Students interested in attending a Christian college in Massachusetts can choose from several schools affiliated with different denominations. These schools also offer a range of degree programs, student population sizes and other student resources. Here we discuss a handful of the Christian schools in the state.
Massachusetts offers Christian colleges that vary in location and tuition rates, amongst other factors. Compare a few of these 4-year schools in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Anna Maria College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Paxton, MA||$37,130|
|Gordon College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Interdenominational||Wenham, MA||$36,740|
|Eastern Nazarene College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of the Nazarene||Quincy, MA||$31,780|
|Boston Baptist College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Boston, MA||$12,600|
|Northpoint Bible College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Assemblies of God Church||Haverhill, MA||$12,054|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Christian Colleges in Massachusetts
Students interested in attending a Christian school may want to explore the different spiritual growth opportunities, such as chapel services and ministry groups, that each school offers. Several of the Christian colleges in Massachusetts provide these activities, as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Explore the diversity of some of Massachusetts' Christian institutions.
Anna Maria College
The NCES reported that Anna Maria College had 1,060 undergraduate students in 2016 and the school's website in 2018 states that 100% of students receive some form of financial aid. The school offers certificate, bachelor's or master's degree programs in areas like graphic design, fire science, forensic criminology, paramedic science, sport management, music therapy, counseling psychology, criminal justice and health emergency management. Students wishing to develop their spiritual lives can participate in Bible studies, student-led retreats, and fellowship and service opportunities. The school also offers a wide range of student organizations, including Drama Club, SAAC - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Track Club, Class Boards and Billiards Club.
Gordon College offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in areas such as education, financial analysis, kinesiology, physics, French, chemistry, linguistics, math and theatre arts. According to the school's website in 2018, the school has an 11 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio and almost 1,600 undergraduate students. The college also reports that over 90% of students receive some type of grant or scholarship to help pay for their education. Students can grow spiritually through participation in spiritual formation groups, small groups, discipleship relationships, chapel services and Catacombs (student-led worship). The school also has Deep Faith week where the campus is devoted to prayer, reflection and worship.
Eastern Nazarene College
Eastern Nazarene College's Student Government Association (SGA) oversees 20 different student organizations and activities on campus, including campus ministries, the Veritas newspaper, intramural sports and Nautilus yearbook. The school also has an Office of Community Life that works in conjunction with SGA to provide campus activities, leadership opportunities and social justice discussions. Students can pursue associate's, bachelor's or master's degree programs in areas like Christian ministry, electrical engineering, global business, forensic science, pre-medicine, religion, marriage and family therapy, education and management. The NCES reported that the school had close to 800 undergraduate students in 2016, and the school's website in 2018 states that 100% of incoming freshmen receive institutional aid.
Boston Baptist College
Boston Baptist College is an undergraduate institution that had close to 80 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 in 2016, according to the NCES. The school provides spiritual growth opportunities for students through corporate worship services and peer-led small groups. Students can also participate in a range of SGA student activities, like trips to Boston, intramural sports, community service projects, concerts and more. Students at the school can pursue a Certificate in Biblical Studies, an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies or a Bachelor of Biblical Studies with a variety of minors, such as business, cross-cultural ministries, youth ministries or music ministry.
Northpoint Bible College
Formerly known as Zion Bible College, Northpoint Bible College provides students with certificate, associate's and bachelor's degree programs in Bible and theology, as well as a master's degree program in practical theology. The school's website states that the student-to-faculty ratio for 2015-2016 was 17 to 1, and the NCES reports that the school had a little over 300 undergraduates in 2016. Seniors score considerably higher at the end of their program on Bible Knowledge exams than freshmen, according to the school's website. For their spiritual lives, students can attend chapel services, pray and fast as a campus, participate in prayer as a class and attend devotionals in their dorm. The school also has two traveling ministry teams: Dwelling Place Worship and Appointed Drama Team.