Students Can Earn a Degree While on Maranatha’s Campus

These college-level courses are incorporated into Maranatha’s schedule so each course will take the place of a high school class. As a result, students will still be able to experience the benefits of high school, such as athletics, club memberships, chapels, and a rich student culture.

Thanks to a partnership with University of Northwestern–St. Paul (UNW), students graduating from Maranatha Christian Academy in 2018 and beyond can complete an Associate of Arts degree from UNW on the campus of Maranatha Christian Academy.

Students in the AA degree program will learn in cohorts and are taught by adjunct instructors. These college-level courses are incorporated into Maranatha’s schedule so each course will take the place of a high school class. As a result, students will still be able to experience the benefits of high school, such as athletics, club memberships, chapels, and a rich student culture.

Fall 2016 was the first time classes could be taken through Maranatha’s College at MCA program. All students who successfully complete the program will be awarded an Associate of Arts and Bible degree from University of Northwestern–St. Paul in addition to their high school diploma. Students will need to apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year and meet all College at MCA program requirements to participate.

College at MCA classes serve as dual enrollment, so they fulfill both high school and college requirements. Because the University of Northwestern–St. Paul is accredited by the same agency as many major universities, the credits earned through this program will transfer to many universities around the country.

Here at Living Word, we’re excited about this opportunity for our students at Maranatha to save significantly on college expenses. We also believe it will also provide a competitive edge for future educational and career pursuits.

College at MCA is just another way Living Word and Maranatha are reaching people, touching lives, and making a difference.