The Value of an Emmanuel Education

So many colleges, so many questions…

Students have many different options when choosing a college to attend, and it is often difficult to decide what makes one college better than another. Is it the location? Personalized attention? Academic programs? Networking potential? Career readiness? Social scene? Cost to attend? The truth is there is no one answer. The answers may vary from student to student as it is an individual preference, and when selecting a college, there is not a “one size fits all.”

What value does Emmanuel College offer students?


• Named Top 50 Best Regional Colleges (South) by US News & World Report for the 9th consecutive year.
• Named Top 50 Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities by
• Named the 9th Best Value School in the South by US News & World Report
• Named the 2nd Safest College in Georgia by
• 30 academic programs; private, four-year, liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


• Small class sizes with a 15:1 faculty/student ratio and individualized support services including career services, tutoring, academic advising, counseling, and pastoral care


• 99% of Emmanuel students receive some form of financial aid including academic and athletic scholarships as well as Federal Pell Grants for economically disadvantaged students.

Cultural Diversity:

• More than 900 students enrolled, representing 30 states and 22 countries
Collegiate Competition:
• 29 athletic teams competing in NCAA Conference Carolinas, Division II

Career Placement:

• 96% of recent graduates are employed or attending graduate school
However, the real value of Emmanuel’s 100-year history should more adequately be quantified not by numbers but by the thousands of lives changed. Based on this one reason alone, Emmanuel offers an immeasurable return on investment.

So, the real question is who do you want to be in 20 years? Do you have a higher calling on your life or a sense of purpose beyond the financial investment or gain? The Emmanuel College difference of preparing students to become Christ-like disciples who integrate faith, learning, and living into effective careers, scholarship, and service can help you get there.

A few current Emmanuel students and alumni chimed in on what they valued about their Emmanuel experience :

“Academically, I felt prepared to graduate and find a job, but more importantly, I felt prepared socially and spiritually, to be in a place where I could let God lead me to take a job that I probably couldn’t afford at that point, but he knew was the right step.” 

Jennifer Benton ’05 – Director of Football Office Operations, Clemson Football

“I actually remember the day I got a call from two different medical schools on the same day that I had been accepted,” Dr. Phillips said. “I was working in the Admissions Office and everyone was celebrating with me, and I went straight over to the Science Department and to tell my professors. Everyone was 100% behind me at Emmanuel. We are family.”

Dr. Stephanie Phillips ’06 – Family Physician at Beckley VA Hospital

“Emmanuel challenged me to grow academically, spiritually, and athletically every single day. The special part about Emmanuel is that you don’t face these obstacles alone. The teachers, other students, your coaches, and even your advisor are all invested in your success.”

Jack Fitzpatrick ’19 – Video Coordinator, University of Buffalo Men’s Basketball

“ The ability our faculty members had to really pour into us, I can’t forget the many hours they spent helping us learn and grow. I was Brooks to them, not a number and I appreciate my professors treating me like that and helping me get to where I am today.”

Brooks Mewborn ’99– CEO of College & Career Academy, Hart County HS

“My Emmanuel College education has helped me to mature not only as a student, but also as a person. The faculty and staff at EC have continually challenged and poured into me all while helping me to become a more Christ-like leader. I feel that because of my Emmanuel experience I am prepared to succeed in life and ministry.”

Dylan Maynor – Emmanuel Business Education major (Junior)