Ananda College is a nonprofit educational institution providing a distinctive, student-centered liberal arts academic environment that encourages and supports inner self growth and inquiry.
Ananda College is revolutionizing higher education with a student-centered curriculum founded on universal spirituality and experiential learning. Discover a holistic approach to learning and life in our state-approved, academic setting that uplifts, inspires, and prepares each individual for self discovery and an opportunity for positive change: in themselves and the world around them.
The Ananda College prepares students for life by teaching them how to create outer success through inner awareness and focus. Our Education for Life (EFL) Tools of Maturity (TM), developed over the past 40 years, offer a learning and assessment methodology that helps students and adults achieve higher levels of personal success across the curriculum.
Our proven EFL philosophy and methods offer practical and profound lessons that become increasingly valuable. Relationships, career choices, financial security, personal and professional difficulties, opportunities and dilemmas—we prepare our students for all aspects of life at its root: consciousness.
Why choose education that focuses on consciousness? We recognize students can no longer depend upon the traditional college promise—a diploma ensuring job security that proves mastery of a subject. Considering the world’s economic uncertainty, rapid growth and materialistic outlook, having faith in this guarantee isn’t easy.
Ananda College provides a much broader, deeper and lasting educational experience. We understand higher consciousness, a positive attitude, experiential training and in-depth study translates to lasting success and happiness. A life built upon a strong inner foundation can withstand any outer obstacle, trial or crisis.
We believe expanding consciousness is the essential purpose of education and life. Our student-centered curriculum unfolds in accordance with students’ interests and capacity, using a holistic approach that develops physical vitality, emotional maturity, dynamic use of willpower and a clear, practical intellect. Students realize and practice the real world potential of higher consciousness principles, such as kindness, courage, creativity, truthfulness, forgiveness, generosity, self-respect, service, success, love and joy.