Ashkelon Academic College

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Ashkelon Academic College
המכללה האקדמית אשקלון
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The Ashkelon Academic College

Ashkelon Academic College (Hebrew: המכללה האקדמית אשקלון‎, HaMiklala HaAkademit Ashkelon) is a public college in Ashkelon, Israel which is qualified to grant Bachelor's degrees from Bar-Ilan University.


The college was founded in 1967 as a branch of Bar-Ilan University and focused mainly on teaching accountancy and banking. Student numbers were only a couple of dozen.

In 1988 the management was changed and the college began to expand its activity; in 1990 it was recognised by the Education Minister of Israel Zevulun Hammer as a regional college, which meant its students spent the first two years in the college and after that transferred to Bar-Ilan University.

In 1992 Bar-Ilan University approved the college to grant bachelor's degrees on its behalf, and in 1998 the university transferred to a new campus. Moshe Many was President of the College from 2002 to 2012.

Today the college has thousands of students and plans are being made to triple its size.

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Coordinates: 31°40′8.59″N 34°34′17.97″E / 31.6690528°N 34.5716583°E / 31.6690528; 34.5716583