Judson University

Elgin, IL
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College Type
Private University|Religious|Liberal Arts

About Our College

Judson was formed out of the liberal arts component of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), which was founded in 1913.[6] In the early 1960s, when the seminary portion of Northern moved from Chicago to Lombard it was decided to make the college an independent entity.[6] Under the guidance of Dr. Benjamin P. Browne, the college and seminary president, Judson College was founded along the shores of the Fox River in Elgin in 1963.[6] The college was named after Adoniram Judson, the first American missionary abroad, who went to Burma in 1813 and would spend 37 years overseas.[6]

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