Morthland College Hosts Accreditation Visit for New Degrees

This week, Morthland College hosted an accreditation visit to consider approving the Biological Sciences degree and Computer Information Systems degree. Both degrees were approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in December and this visit marks one of the final steps for federal approval with TRACS. TRACS is a national accredting body, recognized by the US Department of Education on the same tier as the six regionally accrediting bodies throughout the United States. In an interview with the Daily American, Dr. Morthland said, "Anytime there is substantive change with funds tied to degrees they must first be approved by the accrediting body." For more information from the Daily American, click here.

Morthland College Gears Up for 2014-2015 School Year

With less than a month until school begins, Morthland College students and faculty prepare to begin the fourth year of operation! New students can begin moving in on Friday August 15. Parents are invited to Parent Orientation on Saturday morning, August 16, and convocation will be held that evening at 6:30pm. All are invited to attend as we celebrate Christ, Wisdom, Heritage and Tradition. New student orientation, online courses and evening courses will begin on Monday, August 18. Daytime classes will begin Tuesday, August 19.

REMINDER: Email Addresses Have Been Updated

In May, all email addresses were transitioned to .edu. For any student who has not checked email since that time, please login using your instead of Your password will remain unchanged.

Classics Chair to Present at Oxford University of Oxford, England

Dr. Ginger Stelle, Chair of the Department of Classics, will be presenting at the conference "Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy," which is being held at Oxford University in Oxford, England, on August 13-15, 2014. Dr. Stelle will join an international group of scholars in examining the connections between Victorian writers such as George MacDonald (often considered the "founder" of fantasy as a modern literary genre) and some of the giants of fantasy literature, including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Dr. Stelle will present a paper entitled " 'It Isn't Only Nice Things that Happen in Fairy Land': Echoes of MacDonald in G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown Stories."

MC Partners with Capstone Development Group to Build Dorms

After years of temporary housing options, students at Morthland College will have the opportunity to live in dormtory housing. These dorms will be constructed on the old UMWA hospital property, now owned by Morthland College, by the Capstone Development Group of St. Louis. Contruction will begin in August or September and the dorms are expected to be available by Fall 2015.

Thus says the Lord, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16 (NASB)

Morthland College Student Receive Federal Aid

Students attending Morthland College are now eligible to receive Pell grants and direct and indirect student loans. To receive federal aid, students must complete the FAFSA and counseling through our Virtual Financial Aid Office. More information can be found by clicking the "Financial Aid" tab above.

Morthland College Receives Approval for New Degrees

Just before the USDE approval for Federal Student Aid for Morthland College, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved degree-granting authority for MC for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biological Sciences and Computer Information Systems. The Illinois Board of Higher Education convened in Chicago on December 10, 2013. After Dr. Tim Morthland addressed the Board and members from the audience, both degrees were unanimously approved. For more information, click here.

Statement of Accreditation

Morthland College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail:] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category II institution by TRACS' Accreditation Commission on April 29, 2014; this status is effective for a period up to 5 years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

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