About Us | Methodist College, Peoria, IL

About Methodist College

For more than 100 years, Methodist College has provided high quality education for healthcare professionals. What started as a nurse training program in 1900, established by the deaconesses of the Methodist Episcopal church, has grown to a nursing program offering baccalaureate and master's opportunities, health science and social work bachelor degree programs, and education opportunities for medical and nursing assistants.

Methodist College is a four-year, private, not-for-profit college affiliated with UnityPoint Health. This relationship affords our students clinical opportunities throughout the Peoria region at the UnityPoint Health hospitals and clinics. The college is not affiliated with the United Methodist Church or any religious affiliation.


Our curriculum combines quality academic programs,  with real-world clinical and practicum experience to provide students with a comprehensive education. We provide a strong foundation in arts and sciences which supports the students' learning in their chosen program.


Methodist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs for the Medical Assistant Certificate Program. 

Since it's humble beginnings, Methodist College has grown to offer its students a holistic collegiate experience. A robust student life program provides students opportunities to get involved with student leadership,  volunteer in the community, participate in travel courses that allow them to apply their knowledge in a variety of cultural and hands-on learning opportunities, and build community with their classmates through social events.  


Our students are supported in their education through the efforts of dedicated faculty and staff. From the first time they step on campus for orientation until they walk across the stage at their graduation, our students can avail themselves of academic and financial assistance, advising, tutoring, counseling, access to faculty, technology, and library resources to supplement and support them through their journey at Methodist College.  


The Prairie Sky Apartments at Methodist College provides opportunities for students to create living and learning communities, while providing convenience for students who seek a college and life balance.