro exegesis, Biblical Philosophy, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Art, and Writing to name a few.
Even though at this time there are no online or distance learning programs currently available for students at this college, there are many benefits Gutenberg College has to offer students on campus. The unique Great Books approach provides a divergent perceptive for those student craving an educational experience beyond the traditional framework found elsewhere. The quality education here increases the chances for enlightening affluence for the future and there are many options available throughout the year to keep even the most active students content.