About CRC

About CRC

Crowley's Ridge College is a private four-year church-affiliated but autonomous co-educational liberal arts college designed to help students grow closer to God while pursuing a college degree with our talented and caring faculty and staff who promote career readiness, lifelong friendships, and a rewarding life.

Undergraduate Education With Purpose

The founders of Crowley’s Ridge College believed:
That God is
That He is our maker
That He has revealed His will
That He offers an earthly life of fulfillment and eternal life after death.

CRC at a Glance


The year that Crowley’s Ridge College was founded


Number of students attending Crowley’s Ridge College


Average amount of scholarships and grants awarded to each student

$3.92 Million

Crowley’s Ridge College’s annual budget

Meet the President

Dr. Richard Johnson is the 7th President of Crowley’s Ridge College. He is a familiar face around the college, having earned his associate’s degree in 1984 and returning in 2007 after a vibrant career in Christian-based estate planning and fundraising and not-for-profit administration.


Academics at CRC

Crowley’s Ridge College offers multiple degree programs across four divisions—Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business, and Teacher Education—for high school students, transfer students, first-time college students, and lifelong learners. Learn more about our academic offerings by clicking on the link below.

At Crowley's Ridge College students engage in scholarship and critical reasoning while building a strong spiritual life.

Our Mission

We are a private four-year church-affiliated but autonomous, co-educational liberal arts college, providing for our students a balanced course of studies appropriate for Bachelor and Associate Degrees. While the college is affiliated with the churches of Christ, students of all religious backgrounds are welcome at Crowley’s Ridge College. The student population comprises both non-traditional and traditional residential and commuter students. 

We are committed to a continual emphasis on the integration of scholarship, critical thinking, service, and the spiritual dimension of life. Preserving a commitment to a tradition of small class sizes and a philosophy of open enrollment helps the college maintain a focus on the whole student as an individual.

Student Learning Goals

Students will use their various experiences to build a philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals that will lead them into a future of service to God and community.

Students will acquire, evaluate, and make use of knowledge; solve problems individually and with others; prepare themselves for advanced studies; and develop a desire for lifelong learning.


Crowley’s Ridge College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a subdivision of the Northern Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS), a regional accrediting agency authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. Our last review took place in 2015 and our next review for reaffirmation is scheduled for 2025 by the Higher Learning Commission. 

To learn more about our institutional and program-specific accreditations, click below. 

Committed to Scholarship and Service

CRC students and alumni are committed to leveraging their skills and experience to making the world a better place. 

Dakota & Anna Crossno

"My wife and I love the natural campus of CRC. The trees, the pond, the creeks, it’s all a reflection of the beauty of the creation of God."

Madyson Scott

"CRC has given me numerous opportunities in the classroom that have molded me into the teacher that I am today."

We Plan to Thrive

Our dedication to the mission of Crowley’s Ridge College is an ongoing venture that is supported with prayer, support, and planning. In 2020, we initiated our THRIVE strategic plan, which will run through 2025. Put simply, our goal is to reinvigorate our commitment to students by bringing the mission of the College into sharper focus with achievable milestones, including new program implementation and new construction.  Learn more about how CRC will thrive in the coming years. 

News from The Ridge

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