Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts college founded by and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The College was founded in Austin, Texas on April 4, 1872, and is one of the nation’s 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Mission: We provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Academic excellence lies at the heart of the College’s mission, along with the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
Living Philosophies: Paul Quinn's institutional ethos is "WE Over Me" and the guiding principles are the “Four L's of Quinnite Leadership:”
- LEAVE places better than you found them.
- LEAD from wherever you are.
- LIVE a life that matters.
- LOVE something greater than yourself.
|President||Michael J. Sorrell, Esq.|
|Federal Financial Aid Code||003602|
|Student Dress Code||Business casual|
|Colors||Black, Purple and Gold|
|Social Media||Twitter: @PaulQuinnTigers and @MichaelSorrell|
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Christian Philosophy of Education: We are committed to holistically developing our students with a Christian perspective of the world. Although our programs are designed for students who desire to learn in a Christian community, we welcome students of all faiths who are willing to follow the policies, practices, and educational objectives of the institution. The College is committed to providing an exceptional liberal arts education. As a Christian institution, we will encourage our students to be actively engaged as servant leaders and global citizens. See more in our Doctrinal Statement.
Accreditation: Paul Quinn College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), having been awarded accredited status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 13, 2011; this status is effective for a period of five 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). For questions about the candidacy of Paul Quinn College, please send correspondence to 15935 Forest Road, P.O. Box 328, Forest, Virginia 24551 or call (434) 525-9539.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted a Certificate of Authority to Paul Quinn College to award the following degrees: Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration (Accounting, Management), Legal Studies, Teacher Education (Physical Education and Early Childhood to Sixth Grade Teacher Certification), Biology, and Computer Science. This certificate does not constitute accreditation; it attests only to the institution having met the Board’s standards established for non-exempt institutions.
Questions or complaints about the institution should be addressed to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788, (512) 427-6200 or via their website.
Affiliations: Associations of Institutions of Higher Education of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Educational Testing Services; College Board.
Paul Quinn College admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the College. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. No handicapped person is, on the basis of the handicap, excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program, employment, or activity at Paul Quinn College.