With nearly 100 faculty and 2,700 students, we at Trinity International University are committed to the same vision with which we were founded in 1897 and determined to follow in the footsteps of the great universities that were founded on the cornerstone belief that all wisdom lies in Jesus Christ. Our task, if we are to be salt in the world of our day, is to build institutions where we can think like Christians and learn to live as Christians in a culture in which both have become equally hard. Whether preparing to be pastors or missionaries or attorneys, teachers, counselors, scientists, corporate leaders, homemakers or public servants, whatever our calling under God, we need excellence in education, grounded in the lordship of Jesus Christ. That is the goal and task of Trinity International University.
At the heart of Trinity’s mission lies its commitment to its four core values—Christ Centeredness, Community Focus, Church Connectedness, and Cultural Engagement. Trinity’s purpose is to enable its graduates to think and live like Christians in the twenty-first century. We believe that God calls his people into many kinds of service; Trinity’s calling is to prepare them to serve for his glory.
Trinity International University educates men and women to engage in God's redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.
The main campus is located in suburban Deerfield, Illinois, about 30 miles north of downtown Chicago. Within the University, about 2,700 students work toward degrees as undergraduates at Trinity College or pursue graduate programs through Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and Trinity Graduate School (TGS). Trinity also has campuses in the south Florida cities of Miramar and Kendall, and a law school in Santa Ana, California.
Undergraduate students choose from about 70 programs of study and benefit from the adjacent divinity and graduate school offerings, where they can pursue dual degree options. As the name implies, Trinity International is a diverse institution, attracting students from 47 U.S. states and 40 countries.
A unique program called Emerging Leaders attracts the attention of high school seniors, who attend an annual conference that Trinity freshmen students organize and lead. Trinity students also pursue study-abroad and international mission opportunities.
Trinity competes in 10 intercollegiate sports as a member of the Chicagoland Athletic Conference and the NAIA.