Some Christian colleges in Pennsylvania include Waynesburg University, located in the town of Waynesburg, and Messiah College, found in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Another option is the University of Valley Forge, which was formerly called Valley Forge Christian College. This university is located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church founded Waynesburg University in 1849. The school is a nonprofit institution and recognized as being one of the least expensive private colleges in the state, as of 2015. Some of the most popular programs at the university include nursing, criminal justice, communication and business.
Messiah College offers over 80 undergraduate majors as well as 19 graduate-level programs. Examples of bachelor's degree programs include biopsychology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and social work. Master's degrees are offered in subjects such as education, counseling, business and higher education. In addition, the school grants teaching certificates in areas such as music education, mathematics, social studies and biology. The motto of the college is "Christ preeminent."
The University of Valley Forge is officially associated with the Assemblies of God, although students belonging to numerous Christian denominations attend the school. The university offers nine different associate degrees, 51 bachelor's degree options and seven types of master's degrees. Examples of programs include children's ministry, pastoral counseling, digital media studies, business administration and psychology.