Ibaraki Christian University

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Ibaraki Christian University
Established 1967
Type private
Location Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan
Website Official website

Ibaraki Christian University (茨城キリスト教大学 Ibaraki kirisuto-kyō daigaku?) is a private university in Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, established in 1967.


The predecessor of the University, Ibaraki Christian College, was founded in 1948 as the Shion Campus.[1] An associated Shion Junior College and Shion Senior High School were established in 1949. The Shion Junior College became the Ibaraki Christian Junior College in 1950 with a Department of Liberal Arts and Department of English, followed by a Department of Home Economics in 1951.

The four-year Ibaraki Christian College was established in 1967 with a Department of Biblical Studies and Department of English Language and Literature. A Department of Japanese Literature was added in 1974, followed by a Department of Elementary Education in 1987. A Graduate School was established in 1995. The school changed to its present name in the year 2000, and the Junior College was closed.

A College of Nursing was established in 2004 and College of Business Administration in 2011.

External relations[edit]

Ibaraki Christian University has liaisons and student-exchange programs with a number of universities outside Japan. These include Oklahoma Christian University, with which McMillan was also involved.[2]

The institution has had an international focus from its inception.[3]


  1. ^ The original college was an endeavor of Orvil Dean Bixler, Harry Robert Fox Sr., E. W. McMillan, and other missionaries associated with Churches of Christ.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Christian University" (PDF). [about] Ibaraki Christian University (English ed.). 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ See also John Moody McCaleb.

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Coordinates: 36°30′51.9″N 140°36′59.7″E / 36.514417°N 140.616583°E / 36.514417; 140.616583