Capture Higher Ed is proud to introduce one of its newest partners, Albright College in Reading, Pa.
Founded in 1856, Albright College is a private liberal arts college that serves approximately 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students through a variety of majors and degree programs. The college, which is nestled on a 118-acre suburban campus at the foot of Mount Penn, is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County.
Tracking its beginning back to the founding of Union Seminary in 1856, the present Albright College was formed by a series of mergers involving Union and Schuylkill seminaries, which were three-year collegiate institutions established in the 19th century. Albright Collegiate Institute was founded in 1895 and became Albright College three years later. Union, Schuylkill and their later incarnations had all merged with the college by 1929.
Albright is named for Jacob Albright (1759-1808), a German evangelical preacher and founder of the Evangelical Association (later the Evangelical United Brethren Church). The Evangelical Association was a German-speaking denomination in Pennsylvania with beliefs similar to the Methodist Church. Jacob Albright actually was born and died with the name Johannes Jacob Albrecht, but his family changed their name to Albright after his death.
With a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, the Albright College of today has an interdisciplinary focus with educational hallmarks that connect fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexibility that allows students to create an individualized education. In fact, fully half of Albright students have concentrations that combine two or three fields of learning. The college also offers accelerated degree programs with 10 locations throughout Pennsylvania.
For traditional undergraduate and graduate students, Albright offers a safe, supportive residential life community, 50 student clubs and organizations and excellent health and wellness facilities.
The college also has 18 NCAA Division-III men’s and women’s varsity sports programs. The Lions compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, which is part of the Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC).
Albright College’s mission is to educate “creative, curious students to become adaptable, global citizens who discover and reach their full potential. Encouraged to cross intellectual and cultural boundaries, Albright students in all disciplines tailor their own path, explore creative solutions, and understand the world’s increasing interconnectedness.
“In the process, students discover new ideas, new skills and new outlooks, enabling them to graduate with the tools they need for a lifetime of success, no matter what road they travel or how many turns it takes.”
We are proud to welcome Albright College to the Capture family of partners.