History

Career-Focused Commitment

Since its beginnings, Globe University has remained committed to empowering students through career education.

A Tradition of Career Education

Globe College was founded in 1885 to fill the growing need for a more practical education. Founder, Frank A. Maron, an accomplished German scholar and visionary, originally opened Globe College as a business school. His goal was to provide students the skills and real-world training employers were looking for. Over the next century the school evolved to include other professions as well.

In October 1972, father and son Helmer and Terry Myhre purchased the college. To reflect its growth, Globe College changed its name to Globe University in June 2007 and moved its current headquarters to Woodbury, Minnesota. Today, Globe University is owned by the Terry and Kaye Myhre family, with a third generation of the family actively involved in its daily operations. The Myhre family holds steadfast to Mr. Maron’s original commitment to empower people by making quality, higher education accessible to all who seek it. 

Today, Globe University offers more than 30 degree programs at 10 campuses in three states, along with online degree programs that serve students throughout the United States and internationally. It is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).


Globe Education Network

Globe Education Network is a collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers that have common ownership and share academic and administrative support services and resources for the benefit of students. Member schools are firmly committed to helping students achieve personal, educational and professional goals. 

Students will see the Globe Education Network name on shared resources, including library resources, technical help desk and the CampusConnect learning site.

Through consortium agreements approved by member schools' accrediting bodies, credits earned at one network school may be applied toward a student’s program at another, subject to accreditation and licensing criteria.

Globe Education Network Members