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Founded in 1955, Covenant College is an academically rigorous liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

At Covenant, we take our motto, “In all things Christ preeminent,” very seriously. We strive to ground everything we say and do in Christ and his teachings. So if you’re looking to wrestle with important and difficult questions in an encouraging and challenging community, you’ve come to the right place.



Since 1955, Covenant College has provided a first-rate, life-changing college education. From humble beginnings in Pasadena, California, Covenant is now blessed with hundreds of acres atop beautiful Lookout Mountain, Georgia, an excellent faculty, and students eager to prepare for extraordinary callings in ordinary places. Take a look back at the growth of the College through the decades, and join us in giving thanks to the Lord for his gracious provision and preeminence in all things.



President: Dr. Brad Voyles
Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. H. Collin Messer
Vice President for Development: Mr. Marc M. Erickson


Student Body

Full-Time Undergraduate Students: 847 (Fall 2023)
Part-Time Undergraduate Students: 13 (Fall 2023)
Total Undergraduate Students: 860 (Fall 2023)
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Graduation Rate: 71% 
Freshman Retention Rate: 87%
College-wide Retention Rate: 91%
Percent of Students Who Live on Campus: 85%
Number of States Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
Number of Countries Represented
by Undergraduate Students:
Percent of Undergraduates from Out of State: 67%
Percent of Undergraduates Who Were Home Schooled: 29%


Admissions (Entering Freshmen Fall 2023)

Male: 46%
Female: 54%
High School GPA range
(middle 50%):
3.62 - 3.98
SAT (evidence-based reading & writing)
25th and 75th Percentile:
590 - 710
SAT math
25th and 75th Percentile:
540 - 680
ACT Composite
25th and 75th Percentile:
23 - 30


Top Majors (2023 graduates)

Business & Psychology (10.43%)
Biology (BIO + BIOP) & Interdisciplinary Studies (6.75%)
Art (10.13%)
Elementary Education (6.13%)
Sociology (7.59%)



Covenant College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Covenant College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (



Full-Time Teaching Faculty:
Percent With Doctorate or Terminal Degree:
Student-Teaching Faculty Ratio:
12 to 1
Average Class Size:



Residence Halls:
Classroom Buildings:
Library Buildings:
Athletic Buildings/Gyms:
Acres of College Property:


Financial Data

Undergraduate Tuition:
Room and Board
Estimated Cost of Attendance
(Varies between students):
Covenant College's Endowment:
$57.5 million
Percent of Students Who Receive
Some Form of Financial Aid:


Intercollegiate Athletics

Member of NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics
Intercollegiate Sports Available:
Men's Baseball
  Varsity and JV Men's and Women's Basketball
  Men's and Women's Cross Country
  Men's Golf
  Varsity and JV Men's and Varsity and JV Women's Soccer
  Women's Softball
  Men's and Women's Tennis
  Men's and Women's Track & Field
  Varsity and JV Women's Volleyball


Notice: The above information is updated annually.

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Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor


  • Economics 
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor