Emmanuel Facts

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities.


Arts & Sciences

  • About 1,950 students 
  • 60+ majors, minors and concentrations 
  • 95 full-time faculty members; 0 teaching assistants 
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio 
  • 17 academic honor societies 
  • 86% of first-year students live on campus
  • 100% of students participate in an internship as part of the core curriculum
  • More than 80% of students participate in community service 
  • Nearly 50,000 hours of volunteer service annually 
  • 52 countries and 34 states and territories represented on campus 
  • 16 Division III varsity athletic teams 
  • 100 areas of involvement, including clubs and organizations, leadership positions, athletic teams and honor societies.
  • 650 events and activies on campus last year
  • Study abroad opportunities are available through more than 500 programs in over 70 countries
  • Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science 
  • 2018-2019 Tuition: $39,544
  • 2018-2019 Room & Board (double room): $14,994
  • Outcomes for the Class of 2017, one year following graduation:
    • 97% of graduates were employed, enrolled in additional education or completing military or volunteer service
    • 98% of graduates seeking employment had found a job 
    • 96% of graduates seeking acceptance to graduate school had been accepted
    • Graduates were working and studying in 20 states across the U.S. and in nine countries spanning five continents

Graduate & Professional Programs (including adult continuing education)

Master's and graduate certificate programs in nursing, management, education and instructional design available in a variety of formats for your convenience.


  • On-campus programs include an M.S. in Nursing and graduate certificates in nursing, both with tracks in nursing education and nursign management
  • Fully-online undergraduate program in nursing (for RNs)


  • Specialized tracks in management for human resource management and research administration
  • On-campus programs include the M.S. in Management, M.S. in Management with specialization in Research Administration, M.S. in Human Resource Management, and graduate certificates in Human Resource Management, Management & Leadership and Research Administration
  • Hybrid (on-campus and online) programs M.S. in Management and graduate certiciate in Management & Leadership
  • M.S. in Management with a specialization in Research Administration and graduate certificates in Research Administration offered fully online


  • On-campus Master of Education (M.Ed.) program

Instructional Design:

  • Instructional Design certificate offered fully online

Explore Emmanuel

Emmanuel Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant for Service Initiatives

In May 2019, Emmanuel College was selected as one of 100 Boston-area nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The grant will help support service initiatives through Emmanuel's Cardinal Seán O'Malley Center for Mission & Ministry.

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Emmanuel Grads Making Boston the Premier City for Work

Greater Boston is home to thriving startups, storied financial firms, major media markets, world-class medical centers, leading universities and game-changing non-profits. How is Boston able to continually attract top talent and incubate innovative organizations?

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Exceeding Expectations

Emmanuel's innovative academic programs, dedicated career development and Boston location lay the foundation for successful careers.

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