Lynchburg College is a small college affiliated with the Disciples of Christ and located in Lynchburg, Virginia. The college harbors the often overlooked understanding that success is not necessarily a top grade or a bounteous salary. Lynchburg believes that success is rather defined as what the student does with the knowledge they have gained. When the student uses the power of their knowledge to make a difference and help others, Lynchburg College calls this the real success.
In 1903, the college was originally founded as an independent college by Dr. Josephus under the auspices of the Disciples of Christ. By purchasing the property of a closed resort hotel, the college opened its doors with a curriculum in liberal arts and a handful of faculty. Continual enrollment and gradual expansion led Lynchburg College to new heights with each turn of the decade. In 1994, one of the doctors on staff, Dr. Thomas R. Nicely did research one the newly released Pentium microprocessor and unveiled the Pentium FDIV bug. Many other prominent researchers and professors have emerged in a similar fashion.
In light of achievements like this, the programs at Lynchburg in both graduate and undergraduate studies have sent students to further their studies at research programs in Oxford and Harvard, among other prestigious institutions. Part of this is due to the fact that not all of a Lynchburg education is located indoors in a classroom environment. In order to effectively teach a student, a certain portion of the student’s studies has to be discovered by the student itself. For this reason alone, the school has sent students abroad, into the laboratory, and out to paired study with their instructors to achieve experiential learning.
As of yet, the college doesn’t feature online courses or distance learning programs, but the college has announced plans to start these platforms soon. Online courses are set to emerge in the near future and, from these applications, distance degree programs will evolve. Some popular fields of study are Teacher Education & Professional Development, Speech Communication, Communication Studies, Business Administration & Management, Educational Leadership & Administration, and Counselor Education.
Undergraduate tuition for full-time students comes out to $27,160 per year while part-time undergraduate students pay $375 per credit hour. Graduate full-time students should expect to pay $6,750 per year and graduate part-time students will pay $375 per credit hour. Institutional grants have been generously awarded at Lynchburg College to 98% of attendees or, basically, some amount to all that apply for these grants. Federal aid supplies 2 out of 10 students while state and local aid supplies approximately 5 out of 10 students.
Lynchburg College means experiential learning. Whether students are training to receive a general credential in the liberal arts or specifying their studies to enter an occupation of the sciences, Lynchburg College invites, aids, and propels these students here and beyond. Soon, the college will offer the same helping hand to distance learners worldwide.