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Founded in 1971 with the mission of Training Champions for Christ, Liberty University is one of the largest Christian universities in the world. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC), the school offers more than 700 programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level, fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams, and serves more than 100,000 students both on its 7,000-acre campus and online. The school is one of the area’s top employers, currently employing over 8,000 individuals with a full time equivalent of 4,190. A profile by Moody’s Investors Service noted that Liberty has become a key stabilizing factor in Lynchburg’s economy. Major Employer: 4,395 Full-time Employees, 5,280 Part-time Employees.