Deep Springs College
About Deep Springs College
Deep Springs is a liberal arts college located on a cattle-ranch and alfalfa farm in California's High Desert. Electrical pioneer L.L. Nunn founded the school in 1917 on the three pillars of academics, labor, and self-governance in order to help young people prepare themselves for lives of service to humanity. The school's 26 students, along with its staff and faculty, form a close community engaged in this intense project.
Deep Springs operates on the belief that manual labor and political deliberation are integral parts of a comprehensive liberal arts education.
Each student attends for two years and receives a full scholarship valued at over $50,000 per year. Afterwards, most complete their degrees at the world's most prestigious four year institutions.
Deep Springs College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U. S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaint against member institutions, can be found at: http://www.accjc.org
Leadership and enlightened service are the aims of Deep Springs, which fulfills its educational mission by bringing students into intense contact with nature, work, and ideas.
Deep Springs' challenging and comprehensive educational program is designed for a few of the most promising students entering college each year.
No tuition or fees are levied, but strenuous effort, self-governance, and selfless service to the community are expected of everyone.
The college takes sound principles of teaching and learning to their practical limits.
Based on a cattle ranch in an isolated desert-mountain valley, the college enables its twenty-six male students to experience and take year-round responsibility for a largely self-sustaining community, ranch, and farm, while requiring them to engage in a two-year liberal arts honors program.
Learning is pursued to solve real problems, both practical and social, for the joy of intellectual understanding and humane action.
Those who are educated at Deep Springs incur a lifelong obligation to improve the human condition.