The 10 Smallest Liberal Arts Colleges in America


10 Knoxville College

Knoxville College is a historically black liberal arts college founded in 1875 by the United Presbyterian Church of North America in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. It is a member school of the United Negro College Fund. Knoxville College is another institution based on faith, offering degrees in both the arts and sciences.

9 Shimer College

Shimer College was an American college of great books, initially located in Mount Carroll, then in Waukegan and finally in Chicago , Illinois. In 2017 it was incorporated as the Shimer School of Great Books in Naperville, Illinois into North Central College. 81 Students fill the halls of the small Liberal arts college, Shimer College, in Chicago , Illinois. One may not expect such a small size of a class at a school in Chicago but that’s the painful truth. Shimer is a college focused on teaching, but it does offer a variety of different programs. Speech Writing, Science Fiction Writing, and Journalism are among the many writing programs proudly taught at Shimer College.

8 Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is a private Catholic liberal arts college. In the Catholic intellectual tradition, the college emphasizes classical education and is named after Saint Thomas More. The school is composed of about 100 students. We have reported schools so far, with over 100 students enrolled. The school? 84 Pupils. That’s right, there are just over 80 graduates. The Catholic college is in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

The only course of study offered at the college is liberal arts. In fact, upon your arrival at the school, the curriculum is already set up for you year by year.

7 Sterling College

Set in Sterling, Kansas, this college is home to just 105 students. Can you figure it out? This school places great emphasis on leadership through the Christian faith teachings. Athletic Instruction, Biblical Teachings, and Chemistry are some of the special programs offered at this college of liberal arts. Students are invited during their school attendance to participate in a number of faith-based activities.

6 Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin University, in Staunton, Virginia, is a private, liberal arts university. Rufus William Bailey founded it as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842. In fact, 135 women make up the student corps. The offered programs are very performance-based. Among the other program options open to students at Mary Baldwin are theater, communications and Shakespeare Studies.

5 Burlington College

Champlain College, in Burlington, Vermont, is a private college. Founded in 1878, Champlain offers on-campus undergraduate and on-line undergraduate courses in more than 80 subject areas through Champlain College Online, as well as online certificate and degree programs and master’s degree programmes. Hosts 168 students in Burlington, Vermont. This college encourages its students to embrace their individuality while providing the experience that the students will need after graduation in each field. Among the many programs offered at this institution are film studies, human services, and fine arts. The school offers both Bachelors and Masters courses.

4 Beacon College

Beacon College, a private non-profit college founded in 1989 in Leesburg, Florida, is the first accredited higher learning institution designed to serve those students with dyslexia, ADHD, or other specific learning disabilities with curriculum and support services. Beacon College enrolled 184 students. Beacon is known for its services to students with disabilities. A substantial percentage of the student body is composed of students with ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disorders. There are Human Services, Psychology and Business Management programs at this college.

 3 Marlboro College

Marlboro College, in Marlboro, Vermont, is a private Liberal Arts College. On November 6, 2019, the college announced a plan to close the college at the end of the academic year 2019–2020 and donate its endowment to Emerson College in Boston which, if the plan goes through, would create the Marlboro Institute.Home to 240 students, this institution brands itself as a college for independent students and independent thinkers. Though small, Marlboro offers a number of hands-on opportunities for students.

2 Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Oaks College is a private college in Pasadena , California with its main campus and a second branch campus in San Jose. The college draws upon the principles of the Quaker and focuses on social justice. It provides full and part-time undergraduate and graduate classes at Pacific Oaks California campuses as well as online. Its main campus is home to 296 students in Pasadena , California. Pacific Oaks is proud of its unconventional ways of teaching, and helping its students grow to reach their full potential. This college contains three separate sector divisions. Family Psychology, Education, and Human Development are the focuses students can choose from at Pacific Oaks.

1 Amberton University

Amberton University is a private, nonprofit university located in Garland, Texas, in the United States of America’s Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Adjacent to the Interstate 635, the main campus is. Amberton is a private university that promotes a tradition of Evangelical Christianity. In 2013 Frisco, Texas, welcomed 323 students. The college, designed for working adults, offers various programs including Project Management , Marketing and Human Relationships.

This university is built to support those with a busy life when it’s convenient for them to receive a degree.