Emmaus is located in Dubuque, Iowa, a Mississippi River city of 60,000 people. It serves as the metropolitan center of 250,000 residents in the Iowa/Wisconsin/Illinois tri-state area. It is a city of traditional values and loyalties.
Dubuque provides many wholesome activities for the Emmaus student. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra performs regularly at the Five Flags Center. The new National Mississippi River Museum and Riverwalk is a draw for tourists from across the country. There are many beautiful parks and recreation areas, including the Mines of Spain hiking area and Eagle Point Park, which provides a spectacular view of the upper Mississippi. Fall brings out the beauty of the variety of trees and foliage along the river and its tributaries.
Dubuque is also a center for education, boasting five colleges and seminaries. The city setting provides a variety of activities within easy reach of every student. This healthy environment is a suitable setting for the Emmaus education and for the community outreach of Christian service and evangelism.
The Campus is located on the west side of Dubuque on twenty-four acres of gently rolling land. The main building contains classrooms, the Marble Chapel, an auditorium, administration and faculty offices, dormitories, the dining room, student center, coffee shop, bookstore, and racquetball courts. Smith Hall contains the Student Center, our computer center, additional dormitories, the business office, ECS Ministries, Believers Stewardship Services, and maintenance facilities. The Pollard Fieldhouse, attached to Smith Hall, offers two gymnasiums, weight room, and the Courtside Cafe.
Outdoor recreational facilities include spacious grounds for softball, football, soccer, and various winter sports. Our two gymnasiums offer facilities for basketball, volleyball, and other activities. The campus borders a public golf course that provides additional recreational opportunities. Ice-skating, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing are also available in the community.
The Emmaus Bible College graduation rate for 2013-2014 was 82%. This number represents the percentage of certificate or degree seeking undergraduate students who completed their intended programs within 150% of the published program length.