24 Interesting Facts About Crown College Even the Students Don’t Know

August 15, 2017

If you attended Crown College at any point in your life, you may think you know all about the college. But, did you know any of the following fun facts?!

  1. Started in the late 1950s, Crown used to have a cheerleading team.
  2. Crown is the only Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) college with a football team.
  3. Crown College was originally called the Alliance Training Home.
  4. In 2005, Crown held the first Student Theology Conference.
  5. In the Wild Athletic Center, the retractable bleachers can sit 750 people.
  6. In 1984, Faith Village apartments consisted of one, two, or three bedrooms.
  7. Crown College currently sits on 215 acres.
  8. Last year the campus generated 8,411,000 gallons of water.
  9. In 1984, men could only visit women’s residence hall twice a year.
  10. When President Joel Wiggins attended Crown he was Student Body President.
  11. Crown was the first C&MA college to offer online education.
  12. The first women’s softball team started in 1974.
  13. Crown just hired their first Hmong professor, McYoung Yang.
  14. Crown had a wrestling team until 1978.
  15. There are 737 couples who have met at Crown and got married.
  16.  In the 1930s, students had to attend chapel every day.
  17. This summer the grounds crew mowed and trimmed 1,415 acres of grass.
  18.  After graduation, 95% of students find employment or attend grad school.
  19. Both creators of  VeggieTales attended Crown College.
  20. Last year the campus recycled 7,575 pounds of metal.
  21. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
  22. The current coffee shop is located on the same spot as the old gym.
  23. At Crown, 98% of students receive financial aid.
  24. Last year the campus spent $275,786 on electricity.