Emmanuel College (Georgia)

Emmanuel College
Former names
Franklin Springs Institute
Motto Deus Nobiscum (Latin)
Motto in English
God With Us
Type Private
Established 1919
Affiliation International Pentecostal Holiness Church
President Ron White
Academic staff
Students 798
Undergraduates 798
Location Franklin Springs, Georgia, United States
34°16′55″N 83°08′53″W / 34.282°N 83.148°W / 34.282; -83.148Coordinates: 34°16′55″N 83°08′53″W / 34.282°N 83.148°W / 34.282; -83.148
Campus Rural
Colors Red and Gold         
Athletics CC
Nickname Lions
Affiliations NCAA - Division II Conference Carolinas
Website www.ec.edu

Emmanuel College is located in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Emmanuel is a private, Christian, liberal arts college and is affiliated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Enrollment averages between 700 and 800 students.[1]


Emmanuel College was founded in 1919 as the Franklin Springs Institute in Franklin Springs, GA. In its first years it taught high school courses grades eight through eleven and three college level courses.[2] The first buildings were two hotels and a skating rink.[3] In 1931, the college was forced to close for two years during the Great Depression. When the school reopened the new president, Thomas Aaron, began to refocus the institutes priorities from being a high school to a college. In 1939, the name was changed to Emmanuel College and the high school was called Emmanuel Academy.[2]

The year 1967 saw the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools grant the two year college full accreditation.[4] In 1991, the school was granted four-year accreditation.[5]

The school is continuing to support the Georgia Move On When Ready Program with the courses of Pre-Calculus, Calculus, English 101, and English 102.


The college has a faculty-student ratio of 15:1 and an acceptance rate of 55%. Emmanuel specializes in Christian ministry, education, and business majors, with the Teacher Education and Professional Development program being the most popular major at the college, 27% of enrolled undergraduate students. Other popular majors include: business, sport management, psychology, and general education.[6]

Emmanuel College offers over 30 areas of study and confers Associate degrees and bachelor's degrees through its four schools:[7]


Athletics logo
Emmanuel College Lions logo

Emmanuel College teams are known as the Lions. The college is a member of the NCAA Division II, primarily competing in the Conference Carolinas. Emmanuel is also a member of the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) for men's lacrosse, and the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) for men's volleyball. Emmanuel formerly competed in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

In recent years, the college has expanded its athletic department. In 2012 Emmanuel College added men's and women's lacrosse, men's volleyball, and clay target shooting along with opening its 76,000-square-foot (7,100 m2) athletic center that contains a basketball arena, volleyball court, an indoor track, a fitness center, an aerobics room, a swimming pool, a bowling alley, and a food court. The men's basketball team finished runners up in the NAIA National championship game in 2014, and the Cross Country Team finished third at Nationals in Fall of 2013.[8] The college also announced that men's and women's swimming and men's and women's bowling will be added for the 2013-14 academic year.[9] The college competes in 12 men's, 12 women's and three co-ed sports: Wrestling has also been added and will start competing in the 2015-16 school year.

See also


  1. "Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  2. 1 2 "Thomas Lee Aaron". Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  3. "History of E.C.". Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  4. "Woodward G. Drum". Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  5. "David R. Hopkins". Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  6. "Emmanuel College - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report Academics". U.S. News and World Report. September 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  7. "Areas of Study". Emmanuel College. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  8. Kneiser, MJ (October 7, 2012). "Emmanuel College opens new athletic complex". Anderson Independent Mail. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  9. "Emmanuel College adding new sports in 2013-14". Emmanuel College. October 20, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2013.

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