Home to 114 colleges and universities — including some of the most prestigious institutions in the world — Massachusetts has long been known as a leader in higher education. And Eastern Nazarene College is proud to rank among the state’s best: BestColleges.com recently ranked ENC as #20 on its list of best colleges in the state, joining Harvard (#1) and MIT (#2) on the list.
BestColleges.com’s methodology takes into consideration a number of key characteristics, including acceptance, enrollment, retention and graduation rates; student loan default percentages; academic quality; and affordability to name a few. The rankings reflect the most recent information available through IPEDS and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is a fully accredited traditional Christian liberal arts college with over 1,000 students distributed across a residential undergraduate program, adult studies and a graduate program. Located on Boston’s historic south shore and within walking distance of the beach and the MBTA, ENC is positioned perfectly for all our undergraduate and graduate students to live, work and study. Direct access to Boston, Quincy based businesses and our network of alumni professionals around the world help ENC to create an incredible collegiate experience for all our students.
• 100% of incoming Freshman receive institutional aid
• 95% of ENC graduates are employed or in graduate school (13% above the national average)
• ENC graduates’ salaries after attending are $11,500 higher than the national average
While many faculty are active in publishing and research, and some are leaders in their fields, the emphasis is on the teaching and mentoring of students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service learning projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. ENC is one of 160 members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
ENC students, from a variety of faith backgrounds, are challenged to consider their spiritual journey as seriously as they consider their academic journey. As a Christian college welcoming more than 40 denominations, ENC is committed to helping students find balance as Christians in their personal relationship with God, in their relationship within their community, and in their relationship with the world. Throughout their time growing and learning at ENC, students are encouraged to examine those relationships which will serve as the cornerstone for lifelong spiritual development.
For over 116 years, ENC has prepared students for lives of leadership and service through a liberal arts education. Today, students are educated for the 21st century through 41 majors, where a global perspective transcends academics. 95% of ENC graduates are employed or in graduate school. ENC graduates’ salaries after attending are $11,500 higher than the national average – a true testament of the academic excellence to which ENC is firmly committed. Fueled by a passion for their subject areas, faculty members are active in publishing and research, are leaders in their fields and are continually focused on building society’s next generation of leaders.
Nestled in an urban residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, ENC’s campus, with its picturesque New England setting is a window to the world for each new generation of students. In the tradition of educating with a global perspective, ENC generates endless opportunities for students to learn about the world around them. Whether it’s through cultural experiences in Boston, study abroad semesters, or international visiting scholars, students are continually invited to open their eyes to new experiences and expand their perspective.