Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal, MO

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal, MO

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Undergrad Christian Life

Christian Life Profile

A Christ-centered university

Hannibal-LaGrange University has a motto, “Knowledge for Service.” We believe we should prepare you for your future with knowledge that will equip you to develop your passion and impact the world around you. You will engage ideas, people, and your education from a distinctively Christian perspective across all areas of study. Growth in our faith in Jesus is at the center of everything we do.

Learner focused
We believe these four years are about you and your success, which is why our students thrive. You want an education that goes deeper than simply memorizing facts and information. We believe that the 21st century world needs people who can think critically. We focus on helping you develop problem solving, communication, and leadership skills. We want to teach you how to think not what to think.

Globally minded
We believe in giving students individual attention through a small environment with access to world.  You want opportunities to serve and study that aren’t limited to the campus that you live on. We are continuously developing partnerships and opportunities for you to serve through mission opportunities and study abroad. For example, each year our students have the opportunity to go to Israel. We are intentionally small with big opportunities.

Service oriented
We believe Jesus gave us the ultimate example of service to others. You want to do more with your life than simply work. We want to foster that life of service. We will help you prepare for career effectiveness but will promote a life of service through whatever career you choose.


Military Friendly Badge

Named a 2020–2021 Military Friendly® School

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Named a 2020 “Best Value School” | University Research & Review


Named a 2020 “Best Regional College” | U.S. News & World Report

Meet our people

We want students like you, students who are seeking an excellent and distinctively Christian education. Our students, staff, and faculty seek the environment we provide, one that is intentionally shaped by Christian conviction. The best way to know if HLGU is home is to tour the campus, meet the professors, and spend time with students. Come get to know Hannibal-LaGrange—a university that equips students with “Knowledge for Service.” You can visit hlg.edu to register or call 573-629-3264.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The teachers are very motivated to help you become a successful individual, and they also care about you as a person—not only as a student. I’ve learned a lot of practical skills along with fundamental knowledge.”

    • Saige Caldwell ’20
  • “HLGU helped me learn to think for myself and build my faith and relationship with Christ. Multiple professors helped develop my critical-thinking skills while simultaneously helping me learn more about who Christ is and how to serve Him.”

    • Molly Briggs ’18
  • “I didn’t realize how great of an education I received at HLGU until I engaged in one of the top-ranked PA programs in the country and continually outperformed students from larger universities.”

    • Troy Pace ’15
  • “Countless people were genuinely interested in every aspect of my development. Of course, I learned a lot in my classes, but I don’t think I would be who I am today without them pushing me to grow.”

    • Mitch Canote ’15