Taking the Next Step

Taking the Next Step

Pastors who encourage church members to participate in ministry often say “The best ability is availability.” When regional accreditation is discussed, however, portability—the ability for credits to transfer between colleges—is certainly among its most compelling aspects. The National Survey of Student Engagement found that up to 50 percent of all students either transfer or take [Continue Reading…]

Regional vs. National Accreditation

Regional vs. National Accreditation

Regional accreditation vs. national accreditation is an argument that can be confounding based on terminology alone. National must be better, right? Because it covers the whole nation? Actually, no. Regionally accredited institutions are the safest choice in higher education, the gold standard used by professional and graduate schools as well as potential employers. There are [Continue Reading…]

Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

Maranatha originally sought accreditation in 1993 because of its potential benefits for students. Twenty years later, current students— and their parents—continue to enjoy those benefits. “If an institution asks people to trust it with their money and their children, it needs to be able to tell them where it stacks up,” Executive Vice President Dr. [Continue Reading…]

Skills Honed in Conducting Course

Skills Honed in Conducting Course

In the clip below, Melody Steinbart artfully conducts “Introit and Kyrie” from Requiem by Gabrielle Faure. This performance is a portion of Melody’s 30 minute final project for “Advanced Conducting,” a course taught by Dr. David Brown. Students in Advanced Conducting prepare a 30 minute video project to include in their professional portfolios, to use in graduate [Continue Reading…]

More than you Expect

More than you Expect

Some might find the idea of attending a Bible college to become a doctor, lawyer, detective, or scientist to be an odd notion. They might also be skeptical of studying there to land a job in marketing, photography and video, international business, sports and recreation, or the military. Maranatha graduates are doing all those things. [Continue Reading…]

Commencement 2013: Degree Completed, Keep Moving

Commencement 2013: Degree Completed, Keep Moving

See Graduation photo galleries here For many of the students receiving their degrees at the 2013 Maranatha Commencement, the event represented completion. For some, the journey was slightly longer than they expected. For the first time, degree completion students were represented as a group in the ceremony. 20 graduates received a Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary [Continue Reading…]

How to get a Head Start on College

How to get a Head Start on College

Ashton Pleasants saved time, money, and stress.  What more could you ask for? “CLEP tests and Maranatha Online classes are clearly worth the time and money,” the Maranatha sophomore from Suffolk, VA, said. “I will graduate in three years instead of four. I saved just over $16,000. In addition, my first week of college was [Continue Reading…]

Is a College Degree Worth the Investment?

Is a College Degree Worth the Investment?

Many print and web publications regularly explore the topic of whether a college education is worthwhile. This has become an even more common discussion recently.  America’s economic downturn has made answering this question a high priority for many families. When the most current evidence is examined, however, the consensus is that higher education—particularly Christian higher [Continue Reading…]

The Lord Provides: Maranatha Scholarships

The Lord Provides: Maranatha Scholarships

Nearly 80 percent of Maranatha students receive some type of financial aid, but many still need help to bridge the financial gap and graduate.  Institutional scholarships, given to students by the College, can be a tremendous encouragement. Relatively new scholarship programs benefit students in two of Maranatha’s core academic department, Bible and Church Ministries and [Continue Reading…]