Schreiner University is a private liberal arts institution in the Texas Hill Country.
Located in Kerrville, Texas, Schreiner is dedicated primarily to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines, preparing them for entry into specific careers and graduate or professional programs. The university also fulfills its mission through selected graduate, certificate, and other professional development programs.
As a university committed to the liberal arts as fundamental to education and committed to our affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Schreiner is dedicated to excellence in preparing students to live purposeful, humane and productive lives in their work, faith groups, families and communities.
Quick Facts about Schreiner University
Year established: 1923
Type of school: private university
Programs: four-year undergraduate, master of education
Accreditation: Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters, baccalaureate and associate degrees.
The University also holds accreditation by the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners and is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for teacher certification programs.
The University holds membership in the following organizations: the American Association for Higher Education, The American Council on Education, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas.
Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Campus enrollment: 806 students
Coeducational information: coeducational since 1932
Location description: Central Texas resort area; Kerrville population-20,425; Kerr County population-43,653. One hour northwest of San Antonio; 90 minutes west of Austin.
Semester/term begin dates: late August
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
A History of Schreiner University
An independent and coeducational university, Schreiner University has a colorful history rich with Texas heritage and traditions beginning in 1917 as a military institute. News of Schreiner's nurturing atmosphere spread quickly throughout Texas and soon scores students gathered in Kerrville to earn high school diplomas and junior college degrees. By 1971 the military training and uniforms were discontinued and the school became fully coeducational. In 1973 Schreiner phased out its high school and strengthened its college curricula. And in 1981 the college became a four-year institution. Only a decade after becoming a four-year institution, Schreiner College was listed as one of the top regional liberal arts colleges in the western United States by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges Guide. In February 2001, the Board of Trustees votes change from Schreiner College to Schreiner University.
Schreiner University - "Learning by Heart"