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Emmaus Bible College

Emmaus Bible College is Evangelical college with 187 students located in Dubuque, IA.

Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Do you think that Bible college students sit and read the Bible all day? Do you imagine that Iowa is all cornfields? You may have the wrong perception of studying at Emmaus.

Our college is located in Dubuque, a safe, lovely city of rolling hills and five colleges located on the Mississippi River, half-way between Chicago and Des Moines. We are an accredited, bachelor's degree-granting institution of higher learning. Our students come from 35 states and a number of foreign countries. They pick us because they can study the Bible and train for their professions at the same time. All of our students want to serve the Lord, but the majority does not go to seminary and enter ministry full time. All will be active in servant-leadership in their churches, however. We teach the Bible with an emphasis on New Testament principles. Sixty percent of our students are from the Plymouth Brethren assemblies, and forty percent from other evangelical churches.

Our faculty is committed to not only educating our students, but also developing personal, mentoring relationships with them. It is common for faculty to open their homes to students, as well as serve shoulder-to-shoulder with them in a local church. Though our faculty demonstrates scholarship, they are just as committed to training students within the context of a Christian community that offers maximum opportunity for spiritual growth and experience in hands-on Christian service. Our students learn how to minister in the real world to real people with real needs.

Come and see for yourself how much Emmaus has to offer.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 187
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 96% Full Time / 4% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 56% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 83%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Radio Station
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring reduced course load remedial instruction
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling veteran's counselor financial aid counseling chaplain/spiritual director
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major teacher certification english as a second language (esl) internships dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (27%), Business Administration and Management (20%), Counseling Psychology (15%), Bible/Biblical Studies (10%), Youth Ministry (10%), Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in pastoral counseling and specialized ministries not listed above.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Associates

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply programming and systems analysis principles to the selection, implementation, and troubleshooting of customized computer and software installations across the life cycle. Includes instruction in computer hardware and software; compilation, composition, execution, and operating systems; low- and high-level languages and language programming; programming and debugging techniques; installation and maintenance testing and documentation; process and data flow analysis; user needs analysis and documentation; cost-benefit analysis; and specification design.

Job Opportunities:

Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Network Support Specialists
Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President William J. Moore
President Philip Boom
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 19
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 78 : 21
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

72% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
48% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
16% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 25
 
SATMath410 - 570
Reading470 - 630

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay

Important: Character Personal Qualities, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Also Considered: Volunteer Work, Interview, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability, Academic GPA, Extracurricular Activities

Other Application Information: Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores SAT or ACT

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,218 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $14,812
$30K-$48K $14,096
$48K-$75K $20,953
$75K-$110K $22,820
$110K+ $17,738

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $14,600, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $14,600 Same as On-Campus
Fees $790 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,560 $4,950
Books $600 $600
Total (before financial aid) $22,550 $20,940

Students Receiving Aid

97% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 56% $5,972
Federal Scholarships/Grants 56% $4,814
Institutional Grants 94% $2,761
Other Federal Grants 13% $600
Pell Grants 56% $4,681
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 25% $3,870
Student Loans 56% $5,972

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

17% of students graduated on time.

77% of students graduated in six years.

50% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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