A few years ago Philip E. Jacob conducted a study in an attempt to discover if the colleges of America are changing the value patterns and commitments of students. His conclusion was that, in the main, this is not happening to any extent which is measurable. He did say, however, that there are a few small colleges which seem to be exceptions to this general rule and, although he did not understand the implications of it, he felt obligated to call attention to this possible exception.
It is my conviction that the "exception" is the truly effective Christian college.
The story of the Christian college bears out the conclusion that it is the "exception" to the general rule, but only when it at least matches the other colleges in quality of learning and exceeds them by adding the plus of a spiritual emphasis.
Rediger, Milo A., "Why Christian Education is Necessary Today (article for TU BULLETIN)" (1961). Milo Rediger Writings & Addresses. 91.