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Malone University was founded in 1892.

An Overview of Malone University

Established in 1892 as Cleveland Bible College with an enrollment of six students, Malone changed its emphasis to liberal arts in 1957 and moved to Canton, Ohio where it was renamed in honor of its founders, industrialist J. Walter Malone and his wife, Emma Brown Malone.

Today, Malone has nearly 2,500 students enrolled in more than 100 academic programs, including six at the graduate level where advanced degrees may be earned in education, counseling, theological studies, nursing, business administration, and organizational leadership. Malone offers accelerated degree completion programs in management and nursing, where the student can earn a degree in a matter of months by meeting only one night per week. The Malone Management Program also is offered entirely online and was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top online programs in the country.

Though the university is affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, Eastern Region, students from all walks of life are welcome. The Malone University community represents nearly 50 Christian denominations among our students, faculty, and staff. Malone University is home to a famed St. Johns Bible Heritage Edition – the limited edition, full-sized, signed, and numbered reproduction of the original masterpiece.

The college boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and a graduate-school acceptance rate of nearly 100 percent. The smaller class size fosters a rich academic experience where faculty members know, care about, and mentor students. Although primarily a teaching university, Malone offers a number of opportunities to assist in cutting-edge research as well. Students may participate in an annual undergraduate research symposium, with some advancing to share original research at the state level through the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.

Johnson Center for Worship and Performing ArtsStudents also have numerous opportunities to make the world their classroom through exciting internships, service learning trips, and a vibrant study abroad program.

The University participates in several off-campus educational opportunities including the Los Angeles Film Studies program, American Studies program, and overseas student teaching and nursing cross-cultural experiences. Student athletes may choose from any of our 20 men’s and women’s NCAA division II athletics program. Malone University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, is named one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013.