Vision StatementThe twenty-first century marks the beginning of Judson's third century of service. We must consider all that is behind us a preamble to our future. We will endeavor to become the finest Christian liberal arts college for women in America. Our twenty-first century students must be academically prepared for life and learning, always ready to exemplify the life and teachings of Christ.
Mission StatementJudson College, a private, undergraduate institution of liberal learning and professional study related to the Alabama Baptist State Convention, offers distinguished student centered academic programs in a residential single gender setting and through distance education to both genders. As a caring collegiate community, Judson College is dedicated to maturing its students into well adjusted and productive citizens through the transmission of knowledge, refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, and the development of character. Resulting from these efforts, Judson graduates will:
Statement of Core ValuesJudson College is a purposeful, caring community of students and employees who live, work, and learn together, and who are united by faith in God and adherence to Christian traditions. Based upon the character and teaching of Christ, the Judson community commits itself to "Principles of Light and Truth" that frame our common concerns and core values. Acceptance of these values is a pledge to exercise them consistently in our treatment of others, and to expect to be treated in kind.
As a Christian, liberal arts institution for women, Judson College seeks to adhere to convictions best exemplified in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
As a Christian community, the College embraces:
Accreditation and Memberships
AccreditationJudson College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4500) to award baccalaureate degrees.
The College's undergraduate teacher education programs are approved by the Department of Education of the State of Alabama (5215 Gordon Persons Building, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2101).
The College's music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190-5248).
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Judson College reviews and evaluates academic programs by measuring student achievement and attitudes. For this purpose, students may be required to take one or more tests designed to measure achievement in the major, general education, or other areas. Performance on these tests will not be used to determine eligibility for graduation. Results of these tests remain confidential and are used for improvement of the College and its programs.
In addition, students are expected to complete surveys and/or questionnaires. These may be administered at intervals during enrollment, prior to graduation, or several years after graduation. The purpose of these surveys is to obtain student perspectives about aspects of the College, its programs, and its services.