Christendom College has been named one of the “Best Colleges for Conservative Values” in America, in the latest rankings from NewsMax. The organization made the announcement earlier today, ranking Christendom at the top of its list for its consistent commitment to conservative values.
In a ranking of forty other top colleges and universities, Christendom was named the #2 most conservative school in America, beating out the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Texas A&M University, Liberty University, and more. Newsmax lauded Christendom for demonstrating a “commitment to conservatism” since its founding in 1977, as seen in the college’s mission statement and curriculum.
“We’ve been standing for traditional, conservative values since our founding — it’s part of the reason why we refuse to accept any federal funding. We want to be able to educate our students with the full truth, rather then offer a watered-down, more liberal education. We’re honored to be recognized for our stance by Newsmax,” says vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden.
While many other American colleges and universities now conform to untraditional values and teachings, Christendom has remained steadfast in its conservative beliefs since its founding. In its nearly forty years of existence, the college has taught a liberal arts education in full accord with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and inspired by John Henry Newman’s seminal Idea of a University, resulting in alumni who impact America as educators, business leaders, journalists, and more.
This is not the first time Christendom has been highlighted by Newsmax, with the college being named as a “Top American Values College” in 2005, and being called a “crucible of change, inspiring Catholic educators worldwide to restore ancient tradition and return to what its followers believe is sound Catholic doctrine” in 2009.
Ranked as one of the top ten colleges in the nation by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Christendom appears in numerous other national secular and religious guides each year including Barron’s Best Buys, Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, and others.