Institutional Mission Statement
Emmanuel College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution that strives to prepare students to become Christlike disciples who integrate faith, learning and living for effective careers, scholarship and service.
Deus Nobiscum – “God With Us”
Emmanuel College is a private, four-year Christian college with an Evangelical, Pentecostal foundation. Committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1919 by the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.
There are about 800 students representing over 28 states, 10 foreign countries and 25 denominations.
Emmanuel has an attractive 150-acre campus in Northeast Georgia. Emmanuel has a secure setting surrounded by state parks and other attractions nearby. Emmanuel is conveniently located near Athens and Atlanta, GA and Anderson, SC.
Costs & Aid
Emmanuel is one of the nation’s most economical private colleges with tuition 49% below the national average, and with 9 out of 10 students receiving financial aid.
Nearly 25% of Emmanuel’s students come from over 300 miles away.
Emmanuel College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emmanuel College.
Four-year programs (B.A. & B.S.) lead to careers or graduate study. Liberal arts base. Two-year programs (A.A.) designed for institutional transfer. Strong Christian dimension. Student-faculty ratio of 15:1.
During the fall semester of 2003, 138 first-time, full-time certificate- or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Emmanuel College. After 6 years (as of August 31, 2009), 41% of them had graduated from our institution or completed their programs.
Emmanuel College is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of their economic or social status and does not discriminate in any of its policies, programs or activities on the basis of gender, age, race, handicap, marital or parental status, color or national or ethnic origin; over 19% of Emmanuel College's students are ethnic minority.
The Shaw-Leslie Library provides information services to students, faculty and staff of Emmanuel College as well as the community. It has a collection of more than 95,000 volumes, including books, music scores, CDs, DVDs, electronic books, monographs and other multimedia materials. Periodical resources include current paper journal subscriptions, newspapers, microfiche, indexing and full-text access contained in the databases of Galileo. Library services include computer labs, circulation, reference, library orientation and interlibrary loan.
Through numerous organizations, our students serve by visiting hospitals, homeless shelters and prisons. They tutor children, do street ministry, assist pastors, go on summer missions trips and more.
Fun, Games, Growth
Over 25 organizations provide opportunities for leadership, spiritual growth and fun. Intercollegiate teams include basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, cross-country, softball, baseball and more. Varied Intramural teams. Chapel, concerts, special events, community ministries, summer mission trips. Approximately one-third of our students serve in leadership positions.
Shaw Athletic Center
Our new 76,000-square-foot Shaw Athletic Center houses a basketball arena, volleyball and intramural courts, a fully-equipped fitness center, a spin room, an indoor track, a swimming pool, a bowling alley and a food court. Because proper exercise is a vital component of a balanced life, the entire student body has access to these state-of-the-art excercise and fitness facilities.
We would love for you to visit our campus. Click here to learn about the campus tour.