Even more schools of note

[ABOVE—Africa University - Campus View—UMCOM-Dubose / [Public domain] Wikimedia]

King’s College, London

Founded: 1829

Located: England

Famous for: Founded as an Anglican alternative (though non-Anglicans could attend) to the explicitly secular University College London; largest center in Europe today for graduate medical study

Famous professors and alumni: F. D. Maurice, Florence Nightingale, Desmond Tutu

Baylor University

Founded: 1845

Located: United States—Texas

Famous for: Oldest university in Texas (chartered while Texas was a republic); one of the largest CCCU schools; strong humanities programs

Famous professors and alumni: J. Frank Norris, Dallas Willard, Chip and Joanna Gaines, David Crowder

Taylor University

Founded: 1846

Located: United States—Indiana

Famous for: One of the oldest schools founded by Methodists, now the oldest nondenominational college in the CCCU; has a renowned C. S. Lewis collection

Famous professors and alumni: Samuel Morris, Harold Ockenga, Geoff Moore

Berea College

Founded: 1855

Located: United States—Kentucky

Famous for: Founded by a Christian abolitionist as the first coeducational and racially integrated college in the South; charges no tuition

Famous professors and alumni: Julia Britton Hooks, Mary E. Britton, Carter Woodson

Catholic University of America

Founded: 1887

Located: United States—Washington, DC

Famous for: Only Catholic institution in the United States founded by bishops; only US university with a school of canon law; explicitly established as a university for all US Catholics; intentionally interracial

Famous professors and alumni: Fulton J. Sheen, Joseph Bernardin, Timothy Dolan, Francis George, Thea Bowman, Avery Dulles

Africa University

Founded: 1992

Located: Zimbabwe

Famous for: Pan-African university with extensive professional training programs

Famous professors and alumni: John W. Z. Kurewa

By the editors

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #139 in 2021]

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