According to a study by the Pew Research Center, there were 2.6 million self-identified Muslims living in the U.S. as of 2010, and there will be roughly 6.2 million by 2030.
There are over 600 self-described Christian or Bible Colleges in the country, and yet not a single accredited Islam-based college in the U.S.
But now, Zaytuna College is attempting to fill that void.
Located in Berkley, Calif., Zaytuna’s first class is completing their freshman year this month. Just 15 students were accepted the inaugural year, taking courses in Islamic History, English Composition, Islamic Theology, Islamic Law and Arabic.