Northwestern College, founded on October 2, 1902 exists by Dr William Bell Riley, a pastor at the First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, provides Christ-centered higher education. Delivered education helps students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to work successfully in their professions, and to give God-honoring leadership in their lives.
Northwestern College enrolls more than 3,000 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. Northwestern is the only non-denominational Christian private college in the state of Minnesota. The College is an evangelical Christian institution devoted to the joining of faith and study. Northwestern is a community in which all education is framed within the context of a biblical worldview—30 credits of Bible are integrated into every major.
The Distance Education at Northwestern College has been presenting courses since 1994. The advantages of distance education are that you don't need to come to campus, you can do the coursework on your own time and at any place. Working adults will benefit from such education, because their studying becomes more obtainable. The course materials take on many formats and are enhanced by the technologies available today including video and audio media, printed materials, and computers.
Students of Distance Education come from many countries around the world. Some students live overseas as missionaries, tentmakers or business people. Taking distance education courses provides a way for them to achieve their educational goals. Distance Education currently offers over 40 courses in Bible, communication, psychology, history, science and general education. In addition, we offer several degree programs via distance learning: a Certificate in Bible, Associates of Arts and Bible, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.
Credits earned through Distance Education are regular Northwestern College credits, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Your college education is one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make, and turning the college you want into the college you can afford is priority one for Northwestern College. We recognize that your Christian service and academic achievement are important, and we offer real savings for both. Financial aid is based on either academic performance (merit-based aid) and/or financial need (need-based aid). There are scholarships, discounts and grants, which you do not repay; low-interest loans, which you do repay; and part-time work opportunities that allow you to earn money for college while you are enrolled.