William Jewell College, commonly referred to as WJC or Jewel, was established by members of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 1849. It was named in honor of its benefactor, Dr. William Jewell. This private, liberal arts college in Liberty, Missouri was named as the Liberal Arts College of the Year in 2001 by The Time Magazine.
William Jewell College offers a number of majors in the fields of accounting, art, business administration, theater, communication, sciences, music, and nursing, among others. Various pre-professional and certificate programs are also available.
William Jewell College's sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. The athletics department of the college is a member of the NAIA's Heart of America Conference. The Cardinals participate in sports like basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country, tennis, and golf.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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