Methodist College Expansion- Big Dreams Become Reality
With your gracious support, $1.2 million was raised for our Methodist College Expansion Campaign. Your heartfelt kindness is appreciated more than you know.
Thirteen months after the hammers broke through the walls of a former furniture store; Methodist College cut the ribbon and opened the doors to the new Methodist College campus on July 25, 2016. The
campus is located at 7600 N. Academic Drive in Peoria. The 126,000 square-foot building and neighboring student housing complex meets the current needs of Methodist College and allows for room to grow.
The campus features 14 classrooms, three science labs, two computer labs, a café, campus store, student fitness center, recreation center, conference and meeting space, and faculty and staff offices. Nearly 80,000 square feet of collaborative and innovative learning space has now been completed. "Today is the result of a vision to create the largest nursing and health science college in downstate Illinois," said Methodist College President Dr. Kimberly Johnston. "It is a place where individuals can come to receive an excellent education and – upon graduation – become a part of the growing community of healthcare professionals not only in Peoria and Central Illinois, but across the country."
Methodist College kicked off its fall semester on August 15. Along with offering several options to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Methodist College also offers two Bachelor of Science in Health Science degrees – Behavioral Healthcare or Healthcare Management, and a Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator. In addition to a Certificate of Gerontology, the college is initiating a certificate program in Nurse Assistant and a certificate program in Medical Assistant that they will be offered soon.
Thank you to our generous donors!