Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in Wheaton, Illinois. Established in 1860, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 14 graduate degrees.
Wheaton College is located in suburban Wheaton, a residential community 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, with easy access to the city, and O'Hare and Midway International Airports.
Wheaton’s mission statement expresses the stable and enduring identity of the College - their reason for existence and their role in society and the church. All the purposes, goals, and activities of the College are guided by this mission.
Wheaton College serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.
This mission expresses our commitment to do all things - "For Christ and His Kingdom."
The new mission statement begins with two active verbs: serve and advance. The first verb positions them in submission to Jesus Christ. While it is true that God has often called Wheaton to lead, their primary calling is to serve—specifically, to serve Jesus Christ as their Creator, Savior, and Lord.
Their vision for service is as wide as God’s work in the world. So the new mission statement includes familiar words from our motto: His Kingdom. Strictly speaking, God advances his own kingdom.
Wheaton College advances the kingdom of Jesus Christ through a particular kind of education. They affirm their ongoing commitment to the best traditions of liberal education at a time when many liberal arts colleges are in decline and many students overlook the uniquely valuable preparation that such an education provides for life and work. They also affirm that the distinctive contribution of their graduate school is essential to their mission.