Emmaus Bible College

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Emmaus Bible College is located on the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, right between Chicago and Des Moines. The school is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, and integrates the teachings of the Bible (specifically the New Testament) with its general and vocational studies programs. Through its Correspondence School division, Emmaus also offers courses in 125 languages in over 105 countries. The college has a sister school, Emmaus Bible College based in Australia.

There are around 300 full- and part-time students enrolled at Emmaus Bible College. The school is affiliated with the Plymouth Brethren, a non-denominational society of similar evangelical churches. About half of the students at Emmaus belong to the Plymouth Brethren, with the other half coming from various evangelical backgrounds. Along with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, Emmaus offers certificates in ministerial and Biblical fields.

Emmaus offers men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball at the intercollegiate level.

General Information

Admission Office

2570 Asbury Road

Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 588-8000

Fax: (563) 588-1216

Contact: Steven Witter

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2570 Asbury Road

Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 588-8000


Total undergrads: 242

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 64

Degree-seeking undergrads: 238


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 91%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies A,B,C
Missionary Studies B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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