Southwestern Christian College, founded and sponsored by members of Churches of Christ, is accredited as a four-year (level II), educational college (limited to Bachelor's degree in Bible and Religious Education), with a two-year associate program in the liberal arts. Its purpose is to:
offer a holistic educational program that will motivate the student to value and achieve academic excellence within the context of commitment to moral and spiritual values;
to assist students in making their transitions from high school to higher education on various levels;
to assist students in preparation for varied vocations in life;
to prepare future leaders for their distinct communities and the world at large.
Southwestern Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award Associate and Bachelor level degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Christian College.
In the founding and establishing of Southwestern Christian College, those who participated were motivated by a mutual desire to provide for its students' preparation for effective and successful Christian living. Each was keenly sensitive to the urgency of this need. To appreciate its importance, one must fully understand the concepts of "Christian Living".
Dr. Eugene Lawton (January 28, 1937 - March 12, 2022)
Dr. Lawton, a distinguished alum, served his beloved Alma mater as a Dean and Board of Trustee Member.
In lieu of flowers the Lawton Family and the Newark Church of Christ would like donations to be given to Southwestern Christian College in his honor and memory.