In September of 1971, Amberton University began as an extension campus of Abilene Christian University and was located in Mesquite, Texas. From the beginning, the University's purpose was to identify and provide for the educational needs of the community. Quickly, the University turned its attention and interest to educational programs that catered to working adults.
In June of 1974, the campus location was moved to Garland, Texas. The new campus, a two-story professional office building, was designed to cater to mature adults who did not need or desire the environmental trappings associated with traditional colleges (dormitories, cafeterias, gymnasiums, intramural athletics, etc.).
In 1981, the University received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and plans were approved for separating the institution from Abilene Christian University. The separation was completed in June 1982 and the University took the name Amber University.
In March 2001, the University changed its name from Amber University to Amberton University to more accurately describe its purpose. The English addition of “ton” to a word means a town or village. As a result of offering adult students traditional lecture and nontraditional e-courses, the name more accurately identifies the community of learners.
Amberton University's Garland Campus is located on a five-acre site. The facility is a 60,000 square foot office complex designed to provide a secure, professional environment conducive to adult learning. In January 2006, Amberton opened a new center in Frisco in order to better serve their students in Collin County.
Amberton University is designed exclusively for the mature, working adult who seeks to benefit from the richness of a relevant, educational experience. The adult who attends Amberton University will find the atmosphere similar to that of professional schools—law, medicine, engineering. At Amberton University, the student is exposed to a diverse group of working adults who share interests and ideas. Amberton University's desire is to equip its students with the practical knowledge, tools, and character necessary to cope effectively in the situations and challenges that lie ahead. In short, Amberton University educates for lifelong learning.
Minimum Requirements for Employment Consideration
Experience and/or College Training in the employment area (Faculty applicants should have the terminal degree).
All Amberton University personnel are to be committed to a belief in Christianity. While Amberton is non-denominational, its Christian commitment does recognize its unique role in education and believes that the principles of Christianity and academic excellence run parallel, not perpendicular.
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Amberton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Amberton University operates in accordance with Christian principles and considers it unethical, as well as illegal, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion*, age, sex, nondisqualifying handicap, or national or ethnic origin in admissions, employment opportunities, educational programs, or activities which it operates.
*While Amberton does not discriminate on the basis of religion concerning admission, the University does discriminate on the basis of religion concerning employment. Because the University is committed to Christian ethics, a Christian belief is required of employees.
THE EXCLUSIVENESS OF AMBERTON UNIVERSITY
No institution, no matter how large or well funded, can be all things to all people. In fairness to itself and its constituents, a university must acknowledge its focus and mission.
Amberton University is an exclusive institution; this exclusiveness incorporates the following general principles:
- Amberton University is a private, not-for-profit, Christian principled institution.
- The University primarily offers upper level (Junior/Senior) and graduate level programs leading to bachelor and master degrees.
- The degrees have been designed exclusively for mature, working adults.
- Mature adults over 21 years of age;
- Individuals who are fluent (reading, speaking, and writing with facility and smoothness) in the English language;
- Individuals who are computer literate and have e-mail and Internet access;
- Individuals who have satisfactorily completed academic work from a U.S.A. accredited university recognized by Amberton;
- Individuals who are financially qualified to meet the costs of education without benefit of financial aid;
- Individuals who seek a university academic environment that is relevant, practical, and germane and who do not seek the “student life” trappings associated with traditional institutions (dormitories, sports, social clubs, etc.).
Amberton University controls enrollment by restricting the number of classes offered in a program and the number of students allowed to enroll in each class.
As a matter of educational practice, Amberton University does not do for the student what one would reasonably assume a mature, adult, collegian student can do for him/herself.
For all applicants who are qualified for admission and all students who seek enrollment, Amberton University allows, without partiality, participation on a first-come, first-served basis.