Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Their rigorous academic core is rooted in the enduring principles of the Western tradition and guided by an institutional mission purposed to "develop the minds and improve the hearts." A vibrant student life is supported by an honor code that challenges Hillsdale students to self-government.
Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.