Ecclesia College

Ecclesia College
Type Private college
Established 1975
President Oren Paris III
Students 178 FTE (Fall 2013)
Location Springdale, Arkansas, USA
36°12′51″N 94°14′12″W / 36.21409°N 94.23677°W / 36.21409; -94.23677Coordinates: 36°12′51″N 94°14′12″W / 36.21409°N 94.23677°W / 36.21409; -94.23677
Campus Rural
Mascot Royals

Ecclesia College is a four-year Christian, federally recognized work college in Springdale, Arkansas in the United States, accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education with program certification by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The College was founded in 1975 by Oren Paris II, previous College Chancellor, and the father of noted recording artist, Twila Paris. Ecclesia is a Greek word, meaning "called-out ones." It was used in ancient Greece to describe those who had been called out from general society to come aside and discuss the affairs of state. It is the Greek word that is translated "church" or "assembly."


Mission Statement

As an institution of higher learning, Ecclesia College mentors effective leaders to strengthen the foundations of society through the life and values of Christ.


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Ecclesia College receives institutional accreditation for higher education with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The college has been accredited with ABHE since 2005. ABHE is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Ecclesia is also accredited by the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) which allows a student to transfer their transferable hours from Ecclesia to any college and/or University in the state of Arkansas.

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