Methodism and Higher Education
When John Wesley founded the Kingswood School in England in 1748, educational ministry became an integral part of the Wesleyan heritage. Since its earliest days, Methodism has provided access to church-related higher education to all who desire it. United Methodist-related schools share a common commitment to the wholeness of persons and to the values of the Church. Each year, approximately 300,000 students choose to attend one of the 119 United Methodist schools in the United States.