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EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE. The largest Bible college in the United States and Canada. The college serves the Plymouth and Christian Brethren movements, offering one- and three-year Bible programs and correspondence courses to more than 300,000 students speaking over one hundred languages. Emmaus purchased the seventeen acre property of AQUINAS INSTITUTE in June 1983, and moved to the site from its forty-year home in Oak Park, Illinois.

In June 1984, Emmaus announced the college would offer a four-year bachelor's degree program in cooperation with the UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE. Students in the program would receive a degree in Christian education or Biblical studies. A one-year program was announced with the Northeast Iowa Technical Institute (now Northeast Iowa Community College).