Schreiner University

Schreiner University
Motto Learning by Heart
Type Private university
Established September, 1923
Endowment $52.4 million[1]
President Charles "Tim" Summerlin
Students 1,308
Location Kerrville, Texas, U.S.
Campus Rural, 170 acres
Colors Maroon & White
Mascot The Mountaineer
Affiliations Presbyterian Church
Schreiner University entrance sign
Main building on Schreiner University campus

Schreiner University is a private liberal arts institution located in Kerrville, Texas. The University enrolls an estimated 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 27 four-year undergraduate programs, an MBA and a master of education. Its religious affiliation is to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1923, it has been coeducational since 1932. As of the fall 2011, Schreiner had a student/faculty ratio of 13:1.[2] The University is also home to Greystone Preparatory School a college level Service Academy preparatory program for those who did not receive appointments or nominations straight out of high school.


Captain Charles Schreiner, Sr., founded Schreiner Institute in 1917 and worked toward its establishment until 1923. The military institute was created for young boys and included both secondary school and junior college curricula to prepare students for further education. The year 1971 marked the end of the military training used by the institute. In 1973, it began using only college curriculum and changed its name to Schreiner College. The college experience changed again in 1981 when it became a four-year college. The college became Schreiner University in 2001 and began offering master's degrees. Schreiner University now hosts a number of lecture series and academic conferences, including its annual popular culture symposium.


The university no longer operates the Hill Country Museum in the house of its founder, the Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion.

Academic profile


Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters, baccalaureate and associate degrees. The University also holds accreditation by the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners and is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing as well as the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for teacher certification programs.

The University holds membership in the American Association for Higher Education, The American Council on Education, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas.

Student life


Schreiner University teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Mountaineers are a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Greek life

Greek life began at Schreiner University with the chartering of the sorority Delta Phi Epsilon, establishing its Gamma Gamma chapter on January 25, 2003. On May 3rd of the same year, the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity established its Texas Sigma chapter, being the first Fraternity to be officially chartered with 26 founding fathers. Greek life had been unofficially established on campus earlier on February 21, 2001, when Chi Phi Fraternity founded a colony at Schreiner University; however, the colony was not chartered into the Iota Theta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity until 2005. On March 25, 2006, the Theta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was installed, becoming the second sorority on campus.

Notable people

See also


  1. As of March, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  2. "About Schreiner - Quick Facts". Schreiner University. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  3. "Charles Schreiner, III". Southern Livestock on findagrave. May 4, 2001. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. Obituary of Gene Simeon Walker, Sr., Laredo Morning Times, January 22, 2015, p. 10A

Coordinates: 30°01′55″N 99°07′48″W / 30.032°N 99.130°W / 30.032; -99.130

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