They call us a 'Cinderella Story'—the little college that could.
We started from the ground up building programs, facilities, and academics. We mold champions and initiate drive. We are creative, innovative, demanding, and determined. We didn’t start from the bottom. We lead from the top. We’ve been heralded and acclaimed for our story, and we’ve received the accolades to prove it.
We are Adrian College.
This isn’t some fairy tale but it is the beginning of a story—yours.
Adrian College is more than just four years of your life. Whether that is in the classroom, or on the court, here you will find the foundation for your inspiration and the roots of your future.
Become a part of our story and as your chapter unfolds, you’ll understand that it’s more than just numbers here. Our extraordinary retention, graduation, and placement rates mean when people come here, they stay here. When they leave, their journey has just begun.
Be a part of the Adrian College experience.
Historic doesn't mean antiquated.
Founded on the philosophy of Asa Mahan, Adrian College retains its identity as a private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist church. But that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t developed into a recognized leader in the area of education. US News & World Report selected Adrian College as a 'School to Watch' and recognized it as the "#1 Up & Coming Baccalaureate College in the Midwest" in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, Adrian College was selected as a 'Top College in the Midwest'. But our history extends beyond the accolades.
Today’s campus consists of just over 100 acres, over 20 academic and service buildings and 11 residence halls, plus apartments and themed housing. We’ve recognized the fast paced, evolving face of education- while maintaining our identity.
A Modern Liberal Arts Education
A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist Church, Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education with an advanced 4+1 Master's program. The College offers 40 majors and pre-professional programs, 32 athletic teams and eight institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students.
In recent years, the College has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Adrian College as the '#1 Up and Coming Baccalaureate School in the Midwest,' as well as ranked Adrian College as 'Regional Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest' and a 'Least Debt Load College.' Most recently, the College received accolades as a 'Best Value School.' Adrian College is located in Southeast Michigan, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo.