Emmanuel College is a private, four-year Christian College with an Evangelical and Pentecostal foundation located in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Founded by the Reverend George Floyd Taylor of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Emmanuel College was established in 1919 as the Franklin Springs Institute. 1931 the school was forced to close down, temporarily, due to Great Depression; just two years later, however, in 1933, the institute was reopened as a high school and junior college. Gradually, the school evolved from being a small community school into a modern influential junior college; in 1939 the institute was renamed Emmanuel meaning “God with us”.
Academic ProgramsEmmanuel College’s mission is to be 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.” Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ever since 1967, Emmanuel College is known as one of the nation’s most economical private colleges, with tuition costs that fall far below the national average.
Emmanuel College offers a variety of undergraduate programs, including two-year Associate of Arts programs and four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Emmanuel College is made up of four schools, including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Christian Ministries, and the School of Education, which are further divided into several different departments, including the departments of Business, Christian Ministries, Communication Studies, Education, English, Kinesiology & Sports Management, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Student LifeEmmanuel College has a total enrollment figure of nearly 900 undergraduate students. Students hail from over 28 states in the Union as well as at least 10 foreign countries with representatives from approximately 25 Christian denominations. All full-time students are required to live in a college owned housing, unless certain criteria are met. Students are housed in one of Emmanuel College’s several residence halls, including two which were recently renovated and Robertson Hall, the College’s newest state of the art facility. Emmanuel College sits on a 150 acre campus in North East Georgia in a secure setting that is surrounded by state parks and other nearby attractions. The campus is conveniently located near Athens and Atlanta, Georgia as well as Anderson, South Carolina, providing plenty of recreational, cultural, academic, and career-related opportunities for students
Emmanuel College recognizes at least 25 different student-led organizations which provide plenty of opportunity for leadership, spiritual growth, and fun. Students may also enjoy chapel, special events, concerts, community ministries, summer mission trips and more or participate in one of the College’s varied Intramural teams. As an NCAA Division II school, Emmanuel College’s intercollegiate teams primarily compete in the Conference Carolinas.