Higher Education

In the 1870s the Seventh-day Adventist Church began developing a denominationally-based school system. At its core was the conviction that every individual should have the opportunity to study, grow, and develop God-given talents. Today, the Church educates over 1.1 million students in nearly 6,000 schools, colleges, and universities—making it the largest unified Protestant education system in the world. In the Columbia Union, there are 109 elementary and secondary schools and two colleges.