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Established 1882
Religious affiliation Christian and Missionary Alliance
Chairman Ronald E. Eastman
President Michael Scales
Vice-president David Jennings
Provost David F. Turk
Faculty 160[1]
Students 3,028[2]
Location Nyack, NY, USA
Campus Suburban
Colours Grey and Crimson
Mascot Warriors
Athletics NCAA Division II
Affiliations Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Nyack College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and home to the Alliance Theological Seminary, one of the denomination's seminaries. The main campus is located in Nyack, New York. Branch campuses exist in Manhattan and Albany, as well as Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.



The college was founded as the Missionary Training Institute in New York City in 1882 by Albert B. Simpson, a 19th century Christian evangelist and founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Simpson and his wife were buried on campus.[3] The Missionary Training Institute was later granted a charter by the New York Board of Regents and the school's curriculum was registered by the State Education Department in 1944. In 1953, the school was authorized to confer the Bachelor of Science degree and, in 1961, the Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1960, the corporation was authorized to conduct a post-baccalaureate program as the forerunner of Alliance Theological Seminary. Nyack first received school accreditation in 1962 from Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1963, the school became a member of the American Council on Education.


Nyack offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is broken down into seven individual schools: The School of Business and Leadership; The School of Education; The School of Human Services; The School of Music; The College of Arts and Sciences; The College of Bible and Christian Ministry; and the Alliance Theological Seminary. Undergraduate degrees in 45 majors include Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Sacred Music. Graduate degrees include Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, and Master of Professional Studies.



Nyack College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools while Alliance Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Additional accreditations include: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1962; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); member and accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) for teacher certification; Childhood Education programs are nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and Math Education by the National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Adolescent English program is nationally recognized by the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and TESOL program by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Social Work program has been approved for accreditation with the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE).


Nyack's campus is a 102 acres (0.41 km2) plot of land in Rockland County, New York. The northern part of the campus, and the public school behind it, are all part of the old Clarkstown Country Club.

Student life

Nyack features a wide array of extracurricular involvement for students, including the radio station, student newspaper, yearbook, ministry teams and mission trips, chorale, wind ensemble, handbell choir, and student government.


The school's sports teams are called the Warriors (formerly the Purple Pride; before that, the Fighting Parsons). The teams participate in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference of the NCAA's Division II.


  1. ^ Full-time
  2. ^ Total for Fall 2008
  3. ^ Nyack College Profile

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