Nagoya Gakuin follows the spirit of the school’s motto, “Fear God, Love People.” and the present -day university was founded in 1964 on the "Daiko" site, where the High School still stands. In 2014, the university will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
|1887||Dr. Frederic C. Klein founded the Aichi English School in July, which was renamed the Nagoya Anglo-Japanese School the following September.|
|September||1906||The Aichi Prefectural Government authorized the establishment of the Nagoya Junior High School, as a private institution.|
|April||1948||Nagoya Senior High School was established to incorporate educational reforms.|
|March||1951||Nagoya Gakuin was established as a legally incorporated educational institution.|
|April||1964||Nagoya Gakuin University was established with the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economics.|
|April||1966||The Department of Commerce was added to the Faculty of Economics.|
|April||1968||The university was transferred to a new campus located in Seto City.|
|March||1973||Nagoya Gakuin University was established as a legally incorporated educational institution.|
|September||1983||Seto Campus Chapel was built to commemorate the university's 20th anniversary.|
|April||1989||The Faculty of Foreign Studies was established with two departments: The Department of English and the Department of Chinese. The Institute for Japanese Studies was established.|
|April||1992||The Faculty of Commerce was established with the Department of Commerce.|
|April||1997||Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration was established, offering graduate degrees in Economics (M.A.) and Business Administration (M.A.). Graduate School of Foreign Languages was established, offering a graduate degree in English (M.A.).|
|April||1999||Doctor’s Degree Program in Business Administration was added to the Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration.|
|April||2000||The Department of Policy Studies was added to the Faculty of Economics.|
|April||2001||A Correspondence Program, leading to a graduate degree in English (M.A.), was established in the Graduate School of Foreign Languages.|
|April||2003||The Department of Management and Business Communication was added to the Faculty of Commerce.|
|April||2005||The Department of International Culture and Cooperation was added to the Faculty of Foreign Studies.|
|April||2006||The Faculty of Human Health was established with the Department of Health Science and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Physical Therapy).|
|April||2007||The Nagoya Campus was opened. The Department of Chinese was reformed into the Department of Chinese Communication.
The New Nagoya Chapel was built on the Nagoya Campus.
|April||2008||A Correspondence Program, leading to a graduate degree of English (Ph.D.), was added to Graduate School of Foreign Languages.|
|April||2009||The Program of International Culture and Cooperation (M.A.) was added to the Graduate School of Foreign Languages.
The Department of Management and Business Communication was changed to the Department of Information and Management.
|April||2010||The Faculty of Human Health was changed to the Faculty of Health and Sports and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences.|
|April||2013||The Faculty of Law was established.|