Muslim College In Berkeley Starts Down Ambitious Road

August 24, 2010

Author: Matt Krupnick

Source: The Contra Costa Times

The Quran is the primary textbook at this city's newest institution of higher learning.

Zaytuna College will open today to its first class of 15 students, who will strive to become the first graduates of a Muslim four-year, liberal-arts college in the United States. The school, which hopes to enroll 2,000 students a decade from now, is seeking accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the same organization that licenses schools such as UC Berkeley and Saint Mary's College.

See also: Islam, Campus