Malone College has grown from the dreams and labors of an energetic Friends couple, Walter and Emma Malone. Before the turn of the century, their concern for the education of Christian young people led them to rent a house and begin the Cleveland Bible College and, in 1957, it moved to Canton and was renamed Malone College to honor its founders.
The location and the buildings were not the only things that changed. The curriculum also changed and Malone became a Christian liberal arts college. The Christian liberal arts approach, the very essence of Malone, is widely recognized today as producing exceptional graduates, not only for the marketplace, but for all aspects of life.
Malone continues its commitment to educational experience based on Biblical faith. This does not imply that the Bible is used as a textbook in every class. Nor does it imply that Malone courses lack essential ingredients that would be found in comparable courses at other institutions. It does imply that Malone is committed to the liberal arts with emphasis upon communicative, investigative and interpretive skills in developing the whole person, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. It also implies that the faculty members, who recognize Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, are committed to integration of a Biblical world-view into the curriculum. Malone College is an institution of higher learning with an "added value."
Malone's 2300 students have opportunity through this type of learning to know and understand themselves and the world around them. And they are capable of articulating this knowledge and understanding to others. That is why many of our 13,900 alumni are individuals who excel in a wide variety of occupations and who extend their commitment to the Malone College motto, "Christ's Kingdom First," to local, national and international levels.
The College enjoys a unique relationship with its affiliated denomination, the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region and the community. Faculty, staff and students represent approximately 40 denominations. This diversity provides for a greater understanding of the breadth and depth of Christian thought.
Malone, a Christian College for the Arts, Sciences and Professions, invites you to join its community in discovering and understanding the mind of Christ, His world and your place of service in it.