Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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About CUGrounded in Faith Since 1941

History of Cornerstone University

What began as an evening Bible seminar blossomed into Cornerstone University as we know it over the course of almost eight decades. Our commitment to thorough biblical training for each student, well-rounded education, and uncompromising values began when 221 students enrolled in the Baptist Bible Institute of Grand Rapids. Here, laypersons could study and strive to become effective ministry leaders. What began as an evening Bible study became two to three-year programs designed to cultivate these leaders further.

In 1963, the Bible Institute became a four-year Bible college and seminary. This included pre-seminary courses with 15 to 20-hour concentrations in the liberal arts. In 1964, Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College and Seminary moved to a 64-acre campus which has since expanded to 132 acres. In 1972, the college was approved by the State of Michigan as a degree-granting college of arts and sciences.

Over its rich history, Cornerstone has influenced students and graduates of all walks of life to be the light in a chaotic world. By doing so, we have cultivated generations of Christ-followers who have laid foundations for churches, ministries, families and more. Not only that, but our graduates have reached the ends of the earth through their missions and careers.

Baptist Bible Institute of Grand Rapids to CU

What is now Cornerstone University began on Jan. 7, 1941, in Wealthy Street Baptist Church. The evening Bible studies would become daytime classes, which then evolved into degree programs. Today, Cornerstone is an undergraduate institution designed to provide whole-person liberal arts education to each student who walks through its doors. After almost 80 years of rich history, Cornerstone continues to influence the world for Christ in everything we do.

Professional & Graduate Studies

Professional & Graduate Studies at Cornerstone University began in 1993 as an avenue for adult students to finish their undergraduate and graduate degrees and fulfill their lifelong calling. PGS is considered an academically excellent institution designed to equip adult students with the knowledge and practical understanding to become better employees and Christ-followers. PGS now offers rigorous programs in business, health care, TESOL, psychology and more.

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Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Cornerstone began first and foremost as a school for students to learn more about the Bible and seek God’s truth. From there, seminary-style programs were developed to assist laymen in ministry. As Cornerstone grew into a liberal arts college, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary grew into a hub for theological understanding and biblical teaching, all geared toward those wishing to enter pastoral ministry.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.