University description (as per official university website)
Amberton University is a private institution that offers a variety of bachelor's and master's programs -- specializing in Business Administration, Counseling, Professional Development, Human Resources & Training, Human Relations & Business, and Applied Studies. Amberton University flexible schedule of lecture and online courses is uniquely suited for working adults. Amberton University is recognized as one of the most respected, innovative, and affordable universities in the nation.
Amberton University is located in Garland, Texas, United States. It was founded in the year 1971. Formerly, this university was an extension campus of Abilene Christian University and was situated in Mesquite, Texas. The garland campus spreads over an area of approximately five acres. Students of the university can obtain bachelor and master degrees and certifications in different fields of study including business administration, managerial science, family studies, information systems and technologies, and human resources and communication management. Distance learning opportunities are also available at the university.
In September of 1971, Amberton University began as an extension campus of Abilene Christian University and was located in Mesquite, Texas. From the beginning, the University's purpose was to identify and provide for the educational needs of the community. Quickly, the University turned its attention and interest to educational programs that catered to working adults.
In June of 1974, the campus location was moved to Garland, Texas. The new campus, a two-story professional office building, was designed to cater to mature adults who did not need or desire the environmental trappings associated with traditional colleges (dormitories, cafeterias, gymnasiums, intramural athletics, etc.).
In 1981, the University received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and plans were approved for separating the institution from Abilene Christian University. The separation was completed in June 1982 and the University took the name Amber University.
In March 2001, the University changed its name from Amber University to Amberton University to more accurately describe its purpose. The English addition of “ton” to a word means a town or village. As a result of offering adult students traditional lecture and nontraditional e-courses, the name more accurately identifies the community of learners.
Amberton University's Garland Campus is located on a five-acre site. The facility is a 60,000 square foot office complex designed to provide a secure, professional environment conducive to adult learning. In January 2006, Amberton opened a new center in Frisco in order to better serve their students in Collin County.
Amberton University is designed exclusively for the mature, working adult who seeks to benefit from the richness of a relevant, educational experience. The adult who attends Amberton University will find the atmosphere similar to that of professional schools—law, medicine, engineering. At Amberton University, the student is exposed to a diverse group of working adults who share interests and ideas. Amberton University's desire is to equip its students with the practical knowledge, tools, and character necessary to cope effectively in the situations and challenges that lie ahead. In short, Amberton University educates for lifelong learning.
AMBERTON UNIVERSITY PURPOSE STATEMENT
Amberton University is a specialized institution designed to meet specific educational needs of mature students.
Amberton University is committed to Christian values, both in its conduct of business and in its educational philosophy. The University’s employees endorse and strive to live the ethical values and principles taught by the New Testament of the Bible. This commitment to Christian ethics enables the University to provide its students with a stability of values and a value system.
Amberton University combines relevant technical and cognitive training with techniques for problem solving in developing the student’s capability to identify and select solutions to economic, social and personal problems. The academic skills and Christian values imparted by the University enable each student to better appreciate his/her own worth and to exercise insight into those patterns of facts and events that affect human relations and social values.
Amberton University will provide educational programs and services in those areas in which it is best qualified. When academically and financially feasible, the institution is committed to the continuous transformation of the educational process in direct response to the needs of the student and the community.
Amberton University, in its endeavor to be a center for learning, a society in which all are students, will employ responsible experimentation and innovation. New as well as traditional techniques will be continuously identified, applied, and evaluated in an effort to facilitate teaching and learning.