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Pillar College Adds Campus in Basking Ridge to Meet Growing Demand for Christ-Centered Higher Education

Classes Begin Spring 2023 on the Grounds of the Fellowship Deaconry

Newark, NJ, October 21, 2022 – Pillar College, New Jerseys accredited Christ-centered college that prioritizes under-resourced communities, announces the addition of a campus in Basking Ridge. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Fellowship Deaconry, at 3575 Valley Rd. Basking Ridge, 07920, this new location will expand Pillars ability to meet the growing demand for its innovative academic offerings taught through a spiritual and biblical lens. Initial classes will begin in Spring 2023, and students can begin applying now at pillar.edu.

“The Fellowship Deaconry Family welcomes Pillar College to our campus. We look forward to many years of us partnering to advance the kingdom of God, ” says Pastor Wellesley A. Broomfield, executive director of The Fellowship Deaconry.

The Pillar College Basking Ridge campus will be home to a robust offering of undergraduate and graduate programs, including NJs #1 accelerated degree programs. Taught by leading educators who take academics to the next level, the career-building curriculum and commitment to Christian faith and love is designed to give students the tools they need to succeed in all aspects of their lives. 

Available programs will include: 

  • Undergraduate (Accelerated LEAD Programs Available)
    • Biblical Studies (BA)
    • Psychology and Counseling (BA)
    • Organizational Leadership (BA)
    • Elementary Education (BA)
    • Intercultural Communications (BA)
  • Graduate 
    • Counseling (MA)
  • DEED (Dual Enrollment Education that allows high school students to obtain their diploma while earning up to 30 college credits)

We are thrilled to see more students than ever who are eager to improve their lives through higher education taught through a Christ-centered lens, and we are blessed to be able to expand our ability to impact more lives with the opening of our Basking Ridge campus,” says Dr. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr., President of Pillar College. We are grateful to Fellowship Deaconry for helping to make this expansion possible through their partnership.” 

Students at the Basking Ridge campus will have access to the many benefits for which Pillar College is known, including:

  • affordable tuition and aid – 82% of degree-seeking students receive financial aid
  • flexible schedule – balance life and education
  • small class sizes – receive the support students need for success
  • Christian community – NJ’s only fully-accredited Christ-centered, Bible-based four-year college

Space is limited for the Spring 2023 semester. Potential students interested in learning more about the new Basking Ridge campus are encouraged to sign up for one of Pillar’s in-person informational sessions on Oct. 26 at 1p.m. or Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. Visit pillar.edu/event to RSVP.

Pillar College: Your #1 choice for a Christ-centered accredited higher education. Visit Pillar.edu to learn more or to apply.

About Pillar College

Pillar College is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, providing a Christ-centered education. Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires, and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith, Pillar College fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Plainfield, Ocean County, and Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Founded in 1908. For more information about Pillar College, visit https://pillar.edu