Calvary University

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Calvary University
Calvary University logo.png
Motto A Biblical Foundation for a Life of Service
Type Private, Non-Denominational
Established 1932
President Christopher Cone
Undergraduates 342 (2011–2012)
Postgraduates 83 (2011–2012)
Location Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
38°50′18″N 94°32′40″W / 38.83842°N 94.54455°W / 38.83842; -94.54455Coordinates: 38°50′18″N 94°32′40″W / 38.83842°N 94.54455°W / 38.83842; -94.54455
Campus Suburban
Colors Crimson, white, gold
Mascot Warriors
Affiliations ACCA, MCCC

Calvary University, formerly Calvary Bible College, opened in 1932. Calvary is located in Kansas City, Missouri and offers several associate and bachelor's degrees, including an adult degree completion program and online programs. Master of Science degrees in Organization Development, Music and Education are offered in the Graduate School, and Master of Arts degree, and a Master of Divinity degree are offered at Calvary Theological Seminary. Fall 2011 undergraduate enrollment was 342 and post-graduate enrollment was 83.


Calvary is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission[1] (since 2003) and professionally accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (since 1947).


The Calvary campus is located in Kansas City, Missouri, a large Midwest city with a variety of employment and ministry opportunities, along with strong ties to active family and church life involvement. In 2011 Calvary expanded its campus through the donation of five new buildings and 13 acres of land located directly across the street from its current campus. Calvary's newly expanded campus offers spacious and modern dormitories, the Liberty Chapel auditorium, a beautiful classroom building, and a new administration building. The newly expanded campus also includes the student center, the KA-BAR Café. Classes began on the newly expanded campus in the fall of 2012.

Administration Building[edit]

Madison Hall houses offices for most of Calvary's staff and many faculty members including the president and deans. The registrar, business office, and development departments are all located here as well. The Welcome Desk in the lobby is the place where most campus visits begin.

Education Building[edit]

East Ed is the main classroom building for the college, and also house numerous faculty offices.

Warrior's Nook and Dining Hall[edit]

The campus dining hall and Warrior's Nook is a full service cafeteria which provides three meals a day to dorm students and guests. The facility seats approximately 185 people.

Hilda Kroeker Library[edit]

Hilda Kroeker Library

The Hilda Kroeker Library is home to more than 56,001 books, ebooks, and audio/visual materials. The library primarily serves the needs of Calvary University students. The library is a participating member of the Kansas City Public Library's Library Services Program consortium (KCPL-LSP). This allows students and faculty the ability to submit requests to the library for materials that are unavailable within the consortium by sending an email request to the library through WorldCat. The library also houses the Clark Academic Center, a tutoring and mentoring program in which students can get additional assistance with study skills.

Warrior Café and Student Lounge[edit]

The campus coffee shop and student lounge is named for the school's mascot- Nikao the Warrior. This location is provided as a place for students and visitors to relax, grab a cup of coffee, watch T.V., study, play games or purchase snacks.

Liberty Chapel[edit]

The Liberty Chapel is the main campus auditorium. Daily chapel services are held here as well as public events such as Theatre Arts productions, Music Department concerts, and the Baccalaureate ceremony. The auditorium is named in honor of Liberty Bible Church in Eureka, Illinois.

Student Dormitory[edit]

Calvary has a newly renovated four-story dormitory for students living on campus. The dormitory is divided in half for separate housing of male and female students and is supervised by Resident Assistants.


The Calvary Warriors offer sports for Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball. In each of these sports the Warriors compete against other colleges in regular season games and post-season tournaments. The Warriors are members of the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) and the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA). The MCCC is made up of eight colleges from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. The ACCA is made up of 16 colleges from all over the United States.

2012 National Soccer Championship[edit]

The Warriors' Men's Soccer team took the ACCA national title in November 2012.

Theatre Arts[edit]

Calvary Bible College Seussical 2013

Calvary offers a theatre arts program that stresses the performance, technical and administrative aspects of theatrical performance with a focus on ministry. Some parts of the Theatre Arts program include Reflection Drama Troupe, Chapel Theatre, LOGOS Theatre Company and a calendar full of individual student and group recitals. Calvary's Fine Arts Series presents a fully staged production each semester.

Military friendliness[edit]

Calvary University is ranked among the top 15 percent of technical schools, colleges and universities for its cooperation with active duty and retired members of the armed forces. CU was included on the 2013 G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Schools" list by Victory Media Inc.[2]


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