A History of Adult Education at E-town

Elizabethtown College, a private liberal arts college founded in 1899 by the Church of the Brethren.  The institution serves approximately 2,400 total students - 1,800 traditional residential students and 600 adult part-time students.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies  (SCPS) has been a leader in adult education since 1951 and was among the founding institutions in the consortium of colleges at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Over the last seven decades, SCPS has grown from offering a few evening classes to developing a full range of associate, bachelor’s, certificate, and master’s programs in accelerated, ground, blended, and online formats.   Besides the Elizabethtown campus and DUC in Harrisburg, the school has been offering courses at various sites in Lancaster since 2003.

SCPS launched its first fully online major in 2010 and established its first graduate program in 2012.   It remains poised for future growth as outlined in its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

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