Quick Facts

About Maranatha

  • Founded in 1968 by Dr. B. Myron and Thelma Cedarholm
  • Located on 79 acres in Watertown, WI; 41 campus buildings
  • Offers undergraduate, graduate and online learning options

About our Students

  • Students come from 44 states and 11 foreign countries
  • 68 percent live on campus
  • 30 percent are homeschool graduates

About Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Nearly 80 percent of students receive financial aid
  • Costs: $6,390 tuition, $3,275 room and board per semester (12-18 credits, 2015-2016)
  • Eligible for all federal financial aid programs

About our Academics

  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • More than 30 majors; more than 40 minors; eight graduate programs
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14-1
  • Most popular majors: Pastoral Studies, Humanities (all tracks), Nursing, Elementary Education, Biology, Business Management

About Ministries

  • Local church ministry required for all students
  • Outreach opportunities through the Office of Student Activities
  • Global Encounters missions program

About Athletics

  • 11 intercollegiate sports (football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball)
  • Member of NCAA Division III, NCCAA, and AD3i (Association of Division III Independents)
  • Intramural athletic program for students

About Fine Arts

  • Groups: Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Madrigal and Handbell Choir, Chorale
  • Traveling musical ensembles minister across the country during the summer
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