Hillsdale College

When you come to Hillsdale, you also become part of something bigger. For more than 170 years, Hillsdale has promoted “the diffusion of sound learning” as the best way to preserve the blessings of civil and religious liberty. Learn more about the pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful at Hillsdale College.



Hillsdale College was founded as Michigan Central College in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in 1844. Nine years later it moved to Hillsdale and assumed its current name. 


Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.” 


Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The human resources department serves the College by helping first with the recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding of staff. Furthermore, it lends support and assistance to the Hillsdale College faculty and staff. Devoted to the mission and well-being of the College, it strives to deliver exceptional service to the College and its employees.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)


Housing services

Your professors and classes will challenge you to think about the good life. Co-curricular activities give you the opportunity to pursue good living by building friendships, exercising leadership, and practicing excellence in all areas of life outside the classroom.

Whether you’re interested in arts, sports, or an array of other activities, the wide range of clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities at Hillsdale offers you an outlet to explore many different interests and build friendships.

Library services

In addition to these course-related objectives, the library supports faculty research and professional development and attempts to provide suitable materials for leisure reading of both faculty and students.

Medical services

In 1993, millions of Americans made the acquaintance of Harry and Louise. The brainchild of the U.S. insurance industry, the fictional TV couple could be seen sitting at their kitchen table worrying about the bureaucracy and cost that would accompany the Clinton Administration’s healthcare plan, known as the Health Security Act.

Student Life

Campus life

The lessons taught in Hillsdale classrooms—through critical thought, healthy discourse, and pursuing truth—come to life all over our vibrant campus in student clubs and activities.

Sports facilities

Located northwest of the Roche Sports Complex, the 76,000-square-foot Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center contains four acrylic tennis courts and a six-lane, 200-meter NCAA regulation track. The track features a Mondo surface—the same used in the 2012 London Olympic Games—and also holds the distinction of being the widest 200-meter track in the world.

The building also contains one long jump and one triple jump runway and pit, one permanent and one portable pole vault station, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a mezzanine, and a training room.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Hillsdale, Michigan, United States