Initially named Jarvis Christian Institute, Jarvis Christian College was established in 1912 thanks to collaboration between the Negro Disciples for Christ in Texas, the Christian Women's Board of Missions and Ida Van Zandt Jarvis and her husband Maj. James Jones Jarvis. The school was constructed by Thomas Buchanan Frost, Charles Albert Berry and many of college's first students. Jarvis is the only remaining historically black college founded by the Disciples of Christ Church.
As a school designed to serve African Americans living Texas, Jarvis provided high school and junior college courses for the first several years of operation, abandoning the high school program in 1938 and becoming accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools in 1950. After years of growth and adjustment, Jarvis has established itself as a historically and academically important institution of higher education in the State of Texas.
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Jarvis have access to the school's exceptional academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (Teacher Certification) degrees in programs like religion, history, social work, elementary education, sociology, accounting, marketing, English, chemistry, criminal justice and many more.
Student living and university living at Jarvis is comprised of a variety of traditional student campus organizations and Christian-oriented pursuits. Jarvis is also home to the East Texas Natural History Collection - an exhibit of many regional biological samplings.
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