The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in Georgia to save you the search.
Searching for the best Christian colleges in Georgia can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 79 percent. Georgia’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.
Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in Georgia to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.
Note: The best Christian colleges in Georgia are ranked in alphabetical order.
The Best Christian Colleges in Georgia
Location: Cuthbert, GA
From the institution: “Christian tolerance and an underlying belief in the worth and dignity of all people are at the heart of the educational process at Andrew. The student body at Andrew is made up of a wide variety of different individuals, from different backgrounds, with different religious beliefs. Weekly chapel services offer students the opportunity to worship together, share their lives in meaningful ways, and, at times, wrestle with some of life’s most difficult questions.”
Location: McDonough. GA
From the institution: “At Atlanta Bible College, faith, ministry, and academics collide into a life-changing, educational experience for all. We strive for students to grow their faith and deepen their relationship with God, our father, who created us and his Son, Christ Jesus, who redeemed us. Students will also be given the opportunity to connect with like-minded believers which facilitates fellowship unlike any other. Most importantly, students at Atlanta Bible College will learn how to equip themselves to follow the path that God lays out for anyone who chooses to believe in the Messiah.”
Location: Mount Berry, GA
From the institution: “Founded by Martha Berry in 1902 as the Boys Industrial School with the mission of providing educational opportunity to poor children of the rural South, Berry became a four-year coeducational college in 1926. Historically nondenominational, the College embraces such Christian principles as inclusivity and service, encourages examination of faith and values, and is welcoming and respectful to those from all religious backgrounds.”
Location: Mount Vernon, GA
From the institution: “As a comprehensive Georgia Baptist institution, Brewton-Parker College provides liberal arts and professional programs in a learning community of shared Christian values. Through the application of biblical truth in scholarship and a co-curricular focus on character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement, the college strives to provide a transformational experience that equips the whole student for lifelong learning and service in Christ.”
Location: Atlanta, GA
From the institution: “Like most historically black colleges, Carver College was established to meet the need for an institution of higher learning for those desiring biblical and theological training. Since God opened the doors of the institution in 1943, more than thousands of men and women have graduated. These graduates are serving God around the world in countries like Kenya, Ghana, Jamaica, and of course, the United States. Our school motto, “Training to Transform,” we take seriously our calling to train and equip our students for a lifetime of ministry.”
Location: Atlanta, GA
From the institution: “Clark College was founded in 1869 as Clark University by the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which later would become the United Methodist Church. The University today celebrates its historic bond with the denomination. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions.”
Location: Dade County, GA
From the institution: “Founded in 1955, Covenant College is a Christian liberal arts college located on Lookout Mountain, Georgia. We exist to explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things by preparing young believers for a life of service and God-honoring vocation. We are a community committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, and everything we do is grounded in our Reformed theology and worldview. At Covenant, we seek to inspire and equip our students to be faithful stewards of their God-given abilities – all of our programs are designed with this in mind.”
Location: Franklin Springs, GA
From the institution: “Emmanuel College is a community of Christ-centered higher learning that integrates faith, learning, and living within a biblical worldview and fosters spiritual, intellectual, and professional growth. Our students can choose from more than 30 liberal arts based four-year programs (B.A. & B.S.) that lead to careers or graduate study, or two-year programs (A.A.) designed for institutional transfer. The student-faculty ratio at EC is 15:1.”
Location: Atlanta, GA
From the institution: “The University, founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, cherishes its historical affiliation with the United Methodist Church. While Emory’s programs are today entirely nonsectarian (except for those at the Candler School of Theology), the University has derived from this heritage the conviction that education can be a strong moral force in both society and the lives of its individual members. To fulfill this mission, the University supports the full range of scholarship, from undergraduate to advanced graduate and professional instruction, and from basic research to its application in public service.”
Location: Augusta, GA
From the institution: “Paine College Mission Statement is reflective of the nature and purpose of the institution as a church-related liberal arts institution providing a high caliber education. The Mission Statement reflects the founding goals of the college and it is comprehensive in establishing the institution as grounded in Methodism and providing a basis for the institution’s operational foci. The statement is current as it is periodically reviewed, evaluated and approved by the governing body with appropriate input from its various constituencies. The Mission also firmly ties the College to its Biblical Foundation Statement.”
Location: West Point, GA
From the institution: “Founded in 1937, Point University is an accredited, nonprofit institution educating and equipping a diverse Christian community of cultural leaders motivated to live out their faith in the marketplace. The University provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions and awards associate, bachelor’s, and masters degrees. Point University is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the oneness of Christians, and the evangelization of the world.”
Location: Rome, GA
From the institution: “Believing that we have a higher calling as Christians, it is our responsibility and privilege to reflect the image of our Lord who is excellent in all his ways (Psalm 150:2). Our commitment to excellence in all facets of life should be carried forth with a grateful spirit, a humble heart, and with an aim to glorify God. Excellence is more than occasional achievements; it is an ongoing process and a way of life. Moreover, excellence must be coupled with integrity if it is to accomplish God’s purposes in the life of an individual (Psalm 15:1-2; Proverbs 11:3).”
Location: Toccoa Falls, GA
From the institution: “Our school is a private, nonprofit, Christian liberal arts institution located in the foothills of beautiful northeast Georgia. Established in 1907 by founder R. A. Forrest, our school’s mission is to cultivate a uniquely Christian learning community that integrates the pursuit of truth with godly character to produce graduates prepared both personally and professionally for service. The college works with many evangelical, Christian groups and is an affiliate college of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.”
Location: Young Harris. GA
From the institution: “Young Harris College is a private, residential, liberal arts institution located in the southern Appalachian region. The College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and students from all backgrounds are welcome. In a world of continual change, Young Harris College educates students in the liberal arts and professional programs, serves both the region and the world, and empowers its graduates to create and define service, successes and meaning throughout their lives.”