Emmaus Bible College is an accredited, 4-year private college in Dubuque, Iowa affiliated with the Open Brethren. It offers double majors in both professional and biblical studies. It was established as Emmaus Bible School in 1941 in Toronto, Ontario, by Ed Harlow, John Smart, and Ernest Tatham. Emmaus began offering correspondence courses a year later, with the target audience being military personnel. The college relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1947, and in 1984, it moved to where it is now located at 2570 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, Iowa. It was then renamed Emmaus Bible College. Emmaus has been a member of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA) since 1956. The college is nationally accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education as well as regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of NCA - a higher education center which aims to integrate biblical teaching with what it considers to be a Christian worldview in vocational and general studies. Emmaus is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.