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 48 acres
- Historic neighborhood in Lexington's downtown
- Private liberal arts college
- 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 377 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.
- $127,639,973 as of June 30, 2012