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Wiley College

Wiley College is a four-year, privately-supported, historically black college/university (HBCU) located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. Wiley College holds distinction as one of the oldest historically black colleges west of the Mississippi River.

Committed to the principle of educational access, the college serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. The college, in fulfilling its basic purpose of providing a liberal arts education with a global focus, endeavors to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promoting student competencies in communication, as well as, critical and analytical thinking.

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The college also supports spiritual, ethical, moral and leadership development. The faculty provides a rigorous curriculum for preparing graduates for professional or graduate studies and/or productive careers in traditional and emerging career fields.




Wiley College employs innovative techniques and strategic planning in all its administrative processes, using cutting-edge technology in the delivery of services to its clientele. Acknowledging its covenant relationship with The United Methodist Church, the college affirms the ideal of social responsibility and seeks to contribute to the welfare and revitalization of its community.


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Couple Makes $2 Million Gift to Wiley College
During a nostalgic visit to the Wiley College campus to bid a final farewell to the 16th President, Dr. Haywood L. Strickland, Mr. Gene and Trustee Patsy Ponder presented an unrestricted gift of $2 million to the College. In making this gift to the institution, the Ponders said that they were doing so  to honor President Strickland’s  eighteen years of distinguished service to Wiley College, the Marshall Community and The United Methodist Church.  >> Read More


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ArxLaTex.com: Wiley College’s Choir has Special Role in Film
Wiley College’s a cappella choir has a special role in a new film that hits theaters nationwide this week.  The group recorded “Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray” for the movie, The Birth of a Nation.  The song went on sale on iTunes September 30, 2017.  Last month the choir was also given the opportunity to perform at the movie’s premiere in Hollywood. >> Read More Click to hear the song


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