202 East Oak/PO Box 429
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
Phone: 618.937.2127


'Thoroughly Christian, Uniquely Classical'
The mission of Morthland College is to provide a premier liberal arts education to a diversity of learners within a setting committed to Christ, Wisdom, Tradition, and Heritage. Morthland is faith-based and inter-denominational with founding principles rooted in the centrality of Jesus Christ, His Word, and the Church. We embrace Wisdom by forming a community of scholars who affirm our core values and continue to engage in academic discourse. We endorse Tradition in the learning process by encouraging the consonance of Biblical instruction with a broad education. We uphold Heritage by recognizing the Christian foundations of our country and by preparing students to contribute to society in the spirit of servant leadership.

Opportunities of Study

The Word of God

All students will receive a Biblical Core of 15 credits

Classical Culture

From the architecture, to the style of chapel, our feel is distinctly 'old school'

Christian Worldview

The Christian worldview permeates each classroom experience

Four Credit Hours of Latin

In classical tradition, all students will study the fundamentals of this foundational language of history, law and medicine

Six Credit Hours of Greek

Also in classical tradition, all students will understand the fundamentals of this Biblical language

Weekly Community Service

Each student will serve the local community and experience the joy of giving

Weekly Chapel Services

All students participate in weekly chapel services

Weekly Bible Reading

As part of spiritual development and the capstone class, students read the Word of God on a weekly basis

Fully Nationally Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
Morthland College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail: [email protected]] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category II institution by TRACS' Accreditation Commission on April 29, 2014; this status is effective for a period up to 5 years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Statement of Non-Discrimination
Non-Discrimination Policy Morthland College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and admits students of any sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin and age with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students. In conformance with state and federal regulations, Morthland College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, national and ethnic origin, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school administered programs. Students who believe they may have been discriminated against may contact the Dean of Student Affairs at the institution's address or telephone number 618-937-2127.

Character, preparation, and determination are the general qualifications that the admission committee reflects upon as applicants are reviewed for admission. Enrollment is open to all qualified candidates regardless of their faith. However, Morthland is a faith-based institution that includes a Christian element in its units of instruction and mode of operation. Therefore, faculty and administration are expected to adhere to the foundational principles and doctrinal statement of Morthland College in order to deliver a Christian education rooted in Christ, Wisdom, Tradition and Heritage.

Student Complaints and Grievances
At any time a student may submit a complaint or grievance to the Department of Student Affairs by completing a "Student Complaint or Grievance Form". Throughout the process, the student can be assured of confidentiality and persons will be informed on a need-to-know basis. All complaints and grievances will be recorded, evaluated and investigated. Depending on the nature of the complaint or grievance, the college may or may not legally be able to discuss outcomes with the student. Information on filing a complaint may be obtained in the Department of Student Affairs. If a student is not satisfied with the handling of the complaint or grievance, then they may submit a complaint one or more of the following:
  • - TRACS [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail: [email protected]]
  • - Illinois Board of Higher Education [1 N. Old State Capital Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701; Telephone: 271.557.7359; web-based: http://complaints.ibhe.org]
  • - any relevant agency