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Wiley College
711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 927-3311
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College Overview  
     Founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Wiley College is an historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church.
     The College employs a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and service and provides a challenging curriculum, administered in an atmosphere of academic freedom with its corollary obligations, that prepares graduates for work, professional or graduate studies and viable careers in selected fields. The College also fosters an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages and supports spiritual, ethical and moral development, an appreciation for the arts, global awareness and concern for the common good in the global society in which it exists. Achievement of these superordinate goals will result in demonstrated student competence in various forms of communication and critical/analytical thinking, and exhibited confidence and facileness functioning in a technological environment.
     Committed to the principles of educational access and opportunity, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students of diverse academic, social, geographic, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds who demonstrate a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment that is sensitive to the myriad of student needs. In recognition of its covenant relationship with The United Methodist Church, the College affirms the ideal of social responsibility and seeks to contribute to the welfare and revitalization of the community in which it is located.
     Wiley College is committed to shared governance, fiscal soundness and exemplary stewardship of its resources. The College utilizes innovative techniques and strategic planning in all its administrative processes, modern pedagogy and employs cutting-edge technology in the delivery of services to its clientele.

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Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 1302
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $16652
Out of State Tuition: $16652
Room & Board: $7500
Applications Due: Sept 15th ($25)
Conference: Red River Conference (RRC)
Mascot: Wiley the Wildcat
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 41%
Percent Women: 58%
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Majors Offered

Division of Arts & Sciences
•Criminal Justice
•Mass Communications

Division of Business & Technology
•Management Concentration
•Accounting Concentration
•Organizational Management Concentration
•Computer Information Systems Concentration
•Hospitality and Tourism Administration Concentration

Division of Education
•Early childhood (EC-4),
•Secondary education (8-12) programs in:
     ·English/Language Arts/Reading
     ·All-Levels of Music
     ·Physical Education

Division of Education & •General Studies
•General Education Program
•Academic Advising and Assessment
•Developmental Education

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College History
     Named in honor of Bishop Isaac T. Wiley, an outstanding minister, medical missionary and educator, Wiley College was founded in 1873 during turbulent times for Blacks in America. Wiley College opened its doors just south of Marshall with two frame buildings and an overwhelming desire to succeed in a climate fraught with racism and Jim Crow laws. So entrenched was their desire to succeed that in 1880, rather than moving Wiley College farther out of town, the founders of the College moved nearer to Marshall on 55 acres of wooded land where the College stands today. Land was cleared and four additional buildings were constructed as student enrollment soared to 160 students with seven full-time faculty members. Wiley College had effectively become the first Black college west of the Mississippi River.
     Among the visionaries of that era were presidents revered in Wiley College history. Individuals who persevered in a climate of hostility in the South and in the face of great personal sacrifice were Wiley’s first presidents: Rev. F. C. Moore (1873-1876), Rev. W. H. Davis (1876-1885), Rev. N. D. Clifford (1885-1888), Rev. Dr. George Whitaker (1888-1889), and Rev. Dr. P. A. Pool (1889-1893). It was their strength of character in the face of hardship and acrimony that forged the early foundations of this bastion of academic excellence. Their labors were rewarded in 1888 when the first graduate of Wiley University (for so it was called at the time) was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. H.B. Pemberton would lead the way for generations of Wiley College graduates to come.
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