Mission Statement

The mission of Eastern Nazarene College is to serve God, the Church, and the World by providing a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Consistent with its Wesleyan heritage, ENC seeks to create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, justice and holiness as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement

Embracing its multicultural and urban environment, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating “the best in education and the best in Christian faith”.

Defining Values

Transformational Education

We will provide a holistic educational experience that integrates spiritual, academic and social development to prepare students to effectively serve in a changing world.

Faithful Authenticity

We will be deliberately honest in our relationships, management procedures, strategic planning and communication to foster trust and confidence with both internal and external constituencies.

Institutional Vitality

We will develop and sustain a sound financial and administrative infrastructure that provides a foundation for a vibrant campus culture and climate.

Service Orientation

We will model servant leadership to our students and community by creating a culture of excellent customer service.

Multicultural Understanding

We will create a context that welcomes and embraces various cultural backgrounds to promote cultural understanding and acceptance.

Christian Faith

We will act and respond in ways that value and validate each member of the community so that we reflect the servanthood of Christ as we interact with one another and the world to participate in the kingdom of God.

Intentionally Collaborative

We will develop and exercise the skills necessary for supportive and creative relationships to facilitate healthy collaboration both internally and externally.

Pursuit of Excellence

We will utilize our intellectual, financial and interpersonal resources to cultivate a lifestyle of stewardship that maximizes our personal and institutional potential within our organizational and physical environments.



ENC Community

From its inception in 1900, move to Quincy in 1919, and to the present, Eastern Nazarene College has pursued a mission of excellence in education in an atmosphere of Christian faith.

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ENC Athletics

The ENC Athletics Department is a competitive Division III athletics program, fostering the spirit of the student-athlete in a Christian environment.

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