EST. 1946

Fruitland's passion is the gospel.

Our purpose is to equip the next generation of Christian leaders. Our greatest joy is preparing student to make a difference for Christ.


Fruitland offers an Associates in Religion/Christian Ministries, as well as other certificate programs both in person and online.

Why Fruitland?

With the Gospel as the foundation, students are united together during their time at Fruitland. Just imagine what it will be like to learn, worship, and serve alongside other students who are passionate about Christ!

With students able to receive an associate degree and/or other certificates, Fruitland offers a biblical education for students whether they are going to ministry, the workforce, or the next step of education.

Students can attend the entire two years at Fruitland for less than the cost of one semester at comparable Christian or secular colleges. As a ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Fruitland is partially funded by the Cooperative Program, which makes it significantly more affordable.

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With partnerships with over two dozen colleges and universities, Fruitland graduates are able to transfer as a junior into bachelor programs across the country.

All professors at Fruitland are highly qualified academically, experientially, and spiritually, and all remain active in ministry. Students will enjoy an education that is both academically challenging and intensely practical.

Fruitland is well-known among the churches of North and South Carolina, with over 20% of Baptist pastors in both states who started their education at Fruitland.

All classes are offered online, on the main campus, and at several satellite campuses in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Located in the scenic mountains of Western North Carolina, students can quickly access outdoor attractions such as hiking trails, waterfalls, kayaking, zip-lining, Lake Lure beach, Chimney Rock State Park, and more. City shopping and amenities are available as well with nearby Hendersonville located mid-way between Asheville and Greenville.

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Fruitland is able to raise up and train Christian leaders because of generous giving from the Cooperative Program and people like you.