Friday, August 19, 2016

Crossroads College in Rochester, MN will Close

KAAL-TV in Minnesota reports that Crossroads College in Rochester will be closing and will not offer fall classes.  An announcement on the college website indicates there is a desire to continue serving the educational needs of the area in another capacity.

Crossroads was founded by the Scandinavian Christian Unity Missionary Society. It opened as International Christian Missionary Bible College in 1913. In 1924 it became Minneapolis Bible College and in 1932, Minnesota Bible University. The name reverted to Minnesota Bible College in 1942 and was changed again in 2002 Crossroads College. It was affiliated with the Christian Church Church of Christ.

In 1971 the college moved from Minneapolis to its present location in Rochester, MN to begin its 59th year on a new 38 acre campus. Enrollment this past years was just under 100 students.

I am also maintaining a file with College Closures Since 2009 for those interested in tracking closures by year.