Coordinates: 35°08′21″N 89°56′45″W / 35.139046°N 89.945927°W / 35.139046; -89.945927
Victory University, formerly Crichton College, is a private for-profit Christian, liberal arts college located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Victory University is a four-year, coeducational institution owned by California-based Significant Education. The institution intends to combine higher education with evangelical Christian faith and to integrate learning with the needs of people in contemporary society. Victory University intends to base its academic programs, philosophy, and the life of the University on Biblical principles.
Victory University offers majors in psychology, biblical studies, business, biology, chemistry, professional education, pre-nursing, English, history, liberal studies, and pre-law. The faculty is encouraged to motivate students to practice a reasoned and vital religious faith to enable them to lead mature and creative lives. While the faculty attends different churches, they are selected as dedicated Christians committed to the ideals of free inquiry in the pursuit of truth and respect for all people. The student body is stated to represent diverse churches, races, and social backgrounds.
Victory University endeavors to offer students a well-rounded educational experience, which allows them to explore all dimensions of their personalities while, at the same time, receiving instruction in the pursuit of a career. The institution also endeavors to promote whole person development, recognizing that under the sovereignty of God all people possess intellectual, spiritual, psychological, and physical dimensions.
As of August 2012 there were approximately 1,970 students enrolled, and tuition was approximately $3900 per semester.
In the past two years, Victory University has seen a dramatic growth in the number of its students. In just the past year, Victory University has more than doubled its enrollment, from 906 students to 1,970. That is higher than previous record high of 1,200 students in 2006 when the institution was called Crichton College.
The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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