Crowley’s Ridge College

About Crowley’s Ridge College

When the college opened in 1964, Crowley’s Ridge College at Pargould was a Churches of Christ affiliated 2-year college. Now a four-year institution, CRC’s mission is to bring college-level Christian education to Northeastern Arkansas.

Located near the crest of scenic Crowley’s Ridge, the 150-acre tree-covered hills offer a lovely environment for a Christian liberal arts education. CRC’s academic program is designed to integrate spiritual life, service, and scholarship.

Paragould, Arkansas

Year Founded

The university is constantly making improvements to its campus facilities. With steady improvement to the campus, enrollment steadily rises.

Founder Dr. Emmet Floyd Smith Jr. established a Christian secondary school called Crowley’s Ridge Academy in 1953. Eventually, Crowley’s Ridge Academy became Crowley’s Ridge College on January 29th, 1964.