We build a foundation our graduates can rely on for the rest of life. The bedrock of PHC's academic program is its commitment to the classical liberal arts. PHC has an extensive Classical Core curriculum of 63 credits founded on the great texts and ideas that have stood the test of time, starting with the Holy Scriptures. Regardless of major, every student must complete the entire core. This enables faculty to assume prior student knowledge, allowing advanced mastery in upper-level courses. PHC's philosophy of education is not just a sequence of courses, but a conceptual framework and methodology that teaches students how to think, not what to think.
No matter what the tides of culture might bring, PHC remains steadfast in its mission to educate young men and women for Christ. Patrick Henry College has taken specific measures to ensure our commitment to a biblical worldview. Our Statement of Faith is affirmed and signed by all students, staff, faculty, and trustees. In addition, members of the faculty, administrators, and trustees also affirm and sign a Statement of Biblical Worldview, further emphasizing our Christian mission.
Since its founding in 2000, PHC has a record of accomplishments that few colleges, Christian or otherwise, can match.
4 United States Supreme Court clerks within a 4-year period
Graduates accepted and thriving at top-tier law schools such as Yale, Harvard, and Columbia
12 Moot Court National Championships within a 15-year period (Moot Court is a simulated argument before the Supreme Court)
Top feeder school for White House and Capitol Hill internships
3 press secretaries concurrently serving in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives
Graduates published in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, WORLD Magazine, and regularly appearing on Fox News and CNN
Graduates excelling at the FBI, CIA, and Homeland security
Congressman Mark Meadows, R-NC
Patrick Henry College exists to glorify God by challenging the unacceptable status quo in higher education, lifting high both faith and reason within a rigorous academic environment; thereby preserving for posterity the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is the foundation of America. Patrick Henry College believes that God is the source of all truth, be it spiritual, moral, philosophical, or scientific. For this reason, we seek to educate students in God's truth throughout the entire curriculum. Christian faith and genuine learning cannot be separated; neither is our Christian faith a mere addendum to the liberal learning process. Instead, our Christian faith precedes and informs all that we at Patrick Henry College study, teach, and learn.