Camrose Alberta’s Gardner College closing

July 14, 2011

Gardner College gets set to permanently close its doors this fall because of rising debt, increasing costs and low enrolment. In operation since 1933 (when it was founded as Alberta Bible Institute), the faith-based college, offering Biblical studies in Camrose, has formed a transition team that will help accommodate students who are in the midst of their programs. The college is considering providing courses through distance learning, offering pastoral programs through churches. This past year Gardner had only 20 students enrolled, producing fewer than 10 graduates – and with “more students in the child care programs than in the theology programs.” The building will be up for sale soon in hopes of recovering some costs and paying down the debt.  Camrose Canadian  |  Camrose Booster