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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.

 

History

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.

 

Administration

President: Dr. J. Derek Halvorson
Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Jeff Hall
Vice President for Operations & Finance: Mr. Fred Verwoerd
Interim Vice President for Development: Mr. Marc M. Erickson
Vice President for Student Development: Dr. Brad Voyles

 

Student Body

Full-Time Undergraduate Students: 804 (Fall 2021)
Part-Time Undergraduate Students: 68 (Fall 2021)
Total Undergraduate Students: 872 (Fall 2021)
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Graduation Rate: 72.1% (2021)
Freshman Retention Rate: 81.9%
College-wide Retention Rate: 89.7%
Percent of Students Who Live on Campus: 85%
Number of States Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
43
Number of Countries Represented
by Undergraduate Students:
18
Percent of Undergraduates from Out of State: 69%
Percent of Undergraduates Who Were Home Schooled: 28%

 

Admissions (Entering Freshmen Fall 2021)

Male: 49%
Female: 51%
High School GPA range
(middle 50%):
3.51 - 3.96
SAT (evidence-based reading & writing)
25th and 75th Percentile:
550 - 650
SAT math
25th and 75th Percentile:
520 - 590
ACT Composite
25th and 75th Percentile:
23 - 29

 

Top Six Majors (2021 graduates)

1. Biology (11.2%)
4. Business (8.5%)
2. Interdisciplinary Studies (9.4%)
5. Psychology (8.0%)
3. English (8.9%)
6. Art/Education (7.1%)

 

Accreditation

Covenant College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Covenant College.

 

Faculty

 
Full-Time Teaching Faculty:
59
Percent With Doctorate or Terminal Degree:
90%
Student-Teaching Faculty Ratio:
11 to 1
Average Class Size:
16

 

Facilities

 
Residence Halls:
4
Classroom Buildings:
5
Library Buildings:
1
Athletic Buildings/Gyms:
2
Acres of College Property:
400

 

Financial Data

 
Undergraduate Tuition:
$36,700
Room and Board
(Average):
$11,300
Estimated Cost of Attendance
(Varies between students):
$49,070
Covenant College's Endowment:
$58.6 million
Percent of Students Who Receive
Some Form of Financial Aid:
98%

 

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.

For more detailed data, please visit the Student Consumer Information page or the Institutional Research section of this website. We want to help. If you have any questions, contact us at 888.451.2683 or info@covenant.edu.

 

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

  • 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

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

Business

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

Chemistry

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

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

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

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History & Politics

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

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

International Studies

  • International Studies 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • 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, Theory/Composition Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

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

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

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

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor