ETHIOPIA ADVENTIST COLLEGE envisions to be a center of excellence by 2022, a university fostering the highest standards of education in Ethiopia, by advancing knowledge and professional skills holistically, through research, extension, and training in the service of God and humanity.
ETHIOPIA ADVENTIST COLLEGE exists to provide holistic education for character transformation, and the uplifting of individual, the community, and the society through teaching, research, and development activities.
The College has rested on 182 hectares of property, commonly known as Kuyera, which has been given to the church in 1947 by the Ethiopian Government to be used for the training of young people. From 1947 to 1950 the school grew to full elementary and Junior Secondary levels. In 1951 a teacher training program was started and continued until 1957. Full senior Secondary Academic program was started in 1955 and the first full secondary graduation took place in 1958.
The college level program began on October 1, 1964 and offered a variety of courses until 1975. In 1975 the college program was suspended because of the change in the political regime. However, in 1990, after the interim 15 years, the college restarted with a two-year program offering courses in Business, Agriculture, Education and Religion. In 1998, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Education gave accreditation to the College’s diploma programs in the areas of Business Administration (Accounting and Management) and Education (Biology, English and Agriculture).
A devastating fire in 1999 completely destroyed the main administrative block, and with it most of the library holdings, crucial records and the entire facility became unusable. Hand in hand with the reconstruction work in 2001, the College entered into an affiliation agreement with the University of Eastern Africa Baraton, Kenya and began four-year degree programs in Accounting, Management and Theology. While shifting its activities to temporary buildings on the campus and to the secondary school, the College completed a new facility by 2002.
A year later, the College requested the Ethiopian Ministry of Education for accreditation to start its own degree programs in Business Administration (Accounting and Management) and Community Development and Leadership, and with the approval of the government the full-fledged degree programs were started.
At present EAC is offering degree programs as well as Technical and Vocational Education Trainings (TVET). In addition, EAC runs the Academy, Elementary and Junior Secondary, as well as overseas schools as auxiliary departments. A plan is underway to design and offer numerous degree and TVET programs to respond to the new educational policy of the government. It is envisioned that the College will offer course in Business and Economics, Natural Sciences, Community Health, Agriculture, and Social Sciences (Community Development and Leadership and Social Work and Social Administration).
EAC is committed to equal educational opportunity for men and women, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, religious affiliations, or disability among its students for admission. It welcomes all who want to acquire a quality education in a beautiful, serene and calm setting.