Mission and Values
Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression, and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world.
As pioneers, our centuries-long commitment to achieving excellence in liberal arts education is guided by five essential values:
- Lexington, Ky., population 300,000
- 24 major buildings on 60 acres
- Historic neighborhood in Lexington's downtown
- Private liberal arts college
- Although Transylvania is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the campus community embraces individuals of all faiths and spiritual practices and strives to create an atmosphere of honest inquiry and inclusiveness.
- R. Owen Williams became Transylvania's 25th president on August 1, 2010.
- Founded in 1780
- 16th college in the U.S.
- First college west of the Allegheny Mountains
- Transylvania is Latin for across the woods, an appropriate description of Kentucky in the late 1700s.
- U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges
- Princeton Review's Best 378 Colleges
- Barron's Best Buys in College Education
- America's Best Value Colleges
- Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; Telephone 404-679-4501) to award the bachelor of arts degree.
- Education program accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education at the initial teacher preparation level.
- $147,438,068 as of June 30, 2013